Windows 7 on B550 With Ryzen 5 CPU

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  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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       #11

    Okay I think I'm understanding now. I'm fatigued which is making it harder to understanding, so I'll sleep after this post.

    From what I understand though:

    I begin by extracting 1904v3.iso (boot media) to a USB stick using usb7ice, step 2 is where I get stuck. I can't connect the source win7 SSD to the laptop (it only allows for one drive). But basically, I need to find a PC or something that will allow my SSD to connect to it. The destination disk, which is where the win7 backup image will be written, can be an external HDD or SSD via USB connection if that's the only way. Then I put in the USB stick with the boot media on it, and go into the boot menu of the laptop (or other device) and force it to boot into the OS on the USB stick. After that I can look at making a backup of the main drive (or in my case I might only need to drag and drop files from and to the external drive if that's possible, rather than make an entire backup image of the win7 drive)

    Is this all correct? I will reply in a few hours. Thanks again for helping me. If you have any ideas on what I can use instead of the laptop it would help. I can only think of trying to find a friend with a PC or laptop that allows for more than one drive.
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  2. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #12

    I can't connect the source win7 SSD to the laptop (it only allows for one drive).
    Take the existing laptop disk out temporaraily. Put the dead pc win 7 ssd in.

    OR if you have at least 3 usb ports on the laptop and you dont mind buying one of those usb to sata adapter things . They can be quite handy.

    In which case you could attach all 3 via usb on your laptop - the source ssd via the adapter below, and the detination disk via usb, and the bootable usb.


    iitrust USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SSD HDD Drives - SATA to USB 3.0 External Converter and Cable,USB 3.0 - SATA III converter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    On a separate note:
    What are you planning to do about the windows license on the new ryzen machine? Your laptop will have slp ( offline ) activation, but your dead desktop would almost certainly have used online activation. You would need a license you can transfer.
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #13

    So I could put my win7 SSD in the laptop (but not boot), plug in the external HDD as destination drive, and then boot from the USB stick in order to complete this? Otherwise the SATA adapter might be a good investment.

    Honestly I'm not sure about the license. I don't have a valid one in the Win7 drive I don't think. I might not make a backup image of Windows 7 if I can avoid it. If I can get into the drive and just transfer some files from there to the external HDD then I might just wipe it clean and get Windows 10. That is, if it's even possible to do that when using a bootable USB?
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  4. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #14

    So I could put my win7 SSD in the laptop (but not boot), plug in the external HDD as destination drive, and then boot from the USB stick in order to complete this?
    by george you've got it

    If there is a valid license on the win7 partition you can find it thus:

    in the boot media start winntsetup. ( it is under the start menu in the "Install" folder ).

    Rt click in the top pane , select "Local windows installations" and it will display the license keys of all installed os.

    then click the Save button and it will save them to a txt file which you can put on the usb stick.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 7 on B550 With Ryzen 5 CPU-wintsetup.jpg  
    Last edited by SIW2; 30 Apr 2022 at 16:03.
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  5. Posts : 7,029
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #15

    The best way to do the drive backup is to connect the to a SATA to USB caddy or cable. Then connect it to your laptop and generate a drive image and save on your laptop or on another external drive.


    What is the size of the desktop drive and the laptop drive?
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  6. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #16

    the dead pc disk is an ssd.

    He has an external disk

    He has made a bootable usb with my media on it.

    He doesn't have an adapter, so the easiest way is to put the ssd into the laptop.

    boot from the usb stick , then image /transfer/copy whatever he wants from the ssd to the external disk
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  7. Posts : 7,029
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #17

    SIW2 said:
    the dead pc disk is an ssd.
    Yes I've seen and edited my post.
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  8. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #18

    SIW2 said:
    the dead pc disk is an ssd.

    He has an external disk

    He has made a bootable usb with my media on it.

    He doesn't have an adapter, so the easiest way is to put the ssd into the laptop.

    boot from the usb stick , then image /transfer/copy whatever he wants from the ssd to the external disk
    This is what I'll be doing a little bit later today. I won't mark the topic as solved yet just in case, but It's been made pretty clear to me what I need to do now. Thanks so much SIW2 you've been incredibly helpful. Thanks to you also Megahertz07 for your input. I'll message back here a little later after I've finished the process or if I've run into an issue

    - - - Updated - - -

    SIW2, when using Usb7Ice there is no efi option that I can see. There's fat32 which I've selected, and for boot manager there's either Standard (BCD) and Grub4Dos (if detected). Do I just use fat32 and standard (BCD) and click copy iso to usb drive?
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  9. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #19

    Do I just use fat32 and standard (BCD) and click copy iso to usb drive?
    yes. That will work for both bios and efi boot.
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  10. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
       #20

    SIW2

    Wish you had a guide, how to use

    17514x86.iso
    17514x64v30.iso

    I have realized the tools powerful. So far I tried only what I know or I could guess. many functions still NOT explored. need a guide.
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