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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       #660

    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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  2. Posts : 101
    WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
       #661

    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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  3. Posts : 101
    WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
       #662

    Kari - Please help. I took extra precautions now how do I solve this?
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  4. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #663

    crashnbuen said:
    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?
    crashnbuen said:
    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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  5. Posts : 101
    WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
       #664

    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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  6. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #665

    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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  7. Posts : 101
    WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
       #666

    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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  8. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #667

    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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  9. Posts : 101
    WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
       #668

    Kari said:
    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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  10. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #669

    crashnbuen said:
    Kari said:
    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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