Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #560

    dilipb said:
    This sounds promising except for the initial warning about RAID. I'm going from a system with a RAID data drive (the boot drive is not RAIDed) to a new system that has an SSD boot drive and, again, RAIDed data drive. I can easily clone the data drive, but what is the easiest approach to get my system looking the same as the old one?

    The old computer is Intel Core i7 870 Quad Core 2.93 GHz processor with 16GB memory. I can't find the specs of the new one I'm going to get, but it's a current Intel chipset. Windows 7 OEM is installed on both - I bought a license key for each one (and hope to sell the old computer with Windows 7 ready to go for the new person). Thanks!

    Dilip
    Hiyya dilip mate no offence but your query - best done through a new thread as this one will likely be marked as solved and maybe not read again. Just make sure you have all your specs as is and what is going to be required on board when you do:)
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    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #561

    Thanks. I'll try a new thread and didn't realize this was not the place to post. BTW, RAID may not be an issue as I was planning on copying the data drive to an external hard disk, then copying from that hard disk to the new data drive. The fact that the two computers have RAIDed data drives seems irrelevant. Maybe I could follow the tutorial here since the OS drive is not in a RAID, though the new one is an SSD? Also, I found built-in Windows Easy Transfer, but that doesn't move programs. Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #562

    If it is about this tutorial, you can post here, probably the best place to post. :)
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  4. 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
       #563

    dilipb said:
    Thanks. I'll try a new thread and didn't realize this was not the place to post. BTW, RAID may not be an issue as I was planning on copying the data drive to an external hard disk, then copying from that hard disk to the new data drive. The fact that the two computers have RAIDed data drives seems irrelevant. Maybe I could follow the tutorial here since the OS drive is not in a RAID, though the new one is an SSD? Also, I found built-in Windows Easy Transfer, but that doesn't move programs. Thanks!
    Oops sorry dilip I forgot we were in a tutorial as Derek pointed out

    Just ask away my friend :)
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #564

    Can I use this approach to get up and running on my new computer?


    Thanks. Are there suggestions given that I do have RAID or, as my last comment above, is it the case that RAID is a non-issue as my boot drive is not in a RAID? Thanks.

    ICit2lol said:
    dilipb said:
    Thanks. I'll try a new thread and didn't realize this was not the place to post. BTW, RAID may not be an issue as I was planning on copying the data drive to an external hard disk, then copying from that hard disk to the new data drive. The fact that the two computers have RAIDed data drives seems irrelevant. Maybe I could follow the tutorial here since the OS drive is not in a RAID, though the new one is an SSD? Also, I found built-in Windows Easy Transfer, but that doesn't move programs. Thanks!
    Oops sorry dilip I forgot we were in a tutorial as Derek pointed out

    Just ask away my friend :)
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #565

    Something I cannot answer dilip as I have never used RAID the other s are far more knowledgeable re that stuff.:)
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  7. Posts : 3
    windows7 home premium x64
       #566

    its a bit late but im new so thanks
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  8. Posts : 2
    64bit
       #567

    The first method tells me there has been a fatal error.. what should I do?
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  9. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #568

    kevsosm00th said:
    The first method tells me there has been a fatal error.. what should I do?
    Hi, welcome to the Seven Forums. Did you read the tutorial through before sysprepping your Windows? This quote is from the end of the tutorial:

    I have tested all above mentioned methods with all versions of Windows 7, from Starter to Enterprise. It works every time, with one exception: for reasons unknown to me, sysprep seems sometimes dislike Windows Media Player networking service, which is by default started every time Windows 7 starts. In about every third time I've done this, I've got an error message when trying to generalize:


    However, this is not a big problem. You just need to stop the WMP networking service, and run sysprep with generalize option again. You can stop the service in question by typing net stop WMPNetworkSvc to command prompt, and hitting Enter:

    Kari
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    64bit
       #569

    Kari said:
    kevsosm00th said:
    The first method tells me there has been a fatal error.. what should I do?
    Hi, welcome to the Seven Forums. Did you read the tutorial through before sysprepping your Windows? This quote is from the end of the tutorial:

    I have tested all above mentioned methods with all versions of Windows 7, from Starter to Enterprise. It works every time, with one exception: for reasons unknown to me, sysprep seems sometimes dislike Windows Media Player networking service, which is by default started every time Windows 7 starts. In about every third time I've done this, I've got an error message when trying to generalize:


    However, this is not a big problem. You just need to stop the WMP networking service, and run sysprep with generalize option again. You can stop the service in question by typing net stop WMPNetworkSvc to command prompt, and hitting Enter:

    Kari
    Thank you very much for you fast reply. I will try to do this once I get home and if it doesn't work I will send u screen shots of what happens
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