Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 212
    Win7 64 bits FR
       #130

    Hi guys,

    I'm here because I'm out of idea.

    I'm replacing my motherboard and CPU this Friday. I don't want to reinstall. I never did this before and I can't loose time switching motherboards many times to make my installation work on the new motherboard, so I decided to test the different methods including sysprep before doing the upgrade. To test, it simple, I try to make my Win7 installation run on a virtual machine.

    Until now, I always end up, after loading disk.sys, with a BSOD error code 0xC000021A. I tried putting MSAHCI driver instead of RST, tried sysprep and also just loading my original installation, same error.

    Any suggestion ?
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  2. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #131

    try uninstalling special sata drivers in device manager (like intel sata driver). just upgrade that driver in device manager to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller"
    Also set all ide-drivers to standard. then shutdown and DON'T reboot. instead start in virtual machine
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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #132

    Kaktussoft said:
    try uninstalling special sata drivers in device manager (like intel sata driver). just upgrade that driver in device manager to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller"
    Also set all ide-drivers to standard. then shutdown and DON'T reboot. instead start in virtual machine
    Exactly. Thanks for jumping in :)

    Kari
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  4. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #133

    or even simpler: remove sata and ide drivers from device manager and shutdown. DO NOT reboot

    Kaktussoft said:
    try uninstalling special sata drivers in device manager (like intel sata driver). just upgrade that driver in device manager to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller"
    Also set all ide-drivers to standard. then shutdown and DON'T reboot. instead start in virtual machine
    "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller" -> Done before, without success
    "Also set all ide-drivers to standard" -> Not done, but I think it's already in ide standard MS driver.

    And when I want to try, I shutdown, backup the image of my HDD with snapshot, then restart in Windows and try the image in VirtualBox.

    Here are a couple of screenshots:






    search on google for to stopcode. it's a logon process problem!
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Nov 2011 at 10:52. Reason: merged consecutive posts
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  5. Posts : 212
    Win7 64 bits FR
       #134

    Ok ok look guys, my testing method was not working because of snapshot. It seems it didn't do well the partition resizing. I have just been able to create the partition in the virtual hard drive the same size as the image. After that Windows started (the sysprep image).

    It could be due to snapshot not being able to work well within windows 8 preview.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)
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  6. Posts : 388
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
       #135

    Great tutorial

    Now that I know this level of expertise is here the tutorials
    may be my new place of worship.
    Does this mean I can turf Acronis and Norton Ghost :)

    Adding to rep now kari - cheers
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  7. Posts : 72
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
       #136

    Thanks so much for this. Getting a new laptop and didn't want to got through the experience of reloading all my programs again. Seems very straight forward from your tutorial. Never knew the power of sysprep. Thanks again Kari.
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  8. Posts : 212
    Win7 64 bits FR
       #137

    Update: I installed the new motherboard yesterday, everything is fine. I've got a couple of softwares that behaves strangely since but I will probably find the cause later.
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  9. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #138

    WindowsStar said:
    Great work Kari!

    Please note as Kari has stated:

    All personalization is removed (taskbar, toolbars, folder options, start orb etc.)

    This is one of the major problems with sysprep that computer techs have complained about for years. In major deployments we NEED the personalization to stay in the image.

    Another note: If you have the Built-In Administrator account Enabled it will Disable it. If you have any custom settings for the Built-In Administrator account those are wiped out too as it is part of the personalization removal process. Very annoying. -WS
    Geat tutorial!! Some questions:
    • Do I have to reinstall all windows updates?
    • All program settings are still active?
    • what is meant by "personalization"? Also mousepointer, screensaver, background image, etc?
    What exactly is lost?
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  10. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #139

    Kaktussoft said:
    Geat tutorial!! Some questions:
    • Do I have to reinstall all windows updates?
    • All program settings are still active?
    • what is meant by "personalization"? Also mousepointer, screensaver, background image, etc?
    What exactly is lost?
    Here's an extract from the original tutorial, explanations answering your questions added in blue:


       Note
    What does Sysprep generalizing do to my Windows 7 setup?
    • All system specific information is removed or uninstalled
      • All system / hardware specific drivers are rolled back (changed) to general Windows drivers. For instance your graphics card driver is changed to a general Windows display driver
      • I recommend re-installing all hardware specific drivers like chipset, video, audio, NIC's etc.
    • Security ID (SID) of your hardware setup is reseted
    • All system restore points are deleted
      • After generalizing it is not possible to do a system restore to an earlier point. This is why it is extremely important to do a backup prior to generalizing
    • All event logs are deleted
      • Windows starts "from beginning", event logs are cleared as if the PC was a new computer booted first time
    • All personalization is removed (taskbar, toolbars, folder options, start orb etc.)
      • Absolutely every change you have made to change Windows appearance and feel is lost. This includes your personalized themes, self made Start orbs, color changes, personalized pointers etc. When booted first time after generalization Windows uses default factory theme, colors, sounds and pointers
    • Built-in administrator account is disabled (if it was enabled) and needs to be re-enabled if needed
      • If you have enabled built-in administrator account, it will be disabled


    What happens when booting first time after sysprep generalizing?
    • First boot configuration is run
      • Windows boots in so called Welcome mode (OOBE)
    • New SID is created
    • Re-arm counter is reseted if not already re-armed three times
      • If Windows was not yet activated when generalized, and if the max amount of rearms (3) to lenghten pre-activation period were not yet used, Windows starts as brand new installation meaning you have 30 days time to activate and you can rearm (= get another 30 days grace period) total of three times
    • Windows 7 is booted using first boot default drivers and settings
      • Windows uses built-in defaults in every aspect; a generalized Windows 7 is, feels and looks as any brand new Windows 7 when booted first time. Only exception is user-installed software and user files and folders, as well as installed Windows updates; all these remain


    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 01 Dec 2011 at 07:51. Reason: Fixed some typos
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