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Windows 7: Transfer Windows 7 to New Computer

26 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Transfer Windows 7 to New Computer

Hi, How would you transfer complete Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit installation from old computer with PATA HDD to New computer with SATA HDD?
Any info would be much appreciated.

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26 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


If either has a WD or Seagate HD I'd use Acronis premium free cloning/imaging suite to clone or image it over, otherwise use Win7 built-in imaging or Macrium - Image your system

Be sure to include MBR and track 0 if asked, have Win7 installer or Repair CD standing by in case it won't start to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times after making sure Win7 or it's 100mb System REserved (preferred) is marked Active. Mark Partition Active
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26 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Another option would be to use the Migrate OS to SSD or HDD feature in the free version of Aomei Partition Master. I have used it a number of times and it has always worked very well.
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26 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would make a system image using Macrium and restore the image to your new drive.
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27 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

Thank you everybody for the quick and valued responses.
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