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post #1 of 10
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Need some wisdom.

I have the hdd from a old netbook that broke, and I ve just managed to get a 2nd hand vaio p with an ssd.

I spent ages getting my old installation perfect and dont want to go through it again. How can get the old installation onto my new laptop?

Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 10
Use a program like Carbon Copy Cloner.
http://www.bombich.com/
post #3 of 10
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to do that though, I need to be able to boot into the hdd of the old netbook. How do I do that?
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Hook both drives to your desktop and use Acronis True Image or one of the other imaging programs to clone the old drive to the new drive. Make sure that you have created the recovery disks or media from the Sony prior to doing this as you may need them. Unless the hardware is the same on both it might not work correctly though. If you are lucky you will be able to install the new drivers to get it up to date, but there is no guarantee that will work. Plus, if the old netbook isn't a Sony the OS probably won't validate. If you can get it to boot at least once you'll probably need to use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard to backup your settings on the old drive, do a clean install of Windows on the new system, then use the Easy Transfer Wizard to restore the settings. It isn't ideal, but it's probably the only way you'll be able to get a stable and fully functioning system.
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post #5 of 10
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Could I plug the old hdd into my sig and force boot from the bios boot manager into safe mode?

Then I could try the Windows easy transfer...
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post #6 of 10
Possibly if your sig rig had an actual Intel chipset it might work. But since that Asus board has an nVidia chipset it will probably balk at it. You can try it, but there are no guarantees.
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post #7 of 10
well you can use easy transfer with windows... or.... if it is a western digital hdd. use aconis. dl it from western digitals website.. it is very easy to use. and it is bootable as well. if you do use acronis just make sure your source and destination drive is correct and then say it must be bootable. then done.
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post #8 of 10
Acronis and Easy Transfer do two entirely different things. Since the old drive isn't from a Sony cloning the drive probably isn't going to work. That's why using Easy Transfer to backup his settings, doing a clean install of Windows on the new netbook, then using Easy Transfer to restore the previous settings is probably the only way to get a stable install. Of course that was covered already if you had taken the time to read the previous posts priot to posting.
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post #9 of 10
yes. you are right papasmurf. but as he said he wants his settings etc... so there are 2 ways of doing it, ethir cloning the hdd or easy transfer on to a new OS , which both work. so he has an option now as i mentioned, (not in depth) if the destination drive is a WD he can use acronis and it will clone the hdd. or if he has the 2 machines next to each other on a network... he can use easy transfer and it will copy over his settings but not his games. just windows files and settings. the biggest flaw with easy transfer is it does not do the game installs and otehr apps outside MS as well (or i am doing it wrong).
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post #10 of 10
And I covered all of that already with the exception of the free version available from WD or Seagate. But I'm 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% certain that a full clone will not work in this case as it's from one OEM to a different OEM which is why I didn't go into detail on something that he isn't going to be able make work anyway.
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