Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 11
    windows 7
       #300

    it was nice but due to this some thing will get loose

    better u guy can transfer the HDD to new computer and boot it with safe mode and install the drivers and restart it in normal mode
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #301

    SevenRick said:
    Should I clone my ssd to a hhd before I run sysprep? Then take the syspreped hhd to the new board, make sure it boots and then clone the hhd to the new sata3 ssd?
    That's how I would do it.
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  3. Posts : 15
    windows 7 ultimate
       #302

    in the tutorial, it is told after running the sysprep, next step is to clone/backup the harddrive and then restore the image onto another harddrive. As the system has already gone through sysprep, how could i do a cloning? Do i need a cd native booted cloning software? any suggestions?
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  4. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #303

    Yes, you need a third party imaging solution that allows you to create an image when not booted to Windows. Macrium is one good solution.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #304

    Kari,

    Question:

    Why in post #14 below is it recommended to boot with an imaging CD\DVD? Once sysprep is complete and the hard drive moved into a new system, wouldn't the hard drive boot without the third party software?


    The third-party software I use (Casper) does not require restoring the image. It clones the entire hard drive which is bootable as it is. Am I missing something here?







    Kari said:
    It simply means that if you want to transfer your Windows installation as it is, with applications and user profiles intact, to A) a new hard disk in your old computer, or B) to a completely new computer, you should do this:
    • Boot your old computer normally to Windows
    • Follow the steps 1 through 5 in method 1
    • When sysprep is finished and computer shut down, boot it from an imaging CD/DVD. DO NOT BOOT NORMALLY TO WINDOWS!
    • Now create a system image. Notice that this image contains at this point a complete image of your generalized Windows, ready to be booted "first time". Use external HD to store the image
    • Shut down the computer
    Now you have two choices, depending on what you are doing:
    1. If you are changing hard disk to your old computer, do it now, then boot again from imaging CD/DVD and restore image to this new, virgin hd in your old computer. Boot then your computer normally from HD which now contains a generalized image of your old Windows setup
    2. If you are transferring you Windows setup to a new computer, boot it with imaging CD/DVD and restore the image to its HD. Boot then the new computer normally from HD which now contains a generalized image of your old Windows setup
    In both above mentioned scenarios you have restored a generalized image of your Windows setup to a new HD. Go back to tutorial method 1 following it from step 7 to the end, and you are done.

    Kari
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  6. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #305

    You are not missing anything. Quite an opposite, you have revealed an error in my response there. I have asked administrators to check if a member has deleted a post there, because I have really big difficulties to understand how I have responded so if the post you quoted is a response to the post above it.

    The post in question is telling about scenario where HDD is changed. You only need to boot with imaging tool if / when you are moving the image to a new HDD. Only then.

    If you move the HDD to new setup, you of course boot from that sysprepped HDD.

    Thanks for showing the error in my response.

    Kari

    EDIT: Admin told me it's no longer possible to see if there were some deleted posts just before that post of mine. Anyway, I edited it now to answer the question above it.

    I'm sorry that it has been there for quite a while now. The post did not made sense if it was a response to the question above it. Too long time now, I do not remember any deleted posts there but want to think there was some asking something that would have been answered with the post of mine you quoted. Don't want to think I'm such an idiot I would give so wrong answer...
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #306

    Kari,

    Well, that makes me feel better. I'm glad I could help clarify. That is the least I can do especially considering this is such a beneficial and informative thread.

    Rick
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  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #307

    Two follow up questions:

    Are there any advantages to running sysprep in safe mode?

    Is there a workaround for restoring lost personal settings, (toolbars, folder options etc) after running sysprep? Are these preferences stored in any particular folder(s) that could be copied over to the new system?
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  9. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #308

    Kari said:
    Yes, you need a third party imaging solution that allows you to create an image when not booted to Windows. Macrium is one good solution.
    Agree Kari I did find the later version of Macrium easier to use than the EaseUS to do that I was using as the problem with EaseUS is getting it back from large drive to small drive - can't be done.
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #309

    I successfully ran sysprep, moved the ssd to the new machine and get the following errors and bsod:

    1. Auto check program not found
    2. Then windows logo, then blue screen flash with error c000021a "session manager initialization system process terminated."
    3. immediate reboot

    I was really hoping this would work, any ideas?
    Last edited by SevenRick; 10 Jul 2012 at 08:29.
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