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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Yeah, that'll clone everything over properly. thumb.gif

But he'll still get a BSOD when he boots it. Cloning "everything" includes motherboard specific drivers, which means when Windows starts and loads drivers for the wrong board, it screeches to a halt with that error message. tongue.gif
Oh look post two is correct.
post #12 of 24
Well with the time you used to wait for replies to this thread and the time used to try to clone your SSDs, you could have already installed the OS and everything you need. biggrin.gif

But yeah, like you, I had a similar idea when I was building a new computer. I thought I could just use my old SSD with the OS and everything and plug it into my new computer but suffice to say it didn't work. So I had to reinstall everything. But honestly it wasn't bad at all. It took like 90 minutes.
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post #13 of 24
!!!!everyone here: NO.

OP just go ahead and do this. smile.gif

1 Easy Transfer Migration file for just your windows settings
2 sysprep. DONE.

/thread gg


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html

I don't reinstall windows or touch anything after I changed from NVIDIA to ATI except doing this and then using BradleyW's guide to delete all traces of NVIDIA from my system. Same idea will apply elsewhere.
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Yeah, that'll clone everything over properly. thumb.gif

But he'll still get a BSOD when he boots it. Cloning "everything" includes motherboard specific drivers, which means when Windows starts and loads drivers for the wrong board, it screeches to a halt with that error message. tongue.gif
yea I forgot about that. although Easeus does have a restore to dissimilar hardware option. not sure what it does but it might help him restore to a new system.
post #15 of 24
The only "cloning" solution that I am aware of that will work with different hardware and still function is Acronis True Image Home with the Plus Pack. It will let you create a backup image or clone one drive to another using a Universal Restore option. The universal restore adds a step in the process to include drivers for the new hardware so that the cloned image is functional in the new machine. http://kb.acronis.com/content/2149
post #16 of 24
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I don't understand why I can't just install the new drivers after copying over the drive. If I hadn't bought a new drive and had instead just bought a new GPU or something, would I have to wipe my entire hard drive every time I upgrade a part in my computer? I have so many programs installed and I've spent so much time setting everything up, I'm just really trying to avoid having to spend days and days redoing everything.

On top of that, I decided to go ahead and try a fresh install, and it just says "windows cannot install to this disk." It's the same version of Windows I have on my current disk, and the disk is even exactly the same (Intel Cherryville 120gb). So strange mad.gif
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post #17 of 24
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I don't understand why I can't just install the new drivers after copying over the drive. If I hadn't bought a new drive and had instead just bought a new GPU or something, would I have to wipe my entire hard drive every time I upgrade a part in my computer? I have so many programs installed and I've spent so much time setting everything up, I'm just really trying to avoid having to spend days and days redoing everything.

On top of that, I decided to go ahead and try a fresh install, and it just says "windows cannot install to this disk." It's the same version of Windows I have on my current disk, and the disk is even exactly the same (Intel Cherryville 120gb). So strange mad.gif

That windows error happens I forget how I fix it, I just jiggle with windows until it works (involving restarting etc)

Did you even read my post earlier? frown.gif
post #18 of 24
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I don't understand why I can't just install the new drivers after copying over the drive. If I hadn't bought a new drive and had instead just bought a new GPU or something, would I have to wipe my entire hard drive every time I upgrade a part in my computer? I have so many programs installed and I've spent so much time setting everything up, I'm just really trying to avoid having to spend days and days redoing everything.

On top of that, I decided to go ahead and try a fresh install, and it just says "windows cannot install to this disk." It's the same version of Windows I have on my current disk, and the disk is even exactly the same (Intel Cherryville 120gb). So strange mad.gif

you could always try Linux
post #19 of 24
Should have just used Easy Migration Transfer + Sysprep...
post #20 of 24
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Should have just used Easy Migration Transfer + Sysprep...

It was too late, I tried Minitool before you posted and now the entire drive is screwed up
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