Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #610

    Each subsequent Sysprep with Generalize switch does exactly the same: check for your Windows setup for existing hardware related information and remove it. It works and reacts exactly the same way regardless if it's done several times on the same install (useless but a geek way to test: sysprep, reboot to OOBE, reinstall drivers, sysprep again and so on), or on a restored image then afterwards restore the same image and sysprep again.

    Sysprep does not care how many times it has been previously done.
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  2. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #611

    Hi Kari
    I attempted the sysprep again today. Uninstalled all unnecessary driver and reset SATA drivers to standard, removed graphics card and driver etc, however the install has done the same. I rebooted to safe mode but it will not enter this mode stating unable to complete installation. Rebooted and now stuck on the Setup is Starting Services screen. Any suggestions? Note that I am changing motherboard which remains an Asrock MB and unpgrading CPU which remains Intel.
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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #612

    Please upload and post all log files, especially the setupact.log and setuperr.log from folder C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther on the sysprepped system, I will check them to see if an obvious error can be found.
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #613

    Ok. How do i copy the log file if the system is not working? Is there a way.
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  5. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #614

    You need to find a way to boot the system up, for instance using Windows install media and selecting Repair instead of Install and then accessing the folder in question from Command Prompt in Repair Console, or with a Linux Live-CD.
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #615

    I can get to repair, but unable to copy the files to a cd for instance. Sorry, I may be missing something...I am not an IT wizard as you can tell.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #616

    Its ok I couldnt get the pc to copy the files to cd so have copied to a usb stick which I've now [ATTACH]setuperr.log[/ATTACH]attached. Thankyou
    Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer Attached Files
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  8. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #617
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  9. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #618

    OK.

    Real life keeps me a bit preoccupied at the moment, house full of visitors (re: Today [14.2]). I'll check those as soon as possible, posting then back here.
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  10. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #619

    I found something.

    Your Canon PIXMA MP630 printer / scanner's TWAIN drivers seem to cause problems for Sysprep. The same with the Nvidia GPU. My suggestion:
    • Restore the system image on old hardware
    • Shut down the PC, remove Nvidia GPU (use on-board GPU instead)
    • Disconnect PIXMA device
    • Boot
    • Uninstall all software for both PIXMA and NVIDIA
    • Reboot
    • Run Sysprep with the Generalize switch and Shutdown selected
    • Replace old hardware
    • Boot to Safe Mode
    • Reboot normally

    If everything works, shut down the PC, install drivers and software for them.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 13 Apr 2014 at 19:46. Reason: Had to fix an annoying typo.
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