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

09 Apr 2014   #610
Kari

 

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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13 Apr 2014   #611
SteveTT

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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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13 Apr 2014   #612
Kari

 

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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13 Apr 2014   #613
SteveTT

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Ok. How do i copy the log file if the system is not working? Is there a way.
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13 Apr 2014   #614
Kari

 

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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13 Apr 2014   #615
SteveTT

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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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13 Apr 2014   #616
SteveTT

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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


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File Type: log setupact.log (111.9 KB, 144 views)
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13 Apr 2014   #617
SteveTT

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 



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13 Apr 2014   #618
Kari

 

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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13 Apr 2014   #619
Kari

 

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
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