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

29 Mar 2012   #220
Kari

 

You are right, you can not sysprep an in-place upgraded Seven.


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30 Mar 2012   #221
Tonyyy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey Kari, I know this post is pretty old, but it seems people still post and reply. I've got a general quick question. A couple days ago I received my Intel Motherboard and Core i7, upgrading from a Manufactured AMD Motherboard. Yesterday, I swapped out the old AMD Motherboard in replace with the new Intel Motherboard. It wouldn't boot up, it said invalid system disk, replace the disk and press any keys. I went into the bios and changed some settings and got it to the point where it asked me to just "Run windows normally" or use the "Start-up Repair Wizard". When I ran windows normally it basically blue screened and when I use the Start-Up Repair Wizard it wouldn't go anywhere at all. It just stood at the screen. Although, before I did this, I did make a boot up disk, but I'm still wondering if that would work to fully boot up my computer with no complications. In the end, I basically put the old motherboard back in and system restore to a past date, and everything went back to normal. My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium is an OEM version because I bought this computer from Best-Buy and eventually upgraded everything slowly, everything went well. I'm only having problems with the new motherboard and cpu. Will method one work? I'm questioning myself because yes, it is an OEM version of Windows 7, but I don't have the money at the moment to purchase a clean Window 7 CD. The Core i7 and Motherboard are just sitting there and I don't want it to go to waste. Any ideas?
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30 Mar 2012   #222
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tonyyy View Post
Hey Kari, I know this post is pretty old, but it seems people still post and reply. I've got a general quick question. A couple days ago I received my Intel Motherboard and Core i7, upgrading from a Manufactured AMD Motherboard. Yesterday, I swapped out the old AMD Motherboard in replace with the new Intel Motherboard. It wouldn't boot up, it said invalid system disk, replace the disk and press any keys. I went into the bios and changed some settings and got it to the point where it asked me to just "Run windows normally" or use the "Start-up Repair Wizard". When I ran windows normally it basically blue screened and when I use the Start-Up Repair Wizard it wouldn't go anywhere at all. It just stood at the screen. Although, before I did this, I did make a boot up disk, but I'm still wondering if that would work to fully boot up my computer with no complications. In the end, I basically put the old motherboard back in and system restore to a past date, and everything went back to normal. My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium is an OEM version because I bought this computer from Best-Buy and eventually upgraded everything slowly, everything went well. I'm only having problems with the new motherboard and cpu. Will method one work? I'm questioning myself because yes, it is an OEM version of Windows 7, but I don't have the money at the moment to purchase a clean Window 7 CD. Any ideas?
What is the bsod error? Is harddisk now attached to old motherboard ...if so I know some tricks
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30 Mar 2012   #223
Tonyyy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not too sure, it bsod and instantly crashes. Don't have enough time to glance at it, and yes at the moment my hard drive is currently attached to my old AMD Motherboard.
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30 Mar 2012   #224
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tonyyy View Post
I'm not too sure, it bsod and instantly crashes. Don't have enough time to glance at it, and yes at the moment my hard drive is currently attached to my old AMD Motherboard.
Goto device manager:
update the SATA driver to "standard AHCI 1.0 serial ATA controller"
Also IDE drivers to standard.
Don't reboot now!!

Deinstall other unwant stuff as well. On board graphics card driver, on board wifi, on boar network card, cpu driver etc.

Als uninstall unwant software for example spcial graphics card software.

Now shutdown and attach disk to new motherboard. try to boot
Are both motherboard BIOS's set to AHCI. See SATA mode somewhere in bios.
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03 Apr 2012   #225
lkm020

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Kari,
Will Method 1 work for porting a Vista installation?
Thanks
Kevin
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03 Apr 2012   #226
Kari

 

Hi Kevin.

Basically sysprep works the same way on Vista and Seven so why not? Have never tried on Vista, though, so I can not promise you anything.

If you make a backup or create a system image first, there's nothing stopping you to try. Worst case scenario would be to restore the backup or image

Kari
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05 Apr 2012   #227
Lord KiRon

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Stuff to add to tutorial

Hi guys,
Great tutorial.
I registered to report something worth adding to the tutorial:
If you get the dreaded “Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.” error during restore of sysprep image and computer keeps restarting attempting to configure itself and gives this error again - there is an easy solution (at least worked for me twice on Wn7 x64 Ultimate SP1 and x64 Pro SP1) :

- Just try to boot into safe mode with F8. It will tell you that it can't be configuret from safe mode - it's OK, next restart it will pass the "installing serivces" phase and go into system configuration screen as expected.
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05 Apr 2012   #228
Kari

 

Thanks for the tip, Lord KiRon and welcome to the forums.

Kari
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05 Apr 2012   #229
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DanishDude View Post
EDIT - a few hours later:

Remove this key:
hkey_local_machine\system\setup\ dword: upgrade
...and then give sysprep another go.
This worked for me, thanks for the tip !!
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