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

16 Feb 2012   #180
Kari

 

You need to run command prompt as administrator. It can be found on Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories, then right click Command Prompt and run as administrator.

You could not stop that service because command prompt was not run as administrator.

If sysprep does not run, nothing will happen. reboot and you are good to go.

Kari


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16 Feb 2012   #181
ricknau

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Wow! Put my new PC together. Stuck in my syspreped hdd and bingo! Up comes my old windows. Thanks so much guys for the great tutorial!
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17 Feb 2012   #182
Kari

 

Good to hear you got it working.

Kari
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18 Feb 2012   #183
nicklulu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kari,

Thank you for a very informative post.

I have a question for you:

I have used the backup and recovery in windows 7 to create an image that I used to image several other computers with the same hardware specs as the original pc.

The image I made was a computer in a workgroup.

After I imaged the rest of the computers, then I will join them to a domain.

The computers will connects to a kms server for widonws 7 and office.

So my question is would I still need to run sysprep? What would be the issues if I don't?

Our SCCM server went down and I need to deploy several computers down quick! I have one new imaged pc and I used it to make an image from backup and recovery.

Your reply is greatly appreciated!

Regards,

NickLulu
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18 Feb 2012   #184
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

When it comes to "Domain SID", the Domain SID is recomputed each time a computer enters a domain. Thus, all the "post-cloning operations" that are based on "leave the domain and then rejoin the domain" will actually cause a re-creation of the Domain SID for the computer that joins the domain.
In other words, duplicated SIDs are usually not a problem with Microsoft Windows systems
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18 Feb 2012   #185
Kari

 

@NickLulu: Do not sysprep your image.

No reason for me to say anything more, Kaktussoft already told it. Only posting to thank Kaktussoft of a good answer

Kari
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18 Feb 2012   #186
nicklulu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the info guys!

Unfortunately, I "might" have an issue with the KMS server not couting my license correctly: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929829

I would need to check if the CMID are the same, if not I'm golden.

I really appreciate your help and this posting. I know you said that this was mostly for end users and not IT professionals, but you posting also help us in the Enterprise environment.

Cheers!

NickLulu
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06 Mar 2012   #187
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok parts from the Egg on the way to upgrade my aging 6600 quad core. Going with the x79 platform and the 2d gen Hex core Intel processor. Also a SDD, new case, Quad Channel RAM, cooler, beefier Platinum cert PSU, blu ray burner etc on the way. In other words I am about upgrading everything but the graphics and sound cards and related sound stuff, mouse, monitors and keyboard.

So I got Acronis Home 12 to aid in moving windows 7 from my existing Hard disk and onto the SDD and into a different hardware environment. But from reading the Acronis manual and this tutorila I will say I am confused. Acronis says something about syspart taking care of only certain plug and play drivers but not critical ones. They mention something about HAL and having the new MB and controller drivers available and using their add on plug in to migrate to a new system. This plug-in is currently free when obtained with Acronis Home 12. Problem is the instructions for this does not include a how to...just the theory and why behind it.

I'm just wondering if it's necessary. Or can i just get by with using syspart as described here ?

Also --as far as preparing the SDD--my existing computer Sata already is set to ACHI---so--I can just unplug an existing sata data HD, plug the SDD in, reboot so its recognized, then go to disk management and make it active and then perform the commands to align it correctly----or must that be done in the new computer somehow ? So many questions.

All parts but the CPU should arrive tomorrow and CPU on Thursday--I'm looking forward to getting started.
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06 Mar 2012   #188
Kari

 

This tutorial is about System Preparation Tool SysPrep, not SysPart which is completely different. Using SysPrep with generalize switch takes care of every hardware specific driver, replacing them with native, general Windows drivers. With this method and Acronis you are ready to go.

About your SSD, post your thoughts and questions on Hardware.

Kari
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06 Mar 2012   #189
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by armyslowrdr View Post
Ok parts from the Egg on the way to upgrade my aging 6600 quad core. Going with the x79 platform and the 2d gen Hex core Intel processor. Also a SDD, new case, Quad Channel RAM, cooler, beefier Platinum cert PSU, blu ray burner etc on the way. In other words I am about upgrading everything but the graphics and sound cards and related sound stuff, mouse, monitors and keyboard.

So I got Acronis Home 12 to aid in moving windows 7 from my existing Hard disk and onto the SDD and into a different hardware environment. But from reading the Acronis manual and this tutorila I will say I am confused. Acronis says something about syspart taking care of only certain plug and play drivers but not critical ones. They mention something about HAL and having the new MB and controller drivers available and using their add on plug in to migrate to a new system. This plug-in is currently free when obtained with Acronis Home 12. Problem is the instructions for this does not include a how to...just the theory and why behind it.

I'm just wondering if it's necessary. Or can i just get by with using syspart as described here ?

Also --as far as preparing the SDD--my existing computer Sata already is set to ACHI---so--I can just unplug an existing sata data HD, plug the SDD in, reboot so its recognized, then go to disk management and make it active and then perform the commands to align it correctly----or must that be done in the new computer somehow ? So many questions.

All parts but the CPU should arrive tomorrow and CPU on Thursday--I'm looking forward to getting started.
step 1: Install all unnecessary drivers from "device management" and corresponding software. Don't reboot!
step 2: Install drivers for new Mainbord from DVD. Don't reboot!
step 3: upgrade special sata drivers from "device management" to "standard AHCI SATA 1.0 Serial ATA Controller". Don't reboot! This step is the most important
step 4: shutdown and power off
step 5: build new pc
step 6: put harddisk with win7 in new build pc
step 7: power on
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