Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 2
    Win7 Pro x64
       #730

    Hi Kari
    Can "SYSPREP Generalise" be used to -- transfer the OS of a SATA HDD to a SATA SSD ?
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #731

    alicemalt77 said:
    Hi Kari
    Can "SYSPREP Generalise" be used to -- transfer the OS of a SATA HDD to a SATA SSD ?
    Thanks
    Hi Alicemalt77, welcome to the Seven Forums.

    Yes, it can, although most SSD manufacturers also offer tools to do that. If you decide to use this method, it's Method Two or Three for you.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 2
    Win7 Pro x64
       #732

    Thanks Kari.
    So there wont be any issue with TRIM or whatnot using Method 2 & 3 ??
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  4. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #733

    There might be, that's why I mentioned that SSD manufacturers provide the tools for moving your Windows from HHD to SSD. Consult the manual of your SSD to see details.

    Personally I have never done this with an SSD, I cannot tell about pros and cons.
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  5. Posts : 229
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #734

    Hello All,

    So basically what I want to do is change my motherboard because my x16 slot is not working, in researching how to do so I came across this tutorial. I have a few questions about my setup and doing this method, I'm sorry if it was asked already in the thread.

    Currently my setup is an SSD as my OS, a 1TB WD Black HDD as my game installs - meaning all my game installations go to D:\Program Files, My Temp folder is also on this HDD, another 1TB WD Blue HDD as My Documents and Movies etc files are here. Honestly when I first got my system I had done some configurations to extend my SSD's life and unfortunately I cannot remember all the stuff that I did.

    So, can I just do the sysprep + image and change my motherboard? I'm planning to get back the same model Mobo so just making sure it will work.

    Any other information required please let me know.

    *edit*

    I believe I had followed this tutorial way back when I got my system:

    http://lifehacker.com/5802838/how-to...fe-of-your-ssd


    Thank you
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  6. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #735

    Basically all you have to do is to do as told in Method One, the simplest one. Disconnect all external devices except the main display, mouse and keyboard, run Sysprep with both generalize and shutdown switches, replace the MoBo and reboot.

    Please create a system image or backup your files using any other method before proceeding.

    Kari
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  7. Posts : 229
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #736

    Woohoo! Thought I would have lost the configurations etc. Thank you for the help
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  8. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #737

    Just a word of experience: as always with the computers, anything can go wrong, even in a well documented standard procedure. Do not forget to make a backup first!
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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
       #738

    Agree with Kari mate I especially always back up the registry after a clean install or before I do any changes to it. I find that a really good safety net.
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  10. Posts : 3
    Win 7 Pro 32bit
       #739

    How To Clear Just Computer Name Before Imaging


    I have a computer with some softwares that I don't have the source installation files to install on another PC. All our PCs are same model and spec. I've imaged the source PC and deployed the image to other PCs without any issue, but I the computer name could be the issue. As all computer names would be the same.

    How I can clear just the computer name on the PC before shutting down and getting image using 3rd party software, so on first startup after image deployed, system will ask just for computer name?

    I tried sysprep via GUI but it's clearing some other configs that I don't want to change (change in log on screen and more).

    I tried playing with ComputerName key in registry, with no luck.
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