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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       #780

    Although I do not understand how it's possible, I think the culprit is the IDE / AHCI swap. I just cannot figure it out, how on earth the ntos kernel could disappear just like that?

    Anyway, I would do this: with old motherboard set the machine back to IDE, restore the image, sysprep once more shutting down when done, replace the motherboard, boot still in IDE mode.
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  2. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
       #781

    Crazy, I know. It is re-imaging now (in ide mode in bios). Since new mb already installed, I think once the reimage is done, I may just let it reboot and see what it does. I will still have the image to reinstall it again on the old mb if I have to go back to that route. Things just get so frustrating.
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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #782

    Please let us know then how it went.
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  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
       #783

    Kari said:
    Please let us know then how it went.
    Its fubar, at this point, I am putting in a different hdd and reinstalling windows7 and programs. I will pull data and such from the old drives if I hook them up as a freestanding drive. I'll let you know how it goes. Thx anyway.
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  5. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #784

    I am sorry to hear that. The process itself, removing hardware related content which Sysprep, then changing the hardware and let Windows reinstall drivers is secure and do not harm Windows or the PC.

    I wish you a lot of luck and patience, hoping all your personal data is intact.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
       #785

    Kari said:
    I am sorry to hear that. The process itself, removing hardware related content which Sysprep, then changing the hardware and let Windows reinstall drivers is secure and do not harm Windows or the PC.

    I wish you a lot of luck and patience, hoping all your personal data is intact.
    Reinstall was a bit painful yet I was able to reconfigure my settings and gather the data from the old drives. When I have a moment, I will try to hook the old drives back to the old Mb ( I installed to a new ssd) and see what happens. I have a feeling that the original win7 installation went corrupt the nite before I was planning the swap anyway, what a coincidence. Had booted, and it wouldn't load with some bizarre error, finally got it to load, but could not get it to recognize one of the three monitors, and once I was finally in win7 nevertheless, that is when I ran the sysprep. Might have been a hardware issue as well writing something corrupt to the kernel. Also could not even get it into safe mode at that time, and it froze on a driver from avast antivirus. So there was probably a lot at play, sorry to bore you with it. If I get to Leipzig, I will buy you a pint or two!
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  7. Posts : 17,545
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       #786

    dsa44 said:
    If I get to Leipzig, I will buy you a pint or two!
    I'd rather have a whisky :).

    I have had some similar experience with Avast and other third party AV programs. I'll try to replicate your scenario as soon as I can, and test this once again. In the mean time before I have had a chance to test it, I think this might be a pretty good recommendation for future readers of this thread: Uninstall possible third party AV and Firewall programs before starting this procedure, then re-install them when done.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #787

    So I found a thread about cleaning all the drivers installed and reinstalling them. I tried to achieve the same thing. The thread directed me to this thread.

    So I did the method 1 as you said in that thread, and I got an error in step 8. I turned my laptop back on and it won't continue. I did the safe mode method, then it continued after the normal reboot, but suddenly during the process I got Blue Screen. And after the reboot I'm stuck with this...

    Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer-wp_20150415_002-1-.jpg

    I tried the safe mode method again, it didn't work. I tried to repaired it with Windows 7 CD, it told me to insert windows 7 CD again when I select my image or something.

    Oh just to be clear, I didn't dettach my HDD. And I think I didn't plug off my charger even though it already shut down, I don't know if that caused the problem.

    Now, I don't know what to do. I tried to go through this thread but it just too long. So I decided to sign up and ask for help. What should I do?
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  9. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #788

    Hi Thisisrija, welcome to the Seven Forums.

    Please could you tell us what are you trying to do? Replace the motherboard or other components, or take the Windows HDD to another computer, or something else?
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #789

    Thank you for the warm welcome and the quick reply.

    I just try to reset all my drivers by doing the method 1, which you mention in that thread.
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