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Windows 7: New HD

20 May 2011   #11
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Or the image

I would use the windows easy transfer way since this requires a clean install anyway

Josh




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20 May 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JorgeO View Post
To reinstall all the programs/apps would be too cumbersome.

Just suppose I have a laptop and decide to purchase a new one (both with Win 7).
Would I have to reinstall all the programs? In XP or Vista I could migrate the programs without a reinstall!
If you want to move your Win7 installation to the new computer, you can use this method to SysPrep the HD, then swap it or it's image into new computer and it will start up like a new install with all of your programs intact: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

Otherwise with a clean reinstall I would not use WET to transfer files as the hidden AppData settings are a corruption path into a fresh new install. Best to just copy your User account to external, then copy it into new install.

Your best bet is to SysPrep your old install over to the new computer then rely on a backup image so you never have to reinstall.

In place of SysPrep you can also use Paragon Adaptive Restore CD run at boot on the moved Win7 HD before you try to start it on new hardware.
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20 May 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JorgeO View Post
To reinstall all the programs/apps would be too cumbersome.

Just suppose I have a laptop and decide to purchase a new one (both with Win 7).
Would I have to reinstall all the programs? In XP or Vista I could migrate the programs without a reinstall!
If you want to move your Win7 installation to the new computer, you can use this method to SysPrep the HD, then swap it or it's image into new computer and it will start up like a new install with all of your programs intact: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

Otherwise with a clean reinstall I would not use WET to transfer files as the hidden AppData settings are a corruption path into a fresh new install. Best to just copy your active User folders to external, then copy it into new install. Other tips for getting a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

Your best bet is to SysPrep your old install over to new hardware then rely on a backup image so you never have to reinstall.

In place of SysPrep you can also use Paragon Adaptive Restore CD run at boot on the moved Win7 HD before you try to start it on new hardware.
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20 May 2011   #14
JorgeO

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, gregrocker

I will study carefully your SysPrep suggestion.

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