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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

24 Dec 2011   #140
BadRando

win7 64 home premium
 
 

WOW ! Thank you so much for this info. It took me only 3hrs to go from an empty case and a bunch of parts to benchmarks complete using this method. Booted up right the first time and went just as described in the tutorial.

Thanks again


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24 Dec 2011   #141
Kari

 

Hi BadRando, welcome to the Seven Forums-

You are welcome, it is nice to hear you succeeded.

Kari
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07 Jan 2012   #142
venice

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Kari,

1. I have my Windows installed on C: drive, all my Program Files on a D: drive, than my games on a E: drive.
Will Sysprep restore all of these?

2. Regarding personalization. Is it possible to use a 3rd party app to do a backup of all personalized stuff like save games, applications preferences and stuff? Can you recommend one?

I was considering using Easy transfer for this. First doing an Easy Transfer and save it on a USB drive. Then Sysprep my system, transfer hardware, boot up as the tutorial goes and then launch Easy Transfer to restore all personalization? Will this work?
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07 Jan 2012   #143
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Venice are you trying to swap your motherboard, or do you want to put harddrive in another pc? Are C, D en E drive partitions on 1 physical disk?
What is listed in device manager under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"?
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07 Jan 2012   #144
venice

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am going to replace my: CPU, MoBo and RAM
I am keeping the hard drive and GPU
I have one physical drive.

IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLERS:
ATA Channel 0
ATA Channel 0
ATA Channel 1
ATA Channel 1
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

I have a hell of a lot applications preferecens in my user folder. Especially the Adobe ones I want to keep intacted. Please help
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07 Jan 2012   #145
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Does your current MoBo have an on board GPU, networkcard, wifi and maybe more?
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller .. nice that's what I wanna say.. change to standard
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07 Jan 2012   #146
Kari

 

Hi Venice, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sysprep takes care of the whole Windows system, regardless on which drives your system folders are located.

I would like to recommend you to do a full backup before proceeding. Because your system is on several drives, use a third partu backup application. I use Macrium Free but other geeks might recommend something else.

Windows Easy Transfer adds an extra layer to security by doing a backup of your personal files, but I see it as an unnecessary step if you do a full system backup.

Kari
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07 Jan 2012   #147
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What is your old cpu type and what's the new one?
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07 Jan 2012   #148
venice

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So doing Sysprep... will it save all my personlised data for my installed applications? For example Adobe Photoshop preferences like Actions, Palletes etc are all saved in my User folder.

I am transferring form LGA 775 to 1155. Both motherboards come from Asus and do not have GPU units onbaoard. Only LAN and Audio.
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07 Jan 2012   #149
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

  1. Remove all drivers no longer needed (on board devices). For example network, wifi, usb.
  2. Uninstall all software related to this stuff
  3. Now shutdown and power off. (don't reboot!)
  4. Replace Mobo, CPU, memory
  5. Start your PC
  6. Install drivers. Use DVD which comes with MoBo
  7. Check device management for errors
This simple procedure works in 99.9% of the cases.
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