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

03 May 2014   #660
Kari

 

They shouldn't be affected in any way. For Windows they are programs like any other programs, their own virtual drivers will remain in system. To be sure you need to try, I have never had any other virtualization programs installed on a Windows 7 system I have transferred to a new PC than Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode, and those worked well on the new system, too, after moving OS over.


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03 May 2014   #661
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

So, I tried to be extra careful and am now getting this error.

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the Installation."
[Setup is preparing your computer for first use]

I cant even get to F8 and go to safe mode. This might be even before that stage comes around.

I tried running the SSD in the original X61T also.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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03 May 2014   #662
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Kari - Please help. I took extra precautions now how do I solve this?
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04 May 2014   #663
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
So, I tried to be extra careful and am now getting this error.

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the Installation."
[Setup is preparing your computer for first use]

I cant even get to F8 and go to safe mode. This might be even before that stage comes around.

I tried running the SSD in the original X61T also.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
Kari - Please help. I took extra precautions now how do I solve this?
I will response to all posts in my tutorial threads as soon as I can. I of course subscribe to them to get notified when there are new posts.

Please do not repeatedly message me. You have an issue, you post it here, when I'm online and have time I will check your post. OK?

Please be more precise. What did you do (tell as exact as you can)? In your message to me you told you took extra precautions? Which precautions? Do not leave anything out because you think it has nothing to do with this.
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04 May 2014   #664
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

I did the following:

Backup Image of entire SSD Disk using Acronis True Image.

DISABLE:
- Avira
- VMWare
- Oracle VBox

UNINSTALL:
- Thinkpad & Lenovo stuff
- Some other drivers as well

The SYSPREP went fine without any issues.

The Restart on new machine was going pretty well also and then got up to this point and boom:
SCREEN:
[Setup is preparing your computer for first use]

Message Box
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the Installation."

This messagebox keeps popping up everytime I restart.

Thoughts on what can be done? I cant get to Safe Mode using F8 or Advanced or any mode in anyway to pause this cycle.
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04 May 2014   #665
Kari

 

My recommendation:
  • Connect SSD back to old hardware
  • Restore the system backup
  • Backup your personal files and folders
  • Connect SSD to new hardware
  • Do a clean install
  • Restore your personal files and folders from backup.
  • Reinstall your software
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04 May 2014   #666
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

That's my backup plan. Is there anyway to bypass this issue faced post SysPrep?

Or something I can do prior to Sysprep to make this go through on my next attempt?
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04 May 2014   #667
Kari

 

Did you try to boot the new hardware with install media (Windows 7 DVD or USB) and try the repair feature?
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04 May 2014   #668
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Did you try to boot the new hardware with install media (Windows 7 DVD or USB) and try the repair feature?
Not. Would that have helped?
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04 May 2014   #669
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Did you try to boot the new hardware with install media (Windows 7 DVD or USB) and try the repair feature?
Not. Would that have helped?

IT might but you have to try it to see.
Repair Install

Sorry, wrong tutorial, use Kari's suggestion instead.
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