Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #520

    Sometimes sysprep simply doesn't work. And you have to sysprep BEFORE swapping motherboard, which is impossible in case motherboard becomes faulty all of a sudden. In those cases you can do Paragon P2P adjust OS. It automatically injects missing critical drivers to make system bootable again. Do it AFTER motherboard swap, or after transfering to new computer. Very easy procedure. It injects drivers from windows repositry or any folders you select. Normally all is done with a few clicks.... only win7 standard sata driver (which is on harddisk anyway) needs to be installed to make it bootable.

    Of course you have to install motherboard drivers from motherboard CD afterwards. Afterwards also check "device manager" for devices without drivers and other problems listed there.

    Manual (pdf) and ISO can be found on my dropbox. Burn ISO to DVD and boot from that DVD https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogvkez2hnab1isv/GMh6pwmwcP
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  2. Posts : 18
    Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #521

    Kaktussoft said:
    . . . only win7 standard sata driver (which is on harddisk anyway) needs to be installed to make it bootable.
    I'm not sure what that means. Does that happen automatically or does something special have to be done?
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  3. Posts : 341
    W7 Ult x64, W8 Pro x64 and W10 Pro x64
       #522

    Kaktussoft said:
    Sometimes sysprep simply doesn't work. And you have to sysprep BEFORE swapping motherboard, which is impossible in case motherboard becomes faulty all of a sudden. In those cases you can do Paragon P2P adjust OS. It automatically injects missing critical drivers to make system bootable again. Do it AFTER motherboard swap, or after transfering to new computer. Very easy procedure. It injects drivers from windows repositry or any folders you select. Normally all is done with a few clicks.... only win7 standard sata driver (which is on harddisk anyway) needs to be installed to make it bootable.

    Of course you have to install motherboard drivers from motherboard CD afterwards. Afterwards also check "device manager" for devices without drivers and other problems listed there.

    Manual (pdf) and ISO can be found on my dropbox. Burn ISO to DVD and boot from that DVD https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogvkez2hnab1isv/GMh6pwmwcP
    Is my understanding correct which is that I create a W7 backup image on old machine in whatever way, restore it on a new machine, and if it fails to boot then I use the Paragon tool to make it boot?
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  4. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #523

    iamjim said:
    Kaktussoft said:
    . . . only win7 standard sata driver (which is on harddisk anyway) needs to be installed to make it bootable.
    I'm not sure what that means. Does that happen automatically or does something special have to be done?
    The Adjust OS routine automatically uninstalls the special SATA driver (for old chipset not present on new motherboard). Afterwards it automatically installs the standard win7 sata driver which works with most chipsets.

    In very few cases .. less than 3% it doesn't work with the standard stuff. But in that case, even adjust os can't find the win7 OS to adjust (it can't find the physical drive). So if you can select the win7 instance there.. you know for sure it will work.

    In that case (if it can't find the drive) you have to inject drivers in WINPE itself. See page 22 of manual. After that it has the drivers and all goes fine.
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  5. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #524

    churin said:
    Kaktussoft said:
    Sometimes sysprep simply doesn't work. And you have to sysprep BEFORE swapping motherboard, which is impossible in case motherboard becomes faulty all of a sudden. In those cases you can do Paragon P2P adjust OS. It automatically injects missing critical drivers to make system bootable again. Do it AFTER motherboard swap, or after transfering to new computer. Very easy procedure. It injects drivers from windows repositry or any folders you select. Normally all is done with a few clicks.... only win7 standard sata driver (which is on harddisk anyway) needs to be installed to make it bootable.

    Of course you have to install motherboard drivers from motherboard CD afterwards. Afterwards also check "device manager" for devices without drivers and other problems listed there.

    Manual (pdf) and ISO can be found on my dropbox. Burn ISO to DVD and boot from that DVD https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogvkez2hnab1isv/GMh6pwmwcP
    Is my understanding correct which is that I create a W7 backup image on old machine in whatever way, restore it on a new machine, and if it fails to boot then I use the Paragon tool to make it boot?
    w7 restore will clean the disk automatically first, so all is gone on that disk. Be sure new disk is at least as large as old disk. It will logically be an exact copy (if you backupped all partitions). So all partitions have same size as before and are on same spot.

    Use P2P Adjust OS afterwards.

    You can resize/move partitions later using Partition Wizard Free.
    Last edited by Kaktussoft; 27 Apr 2013 at 10:50.
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  6. Posts : 341
    W7 Ult x64, W8 Pro x64 and W10 Pro x64
       #525

    Kaktussoft said:
    Windows 7 restore will clean the disk automatically first, so all is gone on that disk. Be sure new disk is at least as large as old disk. It will logically an exact copy (if you backupped all partitions). So all partitions have same size as before and are on same spot.

    Use P2P Adjust OS afterwards.

    You can resize/move partitions later using Partition Wizard Free.
    I gather my understanding is correct.
    What I am interested in is restoring just one partition backup, not multiple partitions or a whole disk which includes more than one partitions.

    What are "P2P" and "Partition Wizard" ?

    .
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  7. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #526

    churin said:
    Kaktussoft said:
    Windows 7 restore will clean the disk automatically first, so all is gone on that disk. Be sure new disk is at least as large as old disk. It will logically an exact copy (if you backupped all partitions). So all partitions have same size as before and are on same spot.

    Use P2P Adjust OS afterwards.

    You can resize/move partitions later using Partition Wizard Free.
    I gather my understanding is correct.
    What I am interested in is restoring just one partition backup, not multiple partitions or a whole disk which includes more than one partitions.

    What are "P2P" and "Partition Wizard" ?

    .
    P2P means Physical to Physical, so from one physical machine to another. Partition Wizard Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. is a FREE partition manager.

    With win7 built-in backup utility you can backup 1 or more partitions. At least the ACTIVE partition (with bootmanager and bootmenu) and win7 partition will be backupped. If you want you can include more partitions as well.

    On restore, win7 checks if you restore to original disk. It must have same partition layout as before!! So no resized partitions, no deleted, no extra partitions. It it so it's not original as it was at time of backup... it cleans the disk totally and makes the old structure itself.

    As a result, on restore all partitions have same size as time of backup. So you can't restore to a smalller disk!

    Imaging with free Macrium that is more flexible tool! It can resize on restore (use winpe version if restoring!). It can restore to smaller disk
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #527

    Life Saver


    Hi Kari,

    You saved my life and you have thought an amazing thing! A million thanks for this great tutorial/post!!!! Simply amazing!

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #528

    Hi Axzg31, welcome to the Seven Forums.

    Good to know it worked for you. A thank you is always nice, especially when you seem to have joined the forums just to say it. It gives an extra vanity boost .
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  10. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #529

    Unprepared old HDD and OS on new PC


    Hello there,

    I've just travelled to another country with all my original internal and external HDDs.
    On one of the hard-drives is the installation of the original OS (Win 7 Ultimate -32). For various reasons, I couldn't bring the old PC with me and I have made no changes (or any other preparations) to the OS beforehand. Now, I have received a new PC (with new and different hardware) and would like to ask if there's a way to still make the old OS load and work?

    Please excuse me if this question has been already raised in this thread.

    Thanks in advance!
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