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Windows 7: Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

05 Mar 2014   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks a lot.
I have image backups and use a NAS for daily file backups too.
However I'm not sure if you answered my question about ssd with junction links. And whether all apps and their preferences will be kept with such a paragon p2p action.

Thanks for your help.

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05 Mar 2014   #32


It will be the exact same installation that you have now. PAR doesn't touch anything except the drivers if used to P2P Adjust.
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05 Mar 2014   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello gregrocker,

You said, and I agree, that it's best to reinstall Windows anyway as a fresh and clean install is what you should aim for.
So, the best is a tool that can preserve all your apps & settings, license keys, passwords, user profiles etc. and copy that over to the new or upgraded PC.
Doing some searching I found the tool PCmover from LapLink.
Have you any experience with this?

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05 Mar 2014   #34


I would not use that on a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7or a retail reinstall as it is a corruption path into a fresh install which defeats the purpose of following the steps to get it perfect.

It explains in the tutorial how to easily back up your files and not forget anything.

Because it's so simple, you could always use PAR to see how you like the old install. But now would also be a good time to invest in a truly clean reinstall if you're game.
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08 Jan 2015   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My Windows 7 installation is still unable to boot after running PAR. I am actually just doing a testing by installing Windows 7 on my spare hard disk in my PC and then migrate it to my laptop which is of course of different hardware. I had followed all the steps in this tutorial. Any help will be very much appreciated.

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08 Jan 2015   #36


Confirm that the correct partition is Partition Marked Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

It should be same partition as in source setup unless you only migrated Win7 and it had another partition marked Active. Normally this is 100mb System Reserved if you have it, or C if you don't, but on some systems Recovery is marked Active, or the Active flag was moved on purpose or inadvertantly. If in doubt, ask back.
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