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How to Clone Windows 7 with Clone Zilla

Q: How to Clone Windows 7 with Clone Zilla

Hi guys ...i have a problem while cloning windows7 in Dell machines with CloneZilla which is an open source tool...well the thing is i have taken an image from E6510 Latitude laptop...and when iam trying to clone the image on the other E6510 laptop..its showing some blue screen...

Iam sucessfully cloned with Xp ..but iam facing issues with windows7..so guys kindly help me out in this regard

if u have any other solution in this regard kindly share with me with the tutorial..iam very much in need of this..kindly do the needful

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Preferred Solution: How to Clone Windows 7 with Clone Zilla

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: How to Clone Windows 7 with Clone Zilla

AFAIK Clonezilla has some issues with Dell hidden partitions. Try imaging the full disk (which will include the hidden service partitions) to an external unit, then restore the image into the new disk?

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I have tried everything to move or copy one drive to another, old drive is 4.3 gig and new drive is 20 gig, operating system is NT 4 SERVICE PACK 6 Small Business Server, I have used Ghost to clone the drive and it completes successfully but will not boot, drive says its active if I use fdisk to look at partition. I also tried Disk Copy to clone or copy drive...it does exactly the same as Ghost. I need more hard drive space with the same operating system , that is why I want to use the 20 gig drive. CMOS recognizes the right drive size as far as I can tell system just will not boot with 20 gig after cloning or copying . Is there anyone who can help....please!!! Tried a 40 gig drive and it also does the same. I need some help wih this,,,,the other thing that seems strange to me is that the pc will only recognize one drive , the master in a two drive configuration. The system never sees the second drive no matter what the jumper settings I use. I have tried setting partitions active and they already were.I have tried cable select and numerous other jumper settings. This isn't my first time around the block, I just have a poor or weak understanding of the older operating system NT 4. CAN ANYONE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM SOON?????
 

A:Ghost clone or Disk Copy clone completes but will not boot

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Hi there
I always thought that CLONE Disk really did Clone disks - however this doesn't seem to be exactly the case.

I decided to upgrade a SAMSUNG 830 120 GB SSD to a Samsung 840 250 GB SSD in a laptop recently. The cloning process went fine -- I left the partitions EXACTLY as they were on the original drive (so I had around 120 GB of unallocated space on the target drive).

When I re-booted everything worked fine except SKY GO (that's an application where I can run SKY TV - satellite TV subscription channel - on the PC with Internet streams -- great for LIVE Sport etc when on the move).

Refused to work saying Computer Device is not registered.

Re-inserted the old SSD -- guess what SKY GO worked fine -- so SOMETHING has changed --not sure what but surely the copy should have resulted in the OS'es being identical - I hadn't changed any partition sizes etc.

Not sure why changing a disk would invalidate a very useful application -- of course SKY TV couldn't explain anything -- Who or what are ever employed in those dreadful off shored call centers -- just get some woman mouthing away in poor barely understandable English the same line over and over again --very sorry -- very sorry -- don't know -- try technical support. I reply - YOU ARE (F-----g) Technical support -- didn't actually insert the F word though --. Answer comes back again Very sorry - very sorry -. Who or What are these automatons who work in those places. !!!!!!

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A:Clone Disk -- Does it REALLY Clone disks - I have doubts

Hi again

Finally sorted the wretched problem out properly --- it WAS Silverlight (Grhhhhhhhh)

I restored my old system again to the new SSD
Then UNINSTALLED Silverlight --as before

But there's a folder in Program data ==> Microsoft ==>playready which apparently is ZERO bytes. (Or perhaps just contains hidden inaccessible security info).

Removing this folder as well and then re-installing Silverlight -- the SKY GO application started find after a few messages of "Updating security for display of protected content" and things like that.

So my remark on the CLONE DISK still stands however it does seem that Silverlight remembers things from specific PHYSICAL DISKS when you move an OS from one disk to another.

I wasn't going to give up here -- a Clean Windows install also fixed the problem - but I didn't want to go through all the hassle of installing and upgrading all my applications again so I was determined to get to the cause of the problem.

Anyway the new SSD is great -- and I can also keep two VM's on it which I also run quite a lot - response on these is now magnificent.

Waiting until I can afford the latest 980 GB SSD's -- then apart from for archive and large data files like Music / films etc - it's BYE BYE Spinners.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hope this is the right forum.

Just need a little advise. I've attempted in past to use system restore with absolutely no luck so I've come up with a brilliant idea. "Why don't I backup my system or clone it", however, I've never done so and so have no idea how to go about it or which is best. Is there a decent program out there that will allow me to back up or clone my system on either my external drive (1Tb) or a thumb drive (16 Gb). I have no idea how big of a file will be created so I have no idea if a thumb drive would be big enough. My external is actually a WD in an external case which could be installed in my computer case if need be.I need to do 2 drives. A 250 G and an 80 gig

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: To Clone Or Not To Clone. That is the question

I know some people use Acronis True Image, I believer there are other programs available too, that will do this for you.
VIcks
 

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What is the best application to use to clone windows 7 installations?

I've never tried this before and from now on would like to clone my system image from a 'clean' state with all my needed programs installed so that if my HDD or computer ever failed I can just load the image onto the new computer (obviously the same spec as before for driver compatibility) or hard drive. This leads me on to the second question...how would I load the image onto the new computer/hard drive.

Thanks in advance

A:Clone Windows 7

Best is probably a matter of opinion but I use Acronis. Clonezilla and Macrium Reflect are supposed to be good.

As far as how to load it, you'll need a second hard drive or a USB thumb drive. These products are typically launched from a boot disc. From there you load the image from your storage and restore it to the new drive.

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What is Windows 7 Clone? Why is there a message "your windows is not genuine" when you update windows 7? I need some answers thanks

A:What is Windows 7 Clone?

Did you use an 'image' disk from someone else's machine to install your version of Windows 7?

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Hi,

I have a computer with windows 7 home premium - 32bit and a 1 TB (sata2) hd.
I have a spare 320g (sata2) hd (western digital) and I am trying to figure out the best method to clone the OS over from the 1 TB to the 320 GB. I have read a few topics and see that many Image/clone apps will only work if the operating system being cloned is cloned to a hardrive of the same size or larger.

In my case i want to do the opposite - clone from a large hard drive to a smaller one.

Would anyone be able to suggest a way to do this as I am sure this would be possible.

A:Clone Windows 7 from 1 TB to 320 GB hd

Try & shrink the current OS drive via Disk Management -
START | type diskmgmt.msc

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-shrink-9.html

It probably won't shrink to the size you are seeking.

You should just install the OS to the new drive, activate & validate -

www.microsoft.com/genuine

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,
is there a way to make a clone of windows;
with all my settings, programs & there settings!
[ everything i have changed & added to windows,
drivers & gadgets; SIMPLY EVERY THING ]
* then save it in External Hard Drive,
& lets say i have formatted my windows,
then restore this clone: as of nothing happened.
Thanks & Best REGARDS

A:is there a way to clone the windows?!

There is, as this tutorial shows: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I am trying to upgrade my aio from hdd to ssd. I am able to successfully clone but the ssd wont boot. Is this possible to do on windows 8?

I called my local repair shop and he said you cannot clone with windows 8 because of uefi. He didn't specify though.

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Hello guys,

i will format my laptop next week. I have cloned linux systems using clonezilla. Is there anyway to clone my windows fresh formated system next week? I think clonezilla is supporting only unix-linux OS. Please inform me for any usefull software that can help me (prefer to be free)!

thank you for your time :)

A:How to clone windows 7

The best I know of is this one:

Cloning Software from Acronis

You can use the free trial.

There is also many others if you look around.

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I cloned my copy of Windows 7 today onto a backup hard drive using Acronis True Image Home 2010 in case of any future problems. It all went okay untill I ran the backup hard drive. and there was a message on the bottom right hand corner telling me that it could be an illegal copy. The origional hard drive is okay, is there another method to avoid this problem.

Thanks.

A:Clone Windows 7

it might simply be that as far as windows is concerned you changed hardware. meaning the hard drive. when you make a backup like this you should never run it to check it. the only time you should touch it is either to replace it with a more current backup or to copy it back to the main hard drive if you have problems with the running os that you cannot fix.

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I have a Dell Latitude E6520 with a Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS HDD, i7 CPU, Nvidia NVS4200M dedicated graphics, and 16 Gigs RAM. It has run Windows 7, 64 bit for several years like a champ.

I got the auto update to Windows 10 which originally had a 'flashing screen' issue that I eventually resolved by disabling the NVIDIA driver from Device Manager, then re-enabling it and then reinstalling the driver. The laptop has run fine on Windows 10 for a couple of weeks so I decided to upgrade to an SSD and bought a Crucial MX200 500 Gig SSD drive along with an eSATA cable that pugged in the eSATA port on the laptop with the other end connected to the new SSD which was recognized and visible in Disk Manager.

Crucial supply a link to a free version of Acronis True Image HD which I downloaded but when I tried to clone the old drive to the new, it kept stopping with an error box. I then browsed forums and came up with the idea of using EaseUS Todo which I downloaded and tried. The EaseUS software went through the clone process and gave a success message but when I powered down, and put the SSD into the drive bay in place of the old HDD, it would not boot. The BIOS could 'see' the SSD as it gave the name etc. but the error of no boot device found kept reoccurring. The other issue I then had was that, on booting the HDD, I'd get an odd pale blue screen asking me to chose between booting to Windows 10 or EaseUS Linux!

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A:Windows 10 - Clone to SSD Will Not Boot

You have to make the disk bootable. Do you have a Windows 10 DVD? Or can you make one using the installation files? Then you can boot with that and attempt a startup repair. If you have a Windows 7 DVD then you can boot with that and when you see the "Install Windows" screen just press SHIFT+F10 to open a command prompt. Launch diskpart and make the disk active such as (after each command press ENTER to execute) :
diskpart
select disk 0
active

This will make the new disk bootable.

A third option might be to boot with a Linux live CD and use a utility such as gparted to make the disk bootable.

Once it's bootable, you can load Windows. Maybe you have to do a startup repair and reactivate them, but then you should be OK.

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hello. I'm new here so sorry if i have made the thread in the wrong place.
i have a seagate 2tb hard drive that recently started having bad blocks. so i bought a seagate 4tb drive.
I have a motherboard compatible with UEFI(asus P8H61-M LX) and a Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
My question is: how can I clone my atual 2tb drive(which is mbr) to the new 4tb drive and make it bootable? if possible, explain to me step-by-step.

Thanks in advance for any reply.

A:Clone windows 7 to new gpt drive

Ten minutes with Google tells me there are a lot of people that want to do this, but I can't find a clearcut answer.

Lot of suggestions, try this, try that, reports of errors and roadblocks, and more suggestions and guesses.

All I can suggest is to try your own Google-fu and hope.

I'd probably throw in the towel without trying and just do a clean install in the interest of avoiding frustration.

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Hi

Is it possible to make a clone / image of a laptop setup with all the work settings etc and run that on a mac instead of osx?

I can't just install windows as all the work settings would be lost and the 'IT' department won't support macs. I know it is possible, can anyone point me in the direction of it?

Spud
 

A:Clone windows and install on a MAC?

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I have an Alienware M18x R2 running Windows 7 Professional SP1 and would like to clone my mSata SSD to a new higher capacity HHD. Currently my boot drive is an mSata SSD 120GB. I basically have only AutoCad, BlueBeam PDF editor & MS Office installed. However, I am out of space. I have a newer 1TB HDD installed that I have been using to as backup, that I have formatted and would like to clone my drive to this drive. I actually have 2 smaller HDDs as well and did successfully clone my drive to a 150 GB drive. I wanted to use my newer drive however. I have tried with partitioning to 200GB and also partitioning the whole drive. Every time I try to boot I get various different boot errors.

0xc0000221
oxc000007b
0xc00000e9
0xc000014c

I had this computer built for me about a year ago in another state. I dont have the windows CD, but I do have a bootable USB with Windows 7 Professional that I've used in the past with a different product key. I tried installing from this ISO file and still get the same errors.

I have formatted the drive various times and also did a disk check with no errors. Also check all my sata connections and everything is connected correctly.

I'm still using Windows 7 because its required for an Add-on that I use with AutoCad. I was hoping clone this drive to a partition on the 1TB HDD, then 1 more partition for Windows 10 for personal use.

Please help me troubleshoot. I've been working on this for a week now to no avail.

A:Cannot clone or install Windows 7

What utility are you using for your cloning operations? Have you tried something like Clonezilla?

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Hi,

i found a few threads already on this forum, but none seems to solve my issue.
I got a ssd hdd, which i wanted to migrate my system to, but i can;t get it to work. I used norton ghost and clonezilla for cloning my system partition, but when i try to boot from my new drive i get message to repair the installation. Problem is, when i boot from the win 7 dvd it won't find the installation on my drive. Any ideas, or tips how to migrate the whole system partition onto the new drive?

Thanks

A:Windows 7 partition clone

The MBR has failed to copy or the drive letter has slipped.

Determine what assigned drive letter is now by booting DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm this is WIn7 HD # from list)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION 1 (confirm this is WIn7 part # from list)
DETAIL PARTITION

Is the drive letter listed correctly?

Is it System partition and marked Active? If not, do you have the 100mb System Reserved partition in the partition list. Detail it and confirm it is System and marked Active and note any drive letter.

If there is no 100mb SysReserved partition and Win7 partition has correct drive letter and is not marked Active, type ACTIVE next, then EXIT and return to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7.

If the drive letter is missing or has changed, use free Paragon Restore CD to fix it: Moving Win7 Partition to Another Drive

If Startup Repair will not work because an installation is not showing to repair, try to force it's discovery by manually running these commands which are automated in Startup Repair:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootsect /nt60 C:/ (if System partition is C)

If necessary then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as it runs multiple tests and attempts to repair before rewriting the MBR.

Report back.

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Hi everybody,

Since adopting Windows 8(.1) I have been seeking out a compatible Expose clone client. On my Windows 7 system I ran "Switcher" which works wonderfully and has a light footprint, however it is not compatible with Windows 8. I have tried "BetterDesktopTool" and some others, but nothing seems to work adequately. BetterDesktopTool is usable, but seems buggy and seems to slow down the system.

As a side note, many of the Expose clones available require Aero.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

By the way, I'm new here. Thanks for having me.

A:Best Expose Clone for Windows 8

It looks like Windows 9 will have if not expose then spaces...




the preview build of Windows 9 indeed includes many of the rumored features, among which a notification center and multiple desktops.



Windows 9 Screenshots Leaked

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After installing a clone of my hard drive Windows says OS is not genuine. I tried to use the validation tool but it won't install and terminates with the following error code: 0xC8000247.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XXFCY-7BR4V-24X8J
Windows Product Key Hash: TcZBJdOL2yQeuYoO2PWX5NAV8x4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00014
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {2625711A-5F39-42CE-86B1-3F2FB01CCF66}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
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A:After HDD Clone Windows Not Genuine

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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Hi

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but considering a lot of people have cloned their Windows installations before an upgrade or a clean install, I thought I'd try!

I noticed that on my 250gb ssd, there are 3 partitions relating to the one Windows installation (I had originally split the drive so the main partition would only be 50gb, but there are hidden partitions (RAW ~ 10gb) and system ~ 350mb. There's currently about 180gb unallocated.

Rather than save the whole disk as an image, am I able to only save (selected) those relevant partitions? I use Clonezilla. Would Macrium Reflect Free offer this ability? Or would I just need to save those partitions individually?

Thanks for any help.

A:Best way to clone a Windows Installation?

Use Macrium Reflect Free and select the option Create an image of the partitions required to backup & restore Windows. You can select the option to image individual partitions if you know what you are doing. Imaging is preferred to cloning to avoid having two disks connected to your PC with an identical disk signature.

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I have an Alienware M18x R2 running Windows 7 Professional SP1 and would like to clone my mSata SSD to a new higher capacity HHD. Currently my boot drive is an mSata SSD 120GB. I basically have only AutoCad, BlueBeam PDF editor & MS Office installed. However, I am out of space. I have a newer 1TB HDD installed that I have been using to as backup, that I have formatted and would like to clone my drive to this drive. I actually have 2 smaller HDDs as well and did successfully clone my drive to a 150 GB drive. I wanted to use my newer drive however. I have tried with partitioning to 200GB and also partitioning the whole drive. Every time I try to boot I get various different boot errors.

0xc0000221
oxc000007b
0xc00000e9
0xc000014c

I had this computer built for me about a year ago in another state. I dont have the windows CD, but I do have a bootable USB with Windows 7 Professional that I've used in the past with a different product key. I tried installing from this ISO file and still get the same errors.

I have formatted the drive various times and also did a disk check with no errors. Also check all my sata connections and everything is connected correctly.

I'm still using Windows 7 because its required for an Add-on that I use with AutoCad. I was hoping clone this drive to a partition on the 1TB HDD, then 1 more partition for Windows 10 for personal use.

Please help me troubleshoot. I've been working on this for a week now to no avail.

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I have used Fastone Drive clone to clone my Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit installation from my Western Digital 1.5 Tbt HD to my 1.5 Tbt Seagate backup HD. Unfortunately when I tested the clone it will not boot up and I get a Windows boot manager screen written in Chinese and I have no idea what its trying to tell me or what has gone wrong. (Please see attached file) I tried cloning again with the same result. My original drive boots up fine. It has a C partition and another storage partition. In theory both drives should have identical sectors after the clone with the exception of the serial numbers and make and model of the HD.

Does anyone know what is happening or if there is a solution? Is it possible to clone Windows 7 or are there some anti-clone security features installed on Win 7?

Your thoughts would be appreciated


Kind Regards

Chris

A:Is It Possible To Clone a Windows 7 Backup?

Have you cloned only C: partition or entire disk?

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So, I have an used intel x25-V ssd, previously with windows 7 64bit, I want to clone windows 7 32 bit on it, I researched on internet and the software mostly recommended is acronis true image but it's not free, a free one will be better, also since my ssd is used, it has 2 "partition" on it, the "system reserved" and the other one, does someone know if this matter on cloning? or should I unite the 2 partitions together, if so, partition wizard 6.0 is it good enough?

Anticipated thanks for everyone!
 

A:How to clone Windows 7 to used Intel X25-V SSD

I recommend DriveImage XML, it's free and I just used it to clone Windows 7 from one hdd to another. Very easy to use.

BUT in my case I had no "System reserved" partition, and I have to warn you that I still haven't figured out how to fix the boot sector on the new hdd. I guess you could create two partitions on the new hdd, one "system reserved" (I think it is about 100MB) and one with the rest.
You can always try again if your clone won't boot, remember you're cloning your hdd, not moving the files.
 

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Hello all, I started this new topic because I'll bet most do not back up the exact way I do, so I couldn't find anything on the web that will address my question. Tell me if I'm wrong.
 
I "back up" all my HDD's using an extrenal caddy. So if I do that regularly I have a relatively recent clone (exact copy) of my entire computer no matter what's in it or how its configured. Like so many others I loved XP and am mad because M$soft discontinued XP support (Thanks for nothing Gates). Nevertheless to be on the safe side, even though I kept (and still use) my XP on one of my 4 computers, I bought a Windows 8.1 computer and made almost everything work and look like XP. Now of course, along comes M$soft again and wants everyone to get Windows 10 one way or another. So naturally I have the (get Win 10) icon on 8.1 computer but I really don't know if I should upgrade when 10 becomes available in a few days. But if I do upgrade to 10, and if I don't like it (because I really don't know what else M$oft will change or leave out), or even if I do like it after all, WOULD I BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE WIN 10 UPGRADE HDD AND REPLACE IT WITH MY 8.1 CLONE which I will have saved? In other words will anything in the computer bios change so as to make booting up that 8.1 clone impossible?
 
Again, all I want to know is can I plug my 8.1 HDD clone instead of using the Win 10 upgrade in the same computer. Will that work? Anyone know?

A:"clone" back to 8.1 after Windows 10

Hi provobis Like so many others I loved XP and am mad because M$soft discontinued XP support (Thanks for nothing Gates).I want to say that Windows XP was supported for 14 years, which is long enough, and Microsoft even pushed back the end of support by years because of it's popularity. They aren't to blame to cut the support for it. Technology evolves, and so will OS. You need to adapt since you cannot always live in the past Again, all I want to know is can I plug my 8.1 HDD clone instead of using the Win 10 upgrade in the same computer. Will that work? Anyone know? Assuming you cloned your Windows 8.1 perfectly with the drivers of that computer in the image, then yes, you'll be able to swap HDD and boot from the Windows 8.1 without any issues (assuming the HDD controller drivers are also in the Windows 8.1 image you cloned on it).

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Good Afternoon,

I have followed a number of threads trying to find a solution to this problem. I recently upgraded the HDD in my laptop to a smaller Kingston SSD using Acronis True Image HD 2014 software. I have re-entered the product key on the COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop and in Computer, System it states that Windows 7 is activated, yet we still get the pop up saying that it is not genuine. I'm not having any issues with our other software such as Office 2010 and I managed to install all outstanding windows updates yesterday.

I have also tried installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers and whilst that solved the windows update issue I was having (stuck on checking for updates) it didn't solve this issue as some other threads suggest.

I have seen that is useful to run the MGADT software programme which I have done and the following is the result:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2V66-FV9T4-JKM92
Windows Product Key Hash: DPMu8/AVEKlib8Ev+teTIDMjqJE=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9807605-63244
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {D7944FE9-1C69-478C-8198-814438DD84A7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
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A:Windows 7 not genuine pop up after HDD clone to SSD

Exactly what computer did the Clone come from??

What operating system did this computer come with from the factory

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Hello, my 500GB original HDD showed signs of failing so I replaced it with a 240GB SSD. I used Easeus disk clone, cloned the system partition and all went well. The laptop is much faster etc etc. 2 or 3 days later the WGA notice popped up and said that the software was non genuine. (it is genuine!!) The windows activation message says its activated...I see from the diag that there are mismatches and tampered in certain files. I ran an SFC scsannow and it found errors that it couldn't fix (possibly unrelated) and noticed that windows update is not working either. Where do I go from here? Many thanks for any help
Ross

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8X64V-6JC3H-X96M8
Windows Product Key Hash: O9aYnXAQ2D9CNwmIH+rQeEKRFVg=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8882423-67240
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {404755EE-B932-4564-9E31-F7AF50ED419E}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:After partition clone Windows is not genuine?

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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I have an Acer 8410T running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and recently replaced the original HDD with a Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5 inch SSD. Having cloned the HDD content to the SSD with Acronis 2015, I started getting "This computer is not running genuine Windows messages from Windows Activation Technologies.

After 2 attempts to solve the problem by contacting Microsoft support through chat, handing control to a Microsoft chat tech, and being assured the problem was solved, I am no further ahead.

Reading Windows 7 forum responses to similar problems, I think I see how I can fix it by updating the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers, but I need to check whether it is the iata_enu.exe download I need for my computer and version of Windows and particular SSD or a different exe.

Here is my MGDIAG report



Thanks for your help.

pervigilis

A:Windows not genuine messages after clone from HDD to SSD

Welcome to the forum pervigilis.

We need this tutorial completed. That will allow are expert to take a look at need information and give guidance.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hello,
 
I recetly went through the arduous task of cloning my mothers failing Seagate HDD.  Eventually I managed to bypass all the errors and clone through dd-rescue.  Long story short the it was freezing at "Starting Windows" and then restarting.  I made a bootable usb for a windows 7 recovery ISO (Yes I dowloaded it considering Windows was preinstalled and they did not give us a disk, and the old Hard drive was too badly damaged to image a recovery).  Anyway, it worked momentarily until I ran CCleaner and cleaned the registry.  It then rebooted showing two separate instances of windows 7. Regular and Home Pro. The home pro read as the size of the new HD.  I booted and it told me windows was not genuine and not only would explorer keep failing I started to receive numerous error messages including there is no Path for ... anything.... About this time I restart and the old HD registers again, so in a desperate and lapse of judgement attempt I booted into the recovery usb and dragged the system files to the new HD, needless to say it does not work.  It tells me preparing desktop every time I boot, multiple error messages, no way to access files.  How do I potentially salvage what is in my docs, downloads and programs and get the proper system files so when I boot it will be normal again.  I have 3 partitions, a useless recovery I presume, the primary with OS and boot, and a third I can't quite remember at the moment.  Any... Read more

A:Faulty Clone, Old HDD dead, No Windows 7 CD. HELP!!

At this time you would probably be best off backing up the data and reloading Windows.  You can download the Windows 7 ISO from Digital River.  The link are in this Microsoft thread.
 
Pull the drive and attach it to another machine to copy the data off.
 
You can copy the data and downloads, but programs will need to be reinstalled.  Normally you want the non-hidden files from C:\Users\USERNAME where USERNAME is the name of the user that you want the data from.  This may be Owner or Administrator on a manufactured machine.
 
After you have the data off of the drive.  Format and reinstall Windows.  You will want to download drivers from the manufacturer's website.  Specifically you want the chipset, network, and video drivers.  After those are installed the machine should be sufficiently operational to do the rest on the fresh install.

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HP laptop using win7 upgrade (originally purchased with Vista).

After SSD clone of HDD, I got notification that MSFT Office and win7 were "not genuine".

Would like to tackle win7 first. I have COA (sticker) from VISTA handy, but win7 COA is not handy.

Any help would be appreciated. I already tried re-installing the intel rapid storage drivers (with two reboots) to no effect.

Thanks.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows Product Key Hash: k/l/EMDQdwK9OvdCkPtHG1YdosE=
Windows Product ID: 00392-918-5000002-85794
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.004
ID: {0CB74C63-2E7C-425A-A09D-8155E54E9DB7}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Enterprise
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Windows (win7) not genuine after clone to SSD

Hi redhelp, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You have a KMS Client type licence & that is the cause of your problem. See the this notation.

"KMS Client and Volume MAK product keys, are volume license keys that are not-for-resale. They are issued by organizations for use on client computers associated in some way with the organization. Volume license keys may not be transferred with the computer if the computer changes ownership. Consult your organization or the Volume Licensing Service Center for help with volume license keys."

If you no longer work for that organisation, you cannot continue to use it. If you still work there you need to contact them for a new authorisation to use the license.

Where you can find a new copy of Windows 7 is now getting very hard. Someone else may come in with some suggestions on where you can find one.

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My T460s came with a 256GB SATA factory SSD, and I have ordered a 512GB Samsung M.2 2280 PCIe SSD for upgrade.  To save the hassle of reinstalling Windows 10, I plan to use Samsung Data Migration Software to clone the factory SSD. The issue is, of course, none of my external enclosures supports a M.2 drive. I wonder if I can do this: factory SSD ---> external SSD ----> Sumsung PCIe SSD ?  Or is there a better approach? Thanks.

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Hi all.

This is my first post and hoping that someone out there can help.
I'm a music producer running Cubase 5 and have lost a lot of data
over the last few months due to my poor backup procedure (basically
copying folders/files to external portable drives). I've had to do a
number of Windows XP reinstalls quite a few times over the last few months
and it's a real pain having to do the updates and having to reinstall
all my programs. I'm unemployed at the moment, so I can't afford to
purchase a copy of Norton Ghost, etc.
My first question is: Does Windows XP Professional have an OS cloning
facility, and if so, where do I find it and how does it work?
Secondly, a friend recently gave me a WD Passport Essential portable
drive. I've installed the WD Smartware software and set it up to backup
data. However, is there a way to clone the OS onto this drive?
Any clarification will be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Cheapest way to clone/backup Windows XP OS?

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I have just bought a m.2 pcie nvme internal ssd for my Hp envy 15T-as133cl,(out of the box it had only a 1tb hdd) and now i  want to use the pcie instead of the hdd for boot up and operating windows, what is the easiest way to do that. Please help with the steps involved. 

A:What is the easiest way to clone windows 10 to my m.2 pcie s...

Hello Ravi110 What SSD did you purchase? Usually, most SSD brands offer cloning software that you can download from their site and they give instructions for its use. Otherwise, you could go with one of the popular software brands like Macrium Reflect or AOMEI free cloning software.HP does not actually provide cloning software.   

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16126 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 368 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 854043 MB; D: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 953619 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A785TD-M EVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My machine is making a weird sound and I want to be prepared for the worst before I let a technician touch it.

I'm running Windows 7 on my PC and am backing up files to a Microsoft Home Server but want a complete "copy" of my PC system (programs, files, settings, etc.).

My head is starting to spin with everthing I've read and heard about cloning and imaging not to mention all the software choices (cloud or external hard drive) and if external hard drive is the way to go, which one.

Can anyone here offer some straight forward, not tech talk, advice? I'm fairly competent with software, devices, etc. but sure could use some input from others that know about this topic before I proceed.

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Clone or Image for Windows 7 with 2 TB PC

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Ok I have tried several methods of cloning my Windows system partition, I have two 500GB Hard Drives and 60GB on each for the OS partition, the main aim being to clone from IDE-0 to IDE-1 for a dual boot-backup to avoid having to open the case if I have a problem with my main OS partition.

I tackled the blinking cursor problem fairly easy each time (windows 7CD automatic repair, bootrec commands via console and super grub live... same result with all methods).

So I get the choice of 2 OS's at boot as expected, windows does load off the second drive up to the point before the windows logon screen appears, which Im guessing is also the point where it will load all the drivers, which it cant find for some reason, so it will just cycle through that phase trying to load the drivers over and over.

I'm guessing the problem is its either down to the IDE channel being 1 instead of 0 or the drive letter being D: instead of C:. I dont remember this being a problem with earlier windows versions though.

So I'd like some pointers in getting this dual boot functioning properly if possible.

Note: I haven't checked it for clarity will try and do it later to see if I need to edit.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Partition Clone

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Metalartin


Ok I have tried several methods of cloning my Windows system partition, I have two 500GB Hard Drives and 60GB on each for the OS partition, the main aim being to clone from IDE-0 to IDE-1 for a dual boot-backup to avoid having to open the case if I have a problem with my main OS partition.

I tackled the blinking cursor problem fairly easy each time (windows 7CD automatic repair, bootrec commands via console and super grub live... same result with all methods).

So I get the choice of 2 OS's at boot as expected, windows does load off the second drive up to the point before the windows logon screen appears, which Im guessing is also the point where it will load all the drivers, which it cant find for some reason, so it will just cycle through that phase trying to load the drivers over and over.

I'm guessing the problem is its either down to the IDE channel being 1 instead of 0 or the drive letter being D: instead of C:. I dont remember this being a problem with earlier windows versions though.

So I'd like some pointers in getting this dual boot functioning properly if possible.

Note: I haven't checked it for clarity will try and do it later to see if I need to edit.


Have you tried running startup repair?

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Anyone...

I did more than one clone. The same thing happens each time. Windows update cannot be started.
I tried Automatic Trouble Shooter twice. It failed. I really don't know what to do next.
I thought to try and download the Windows update Agent...haven't got that far. Frustration got the best of me.
I am using HP Pavilion...Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The clone is the same size as the original hard drive...750GB.
The original hard drive is a Seagate 750GB...replacement drive is Western Digital 750GB. I also tried it with a 1TB Seagate...same thing happened. I wonder about this free Macrium now regarding clones.

I've come to the end of what to do. I still have the old Seagate 750GB hdrive if needed.
I will appreciate anyone's help with the solving of this problem. I am totally frustrating.
I hope not to discover more unseen or unknown problems later.

I did SFC file checker: "Windows Resource found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Refer to CBS.LOG"
Should I attach this file? Let me know.

I tried to download Windows Update Agent, but didn't know which one...several to choose from. I thought of the Auto & Manual update method. I like the ability to choose if the Automatic Update didn't work. I really don't know anything about this...not much knowledge with the inner workings of the computer.
I think I got this message while trying to download Windows Update Agent- "error: WU_E_SELFUPDATE_REQUIRED" So I don't know what to downlo... Read more

A:Windows Update cannot start after clone...

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post an MGADiag report.


http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

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Hello everyone, this is my situation:

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a 2TB internal HDD. I want to clone this 2TB internal HDD to an external 2TB USB HDD so that my files are backed up as I don't have a backup at the moment. I then want to buy a new 2TB internal HDD and make this new 2TB internal HDD the "main drive" and make the old 2TB internal HDD the "backup drive."

I want to update to Windows 10 Pro soon as well, but I'm not sure of the order of steps I need to take.

What should I do first, second and so on?

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Clone Software to use and Upgrading from Windows 8.1...

Which software should I use to clone?
 

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Hello everyone, I am requesting help getting windows off my C: drive on my 80g Seagate Barracuda HD to install to a new Hitachi Deskstar 400g. It's an old HP computer running XP Pro. I did not get a disc when I bought it, all the windows files are in Cab files. I tried to copy the i386 files but couldn't find any startup files to extract the cab files. I don't want to clone the entire current 80g drive as I want to partition windows and some critical files into a new partition on the new drive. I partitioned off 1g for that purpose. Is that enough for windows files and allow enough for updates? That way I can keep my documents and photos, music etc separated from windows. I think it will be easier to backup that way.
I installed Macrium Reflect but from what I read on the site, you can't pick out specific files, you have to clone the entire drive. If I created a drive image backup for windows on DVD, then restored that to the new drive would windows work off that? The reason I don't want to clone the entire drive is that there are several programs I don't want on the new drive. When I try to delete them, it says "access denied, another program is using this file. close the file and try again." Nothing shows up when I call up what is running at the moment. It is hidden somewhere and I can't find it.If it won't let me delete it now, I probably won't be able to delete it off the new drive if I clone the entire drive.
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A:How do you clone windows off hard drive?

IMO...the easiest thing to do...is clone the entire drive.

After that is done and you can boot into Windows...then you can create any other partitions you may want...reduce the size of the Windows partition...whatever, using a program like Easeus Partition Master.

Louis

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Wasn't sure where to post this, but I have an ASUS X551MAV laptop running Windows 10 x64.
New Hard Drive -
Seagate 500GB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" 7mm Laptop Internal Hard Drive ST500LM030

Prior to this my last laptop default generic hard drive died.
I simply want to be able to clone the drive or copy, backup, whatever I need to do so that in the future if this hard drive dies, I won't lose my OS and everything on the drive and can simply restore on a new hard drive.
Went thru a hassle with the last hard drive because I didn't have a back up for it. Originally bought the laptop from Wal-Mart and it came pre-installed with Windows 8.1, so of course all it had is the OEM product key for Windows embedded in a chip on the motherboard and you can't re-install that on a new hard drive unless you have the original factory recovery media which costs like $50. Luckily, I was able to simply download and install Windows 10 and it automatically pulled the product key from BIOS for me. So now I'm running Windows 10.

But back to the point..Can I back it up to a CD or DVD, disc, or what are my options?
 

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I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
Data Requirements:  Used space on current HDD = 300GB.  New SSD is 500GB.  
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.
 
Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD
 
Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.
 
Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?
 
Thanks
 
Anthony
 
P.S.  I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.
 
 

A:Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.
 
> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.
 
2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.
 
> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).
 
2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.
 
> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily... Read more

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Hello, I recently had to change my Parckard Bell Easynote's failing hard disk and as I am not a computer expert, I chose to clone it after I read this was the best and easiest option. Everything seemed fine after the clone except for Windows Update which reported errors. Now, I am getting warnings that my copy of Windows is not being recognised as authentic. I still have the original hard disk and some rescue disks, but I have a lot of personalised files, music and programs that I am really nervous of losing if I reinstall Windows.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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So first some introduction: in my notebook i have 3 drives installed:
WD Blue connected to sata iii - "download" drive
Second WD Blue, but sata ii - "apps" drive
1,8" SSD ADATA, connected to msata - "windows" drive

When i was installing windows to ssd i had "download" wd and for "apps" i used old toshiba drive (now i use it as external drive) and as it was temporary drive (has some bad sectors) i put it to sata ii bay (truly i didnt think to nuch aboit it then).

Now i would like put new wd to sata iii as its faster and as it will be "apps" drive so it should be in faster bay.
Problem is that as ssd is msata it created boot partition on older wd ("download" one) and if i move it i got "no os found".

So i thought about cloneing, but dont know which app should i use for it? I tried linux's gparted and minitool partition wizard to copy this partition, but still getting "no os?
Or maybe sata ii is enough for 5400rpm drive? Is there really benefit of it?

I left 200mb unused space at the beggining of new wd, coz i think its enough for boot partition (exisitng one has 100mb, but only ~30 used)

A:App to clone windows boot partition

An alternative is to move the boot folder and files into an existing partition on the SSD. EasyBCD, from NeoSmart Technologies will do this easily. I did this myself when I wanted four partitions on an MBR-formatted drive and needed to do away with the boot partition to allow that.

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I cloned my original 120GB SSD to a new 500GB drive with my Windows 7 Professional SP1 OS. Everything looked good and functional, so I went ahead and wiped the original drive to re-purpose it. Then I realized that Windows was saying "29 days to activate. Activated Windows now".

When I click "Activate Windows Online Now" it gives me an Error Code 0xC004C020. "The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit."

The product key I used ~6 years ago was from an MSDN Academic Alliance. I called Microsoft about it, and after some hilariously classic transfer transfer transfer-"we are currently closed, goodbye" *click* shenanigans, I found out that the product key is actually an Enterprise volume product key?? (the DMK2T one).

So now I'm questioning if I've got the right one. I had another one that I thought was for Windows 7 pro RTM, so I tried the "Change product key", but apparently that's an Ultimate key?? So it could be that I've messed up the diagnostic tool by putting in this Enterprise key; I don't know how to tell what it was originally, since nothing has worked thus far.

I don't want to upgrade to Win 10 right now, and anyway now it appears I can't for free. I could buy Windows 10 (again, don't want to yet, but they don't sell Windows 7 anymore) but I'm not sure if you can buy it and use it as an upgrade instead of a fresh install?? Ideally I just want my Windows 7 activated a... Read more

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I'm trying to replace the original 500GB HDD with a 1TB Seagate HDD. The original drive is listed as: HDD     GPT Disk 1                        465.76GB Total Partition #1   WINDOWS RE tools (NONE)                      NTSF PRIMARY                      426.6MB USED                      1023MB TOTAL Partition #2    SYSTEM (NONE)                      FAT32(LBA) PRIMARY                      49GB USED                      360MB TOTAL Partition #3   NONE                     UNFORMATED PRIMARY                     0MB USED &nb... Read more

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I am cloning my Windows 10 OS partition.

My HDD have
450MB Recovery partition
100MB EFI System partition
(C: 239.2GB NTFS (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

I cloned (C: ) to an External HDD, however it is not bootable.
Should I also clone other partitions for able to work or I missing some steps?

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hello all,

I cannot get windows xp to load/open. It is still on my hard drive and I need to save my files and programs. How can I do that? Thanx.

A:clone hard drive without windows

So what you are saying is that you want to copy over files and programs from 1 hard-disk to another without a Windows loading??

It may be dangerous copying programs as many use registry keys within their installation so I would expect some programs not to work.

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Hi, I just got my first windows 8 laptop and cloned the ssd to a larger ssd. Upon booting I receive a 0xc0000034 error. If I boot using the paragon usb tools I can get the system to boot properly after choosing fix the windows install (top option, from memory sorry if the term is not 100% correct) I have to do this every time I boot up. Is there a way to make this permanent? Anyone run into this?

Thanks.

A:Windows 8.1 clone only boots after Paragon Bootfix

download and create new windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

boot from the media and then select > repair this computer

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Hi,

Is there something like a clone or similar of the beatiful brandnew function called "Exposé" (Mac OS X Panther) available for Microsoft Windows?
 

A:Exposé-clone (Mac OS X Panther-function) available for MS Windows..??

There are various ways to achieve the same effects with windows. You can right click on the taskbar and choose horizontal or vertical tile.

The freeware program WindowSize2 allows you to predefine the size windows snap to, while Freesnap gives you hotkeys to move windows and resize them. Allsnap allows you to snap windows together like docked toolbars. Alternative desktop shells such as desktopX combined with winfx from stardock offers such functionality. There are programs such as zigzag cleaner, which can clear your desktop, tile your windows or switch between windows based on mouse movements. You could even take a freeware program such as Strokeit and create your own windows controls based on mouse movements. Or use Nitrous Voice Flux to add voice command to your windows.

Basically, any user interface you wish is obtainable.

I believe I have a few themes for desktopX, Talisman and maybe some macros made for strokeit that do the things your describing already. Have to sort through my programs.
 

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