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Windows 7: New components - BSOD flashes for 1 second - booting from usb

26 May 2012   #1

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New components - BSOD flashes for 1 second - booting from usb

Hi all

I recently upgraded my CPU, PSU, RAM and motherboard and kept my original hard drive and dvd drive which are about 8 years old - still working though. I have been told that I am getting the error as by keeping the original hard drive it would require a clean install of windows. I plan to use windows7-usb-dvd tool to place my windows.iso onto a usb stick.

My question is, when I boot from the usb stick will I be able to choose my old hard drive to install the windows too. Also can anyone tell me if my plan will work?


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26 May 2012   #2
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If Win7 won't start on the new HD, you needed to SysPrep to move HD to another computer on the old hardware, use Acronis True Image with Universal Restore to re-image while adjusting to hardware changes, or find a Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to do this from the new hardware.

To Clean Install Windows 7 I would wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command after moving any data off of it that you need. Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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 New components - BSOD flashes for 1 second - booting from usb

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