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Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

Question: Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

Hello ... I would like to move my Hard drive from my Dell system that is unstable due to hardware problems into a newer HP/Compaq system without having to rebuild the system which is highly custom configured. This system is a system at a Garage that I support and the Dell got jam packed with greasy dust, brake dust, etc...Nasty and amazing that it still works but crashes randomly, and keeps blowing power supplies about once every few weeks, even ones with higher wattage rating. The Cooling fans sucked all the foreign particles into the system and even after blowing it all out with canned air, there is a problem that is on the motherboard that causes it to lock up and go to a black screen. Then after turning it on and off about 4 or 5 times it might decide to boot and run for a few hours.I tried to place the 40GB Hard Drive from the Dell Optiplex GX270 with a 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT into my available healthy HP DC5000 SFF also running the same 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT CPU, but it wont work. I get the Blue Screen of Death with a Hex Error message about a Kernel Error. When placing the Hard drive back into the Dell it boots up fine, and the hard drive is healthy after scans for problems, but the Dell has some main board issues that are random causing it to lock up, so I would like to migrate to another system if possible.I am hoping that someone knows of a easy way to drop the Hard Drive into a system, maybe with a software application which aids in the hardware transition and reactivation of MS Windows XP Pro key due to drastic hardware change.If there is no solution as far as software to aid in the transition from Dell to HP hardware for the Windows XP Pro OS to run properly through the transition, I suppose I will be hunting for a twin Dell Optiplex GX270 on ebay to buy and drop the Hard Drive into for a sure boot without problems.My past experiences with moving Hard Drives is that sometimes it works with no problems, sometime it breaks the activation of XP and you have to reactivate, and then with drastic MFR hardware changes you get Blue Screens of Death and cant get around them...Thanks,Dave

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

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.)

Answer: Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

If you have a REAL Windows CD (not a restore disk) Then boot with that and do a repair install. As it is totally different hardware you will definitely be instructed to call Microsoft. They may or may not be helpful as the licensing on Windows fom an OEM supplier (like Dell) is different than on a retail version that you get at, say Best Buy. One interpretation of the EULA is that the operating system is ties to the machine, not to the purchaser. (Good one, Microsoft!)http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htmSo you may get lucky and be able to proceed. If not, and you have already done the repair install and loaded the Compaq stuff and Microsoft says no, then you may be doubly hosed.I would contact Microsoft first if it were me.Here is the repair install if you are feeling lucky.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspxAs that is an Optiplex, chances are good that you got a real Windows CD.

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Hi

My Dell N5050 laptop died and I tried moving the Harddisk into a old HP Deskpro. The disk boots fine but Windows 7 DELL OEM reboots as the windows picture comes up. It then allows me to do a repair but that doesn't help. The repair report doesn't give any clue to the problem.

I am guessing it is some fundamental driver that is Dell specific. Any idea how to sort it ?

The repair will allow me to get to a dos prompt.

Nigel

Answer:Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

Welcome to our forum auror1968.

Their is a excellent chance that the OEM/SLP key, drivers and a lot more are tied to the Laptop and will not work on the Desktop.
Does you Desktop or Laptop have a Windows 7 sticker on it that looks something like this?

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From what I read a person can make a image/ghost file with all they have to do is restore the image/ghost file to the system and it will work. Now my question is I would have to to to each system and get all the drivers so that the one image that I will be using as the master image to ghost from should have all the drivers and such from the systems I wish to use for that image. How do I move hardware and software drivers from Windows 7 system to the master image one and install the drivers fro that image to the master system?

Answer:Hardware Drivers Move?

Making masters and multi systems ! can you be more detailed, it's a bit sketchy to say the least at the moment.

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I recently purchased a name brand PC to replace one I built myself a couple years ago.   I upgraded the video card and PSU, but was comfortable with everything else. Problem is that when playing graphically intensive games the machine will lock up which I attribute the video card over heating since the only has one fan.  My old case has 7.  Does anyone foresee any problems with stripping the old tower and replacing the parts with the ones from my new machine?

Answer:Ok to move hardware from one case to another?

placing your components in a different case will not cause any problems, barring that you do not damage the components in the process and that you do not hook everything up incorrectly of course.i would suggest labelling all your connections before disconnecting them, to make it easy to put it all back together.

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897
obxeye
 

Answer:move xp install to new hardware

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897
obxeye

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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my Situation is, a domain controller running windows 2003 server, ms sql 2000, and a few other misc databases is on a PC with RAID 5, the RAID is fine, but the motherboard is failing.. the motherboard is a gigabyte s939 with a x2 3800 AMD cpu

i have a new rig almost ready to go for another less important task, and i would love to switch the server over, but its a Q6600 Core 2 quad, running on a ASUS board with DDR2 Ram.

thats a big change, now the OS was installed was 32 bit, but im wondering if there is a sysprep, or redetect hardware on next boot option so i could simply move the raid over and redetect hardware, install drivers and im laughing. or if im better off just cutting my losses and rebuilding the array from backups (i would still have to recreate the entire active directory)

its a pretty important server, so downtime is not my friend

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

thanks
 

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Intel P4 3.4ghz HT 800fsb 1mb cache
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard
1gb Crucial DDRII 5300 Dual Channel Ram (2x512mb)
XFX 256mb 6800 Ultra PCI-X Graphics Card
Qtec 650watt Triple Fan PSU

Connected to the above system are 2 x pioneer 109 DVD Writers on IDE1
2x 200gb Maxtor Drives 1 on IDE2 and 1 on IDE3 these 2 channels are normally for Raid array which I dont want which is why there is 1 drive on each channel
2x 250gb maxtor SATA150 drives 1 on SATA0 and 1 on SATA1 these drives show up as Master on the boot sequence

My problem is the sata drives are so slow I copied a 20gig folder and it took 57 minutes and Inew something was wrong so I copied the same 20gb folder to one of my IDE drives and it took 12 minutes so it seems I have something setup wrong

Its starting to drive me nuts now
so Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: Please move to hardware forum Slow sata drives

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Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?
 

Answer:Power light is orange and won't boot (can someone move to hardware forum, sorry)

scottybo14 said:

Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?Click to expand...

Have you checked the Hard Drive?
 

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I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

Answer:Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

Answer:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.
Workaround?
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klaissgl

Answer:Move Public Folder- 'Move' option not listed

Move button missing from the Location tab for Public folders in Windows
Vista: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/mo...ders-in-vista/
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> I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
> clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
> the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
> It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.
> Workaround?
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I m facing this video hardware error from last 1 week in my HP G62 361Tx Laptop.
Laptop Cooling fan is working Ok. no Abnormal sound.
I have installed TechPowerUP GPU Z to check GPU Temperature..
Min Temp.-> 52 degree centigrade
Avg. Temp-> 72 degree centigrade
Max Tamp. -> 84 degree centigrade
I m attaching follwing file:
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51743 MB, Free - 20209 MB; F: Total - 108149 MB, Free - 11567 MB; G: Total - 145237 MB, Free - 10863 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1426
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled


Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: B3C4F008
BCP2: 99FC68B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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Answer:Video Hardware Error-A problem with ur video hardware caused Windows to stop working

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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Im aware how to use commands like move "a" *.gif to move any gif file starting with an "a". How can I use similar commands like moving gif files that end in "12", "asd" or any other similar variation?

Answer:How to use move command to move specific files?

Yeah, ? is a wildcard for any character.Offhand I'm not sure if, for example, using wildcards for a 5 character file name--?????.jpg--will also respond to file names with less than 5 characters. You may need to experiment with that. I usually use the COPY command rather than MOVE but I think both use the same rules.Don't forget to preorder your Hatch green chili for this fall. Many vendors ship world-wide. Better hurry. They're picking and shipping now.

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Hi all,

Here's one that's got me vexed.

Is there a way to select a row in a continuous form and do a "Move up" or "Move Down" so that it not only moves the record on the form but also shows this resequencing in the ouput report.

Currently the row source is an SQL query from a table.

Chris
 

Answer:Access 2003: Move Up / Move Down in a form

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I dropped my laptop and the screen broke (at least that is the obvious damage). I was quoted about $800 to repair and replace it.

I don't want to buy a new different one right now for several reasons. Is it possible to just buy an identical used computer and switch hard drives (assuming the used one is in working order)?

I have a Gateway Solo 5300 with Win98SE, Office XP, and several other registered programs.

Thanks
 

Answer:If I move my hard drive to a different laptop will it move everything I need?

Yeah, that will probably work! You might have to DL a driver or two but Win98 moves pretty good from computer to computer...
 

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a pop up window tells me to move a user account. I deleted my user account and still was unable to continue

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I have a boxed retail copy of Windows 7. The retail license allows me to use it on one computer at a time but I can also wipe a computer and install it on another as long as its only ever used on 1 at a time. I paid the extra for a retail copy rather than an OEM copy which is locked to one PC.
I was told before I upgraded by Microsoft support that a Windows 7 retail copy would upgrade to a Windows 10 retail copy. (i.e a copy with the ability to move from machine to machine)
However, I have just upgraded my PC. I then contacted Microsoft Support. I asked them how I can get the Windows 10 licence key for my new copy for when I move to a new machine. They seem to have changed their mind and basically said I can't and that the copy is locked to the current machine (although the answers were very vague). That is not how a retail licence works. They never warned of the upgrade being locked to one PC like an OEM licence.
I will only be using this machine for 7 more days before I wipe and move to a new machine. I asked if I could install the Windows 7 on the new machine and upgrade again using the USB stick I made via the Microsoft Windows 10 installer tool. The support operator said "I can not guarantee it, you may have activation issues." He said I can buy a new copy of Windows 10 for the machine.
Can anyone help? Will I be able to activate Windows 10 by installing Windows 7 and upgrading on my new machine?
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Answer:How can I move Windows 10 to a new machine? (I upgraded from Windows 7 retail boxed licence)

This is what is bugging me also.
I have a PC upgraded from 8.1 to 10. If I decide in six months time to completely rebuild my PC with new hardware, that new PC won't be able to activate unless I install 7, 8, or 8.1 on it?

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OK! I bought a Japanese laptop with pre-installed Japanese Windows 7.

I have a retail copy of English W7.

I made a copy of the Japanese Windows 7 then wiped and installed my Windows 7. Now, there are problems with the sound when I installed my Windows 7.

Can I do this?: If I put the old Japanese image back, I guess I can get the drivers and download these, put them on a flash drive, then put back my (English) version of W7 and upload the sound drivers right?

This should fix my sound issue right? Reason why is b/c the Japanese windows obviously was checked to work with the chipset etc etc (which is does) so clearly those drivers will work with my English Retail copy of W7!

MY QUESTION!! How do I do the above (if this is correct!!!!)

Thanks as usual you guys are the best on the web for help

Answer:Can I move Japanese Windows 7 Drivers to Retail Windows 7

You can download the drivers from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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Hello - I am about to move from Windows 7 64-bit pro to Windows 10 and after much reading I want to check that I have the steps correct. I would class myself as a computer literate user but far from expert and I have highlighted what I understand to be the right steps along with a couple of questions below.

Prior to install :
1. Take system image
2. Copy user data to separate drive
3. De-activate software (such as photoshop etc)
4. Create bootable USB using media creator
5. Unplug data drives and move my current Disk 2 which is partitioned as EFI system / C: Windows boot / D: Prog and User data to the SATA 0 port which will make it the only disk visible (disk #0)
6. Unplug network connection and all peripherals except keyboard and mouse
7. I am not clear on this part :
My BIOS is set to Fast Boot "enabled" - should I disable this?
My BIOS secure boot setting is Windows UEFI mode - do I need to change this? the only other option is "Other OS"
(The motherboard is an ASUS p9x79Pro)

Install :
1. Boot from USB
2. During installation delete the current partitions (will I be given the opportunity to do this for all three?)
3. Enter my Windows 7 pro product key during the set up

Once running :
1. Move drives and plug back in data drives (will I be able to use disk management to see these in windows 10 without losing the data?)
2. Download and install latest drivers and then plug back in peripherals
3. Re-install software packages
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Answer:Steps for clean install to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

You could -if you have a lot of programs installed- consider using Laplink PC Mover or Easeus ToDo Trans to transfer installed programs, if your file structure is going to be the same.

You also need to consider any data in other places - e.g. favourites, and if you use an email client, address book, email rules, emails etc.

Note that 'latest' drivers may or may not work. You'll just have to see. Some find that the odd driver cannot be updated for older hardware, or the latest version as provided in the Win 10 installation causes problems and an earlier version has to be used.

For example, a clean install of Win 10 64 bit on my 5 year old laptop left me with one driver (coprocessor) unresolved. No later manufacturer's drivers. In the end I resolved this with DriverMax (a driver utility) which is NOT recommended in general- esp. with Win 10.

Make sure you have a bootable CD for your image software just in case- and check it works.

Note that you may be displeased with
a. The Win 10 start menu (it does not respect my iconised start menu folder structure - so I use Classic Shell.
b. The appearance of the windows- whilst active windows now again have coloured title bars and a 1 pixel or so border, inactive windows have white title bars. So you may wish to use the Aerolite theme to solve this, or Aeroglass which adds transparency.

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moving music from desktop to phone

Answer:How do I move music from my Windows 10 computer to Windows phone?

Here are two methods
1. Connect phone with Usb and move files.
2. Upload to OneDrive music folder and your phone will find them automatically.

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I installed Windows 7 onto my laptop , I then did a free upgrade to Windows 10. I would now like to move this installation to a new PC that I am buying. Can I do this for free? I no longer want Windows installed on my laptop, so can I transfer the licence to the new PC?

Answer:Moving Windows from laptop to PC, can I move Windows 10 over for free?

You have already asked this question.
If your new pc comes with Window 7/8/8.1, that can be upgraded to Win 10 for free.
However you cannot transfer the licence from the laptop to the pc.

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I am unable to move my open browser windows since getting Windows 10. I have about 5 open browser windows open but I am unable to take one and make it it's own window. What could I be doing wrong?

Answer:Why am I unable to move open browser windows in Windows 10?

No idea. Drag tabs out of the window and they become their own window.
If you are in tablet mode then you don't have windows... so turn that off to get windows.

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Question: Move to windows 7

I have a computer with two operating systems that I can choose between at boot. XP service pack 2, and windows 7 32bit. I have approx 2 terabytes of games and software that I want to access while running windows 7 but it was all installed into XP. I no longer have ANY of the original cd's and maybe only one third of original setup images. My problem being I cannot simply re-install a whopping 2 terabytes of data onto windows 7 when its ALREADY on my computer!

So how do I force windows 7 to read it all? DO i just give up and un-install windows 7 and never ever migrate?

Also I no longer have my windows 7 installation files either so I'm strongly hoping I don't need to re-install that either.

Any positive help is appreciated however, even a "no it can't be done" would be appreciated too if that's the dead truth. Thankyou.

Answer:Move to windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF this might help you Video: Remove Windows XP from a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 | TechRepublic

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Question: Move Windows 7

I installed Win 7 on a 20 GB partition of a 1 TB drive. (my mistake as I've run out of room)
I've searched and have not found any programs that will move the partition.
If I bought another drive, is there a program (preferably free) to image Windows 7 to a new partation?
My version of Norton Ghost won't recognize SATA drives.

Answer:Move Windows 7

Acronis.. But you're going to have to head to the torrents for that

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Okay............I think it is time for me to try it. Although 7 is beautiful, but the lust to try new stuff is just strong. I know about the different opinions when it comes to 8's GUI and its new design but I can see that it is no brainer to avoid METRO and just go old style and still get what's better in 8.

Should I upgrade my 7 install or do a fresh one? It is of course better to do a fresh one, but did anybody have issues with upgrading? What I'm telling myself is : If there won't be any real issues and METRO can be easily avoided, then I better off keep my installed programs and take advantage of the improved things in 8.

What do you think?

Or should I create a temp environment to try it out in and then decide?

And what is the best edition to get? Win 8 pro I guess?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Before I move to windows 8

Temp environment is always the best way to proceed; but of course almost none of us do that. That said, I've been burned enough by "upgrades" in the past that I don't even bother anymore; clean install. Maybe that's a dated bias that is no longer relevant, who knows. What I *DO* know is that I don't have program problems on a fresh install.

Windows8 does have some decent under the hood improvements, so as long as you avoid the ModernUI, I'm sure you'll like it.
 

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The C: drive on my computer is a HDD running Windows 10 Pro. I'm planning to install a SSD and make it my C: drive. Can I transfer my system to the SSD by doing a system image on my HHD and restoring the image to the SSD? Does anyone fresee any problems that I might have so I can prepare for them?

Thanks,

Joe LaPointe

Answer:Move Windows 10 to SSD

Acadian said:

The C: drive on my computer is a HDD running Windows 10 Pro. I'm planning to install a SSD and make it my C: drive. Can I transfer my system to the SSD by doing a system image on my HHD and restoring the image to the SSD? Does anyone fresee any problems that I might have so I can prepare for them?

Thanks,

Joe LaPointe




That is exactly what you should do.

I use Acronis True Image for the task but you can use Macrium Reflect, among others as well.
After restoring the image to the SSD, remove the original drive before you boot into Windows 10.
You can add the drive later as long as you set the BIOS to boot from the SSD.

Is your system currently set to AHCI?

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So my friend built a PC last year and he used an HDD as opposed to an SSD (yeah, I know. I already smacked him on the head lol). Well, he wanted to buy an SSD and use it as the boot drive while keeping his programs and stuff on the HDD. He asked me if this was possible and I've honestly never heard of this before so I had absolutely no idea. Well, I figured someone here might be able to tell me. Is what he needs to do even possible or does he need to reinstall everything or what?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Is it possible to move Windows from an HDD to an SSD?

No harm in keeping both drives, provided there is room in the computer case and the power supply is adequate. There are ways of transferring from one drive to another without reinstalling, such as by using Symantec Ghost software. However, I recommend against it as it can cause stability issues, especially when you use drives of different types. Also sometimes it cause activation issues with Windows. So I would recommend doing a full reinstall if possible. I use my SSD as my boot drive as well as for all my apps; then my documents, music, pictures, videos, etc. are all stored on my HDD.

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I have completed a clean install of Windows 7 to my G:\ Partition and currently dual boot with Windows XP on C:\Partition. I would like to delete XP and have Windows 7 on my C:\ partition and therefore no need for a dual boot. Having gone though all the hard work of a clean install and all my programs now loaded I have made a drive image (Acronis) of my G:\ drive. Can I use this 'image' to 'install' Windows 7 on C:\ and how do I deal with cleaning up G:\ and ensuring successful booting to a single operating system.

Answer:Move Windows 7 from G:\ to C:\

This is extremely tricky. Just restoring the image to the so called C drive will not make it C. Windows writes the drive letter into the registry as well as the installed applications. I have changed the drive letter in Windows XP a few times and believe me it was no fun. I don't know if there is a software out there that does this?? What I do know is that you have to make the changes booted in another OS to make the change smooth and successful. I have done it with a LIVE OS (booted in the OS and then make the changes) but most of the time it would get really messy real fast and sometimes crashes the machine. You are better off just leaving the drive letter G. It really does not matter, I had a machine like yours that was K (as typical C drive) and it was K until I retired it. Worked perfectly for 7 years.

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Hi,

I had Windows 7 on my HP laptop and then upgraded to Windows 10 and as the laptop is getting old I would be buying a Macbook Pro to replace it and just wondering as how I can move my Windows 10 OS to Mac and create a dual boot OS on Mac.

Appreciate your detailed response. Thanks much in advance.

Regards
Learner

Answer:Move Windows OS to Mac

If the version of Windows 7 that came with the HP laptop was the usual OEM type, its license is not transferable to another PC. (It may not be an issue with the license agreement. If it uses a special installer that matches that laptop, you couldn't activate Windows on another make of laptop.) The Windows 10 "digital entitlement" also would only work on the old hardware.

If you know that your Windows 7 license was retail (unlikely), let us know.

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I have a hp pc right now. Its running xp pro.

Here are the specs:

Windows: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Memory (RAM): 2040 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
CPU Speed: 3190.1 MHz
Sound card: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Display Adapters: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport | Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - Packet Scheduler Miniport | Hamachi Network Interface
CD / DVD Drives: D: HL-DT-STCD-RW GCE-8487B
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 37.3GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 23.1GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Product Make: HP Compaq dc5100 MT(AG151AW)
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 08/25/05 | COMPAQ - 20050825
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 09E0h
Modem: Not detected
I am soon to be added 2 more gbs of ram and a 320 gb hard drive. Which os should I use? Should I upgrade to windows 7 or stay with xp pro? Which would be faster?
 

Answer:Should I move to windows 7?

It might be too early to move to W7 ... The new system Chaos has just begun.

Personally .. My XP 32bit seems to be faster (quicker responding) than my W7 64bit.
 

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Hi..this is my first post ..I have a laptop that comes with windows 8 ..my question is can we move it to another pc?? cause i want to install w8 on my desktop..

Answer:Move Windows 8 to another PC

If it was an OEM version of Windows, it cannot be transferred.

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I recently got a new computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) it is shared between my family. I've discovered that I can't rename anything, drag windows around, or use the drop down menus. When I try to rename it'll stop immediately after I select rename. If I drag a window it goes right back to it's original spot, and when I try to log off that menu disappears right away too. I really need help fixing this, thank you in advanced.

Answer:Can't Move Windows Around

you should run a system file check.

if you need help on doing this see this tutorial:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am running windows 10 64bits and going to upgrade my PC hardware, including changing mother board, CPU and hard disks. Is it possible to create an image of my current PC and move to the new one without installing all my currently running programs and data?

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The C: drive on my computer is a HDD running Windows 10 Pro. I'm planning to install a SSD and make it my C: drive. Can I transfer my system to the SSD by doing a system image on my HHD and restoring the image to the SSD? Does anyone fresee any problems that I might have so I can prepare for them?

Thanks,

Joe LaPointe

Answer:Move Windows 10 to SSD

Originally Posted by Acadian


The C: drive on my computer is a HDD running Windows 10 Pro. I'm planning to install a SSD and make it my C: drive. Can I transfer my system to the SSD by doing a system image on my HHD and restoring the image to the SSD? Does anyone fresee any problems that I might have so I can prepare for them?

Thanks,

Joe LaPointe




That is exactly what you should do.

I use Acronis True Image for the task but you can use Macrium Reflect, among others as well.
After restoring the image to the SSD, remove the original drive before you boot into Windows 10.
You can add the drive later as long as you set the BIOS to boot from the SSD.

Is your system currently set to AHCI?

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Hello, I have had some freezing problems that I've located to be my SSD, that is pulling it's last breaths.
My PC freezes after an hour after starting up, that repeats all the time. I browsed the internet and found out some people had the same problem, and the cause of that was an aging SSD.

I have bought this PC from a store, with Windows installed on it. I read about this and I am thinking it is an OEM version of it, since I have no install disk or anything for it. I read about reinstalling with OEM that I might not be able to reactivate it or something.

My question is, is it possible to move the installation of Windows 7 OEM from my SSD to my HDD in the same computer?

Answer:Is it possible to move Windows 7 OEM from SSD to HDD?

Sure, that's easy. Make an image of all partitions of the SSD and restore it on the HDD.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hey guys my old laptop just got blue screen of death and have now taken my 60gb sdd ocz agility 3 series out of it and want to put it in my pc. i currently have windows 8.1 pro installed on it and want to move my win 8.1 from hdd to sdd without having to use my key again because im sure that i can only use my key once. Further on that i bought my key over the phone from microsoft. I dont care about my programs because theyre all downloadable again and all my personal stuff has been moved to 2tb external hdd. I would ultimately be using my current 1 tb internal drive to keep all my personal stuff and programs on it after the move. Any guides on doing this or precise instructions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:windows 8.1 on hdd move to ssd

really surprised that out of 80 view i have no responses at all. Guess i'll have to post elsewhere to find an answer!

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I added a 256gb SSD to my laptop that has a 1tb hard drive. I want to move windows 10 to the SSD so it will run faster and don't know how. It is new so I don't have any additional programs running.
 

Answer:How to move windows 10 to an SSD

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please help! i bought new ssd 60gb i change this one for DVD drive on laptop. now i have 750gb HDD and 60GB SSD. i want to move my windows 8 to that SSD. thanks

its Kingston V300 60GB SSD

Acer Aspire V3-571G Laptop, Pre-installed Win8. Cant get product key.
 

Answer:How to move windows 8 from hdd to ssd ?

Use the SSDNow Bundle Kit with your SSD Drive to clone the HDD to your SSD.

http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/products?model=SV300S3
 

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I am having problems with my old HD so I am moving to other HD, can anyone direct me to a guide that tells me how to do that?
thanks.

Answer:How Can I Move My Windows To A New Hd?

Here's one that I like: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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My computer has been struggling. I need to upgrade it. It was grinding away with w8.1.
now with w10 it freezes, locks up and reboots by itself, and does some other funny stuff. I want to build a new computer and put w10 on it.
I think I can by doing this:
Create a w10 dvd. write down my product id number.
build my new computer then install w10 from the dvd and enter my product code.
Will that do it? Can it be this easy?
thanks in advance

Answer:Can I move Windows 10?

Hmm, I think you would need the license key, not the product code or product ID number. This license key is automatically generated during the upgrade process if you're upgrading from a legitimate copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Hence, it appears that you would need to upgrade to Windows 10 first (which you've already done), try to find the installed license key in the registry (if it can be found at all), copy that license key *(if found) and use that when prompted during the installation of Windows 10 hoping that it will work.
So, no, it doesn't appear to be that easy.
Should you wish to provide us with more info or ask further questions, please don't hesitate to create a Windows Central account and respond to this thread.

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Are there any programs that let's you moving everything from Windows XP to Windows 7 without having to reinstall all of my data and programs?
 

Answer:Any programs let u move from Windows XP to 7?

there is no direct migration path from XP to 7.
The Transfer Wizard works very well though.

Another option is to upgrade XP to Vista, and upgrade Vista to 7, but that's a little risky and a lot sloppy.
 

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Hi,

First of all, here's a few things to know:

- My laptop has 2 hard drives

- I have a genuine DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

- The drive that I originally installed Windows on is starting to fail (1st drive), so I want to move the OS to the other drive (2nd drive).

- I have a cloned backup of Windows and all my programs and settings, etc. I did this using Paragon Backup & Recovery (free edition).

- From my backup image, I have recovered the OS to the other drive (2nd drive). Then I got boot up problems (wouldn't boot) so I used the Windows 7 DVD to System Repair. This allowed me to boot up, but it seems to have created a System reserved partition on the 1st drive (I want everything on the 2nd drive), and everything else seems to be on the other drive (1st drive).

- I copied the System reserved partition on the 1st drive to the 2nd drive (I think I uses Easus Partition Master, free edition). However, when I delete the System reserved partition from the 1st drive I once again can't boot up and have to do the System Repair again.

- I've tried several different tools to try changing active partitions, etc, but I'm just not knowledgeable enough to know what I'm doing.

So, here I am looking for help

Any ideas what I can try? I'm a total newbie at this stuff, so any help would be appreciated. I've included a screen capture of my Computer Management window.

Thanks

Answer:Move Windows 7 to another disk

Hello liverpaul, welcome to Seven Forums!


You have to power down the PC and disconnect the Disk 0 and connect the Disk 1 to the #1 SATA port on the motherboard and set that as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive and boot the Windows 7 disk to first mark the Windows 7 partition as Active then run the 3 separate startup repairs with restarts discussed in this tutorial at this link below to make the Windows 7 partition the "System" partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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Hi everyone!
I have just bought SSD disk of 240 gb and own 5447 model with 500gb HDD. Windows 8 was set on the laptop from the box and now its windows 10, after the update.
Iam still doubt about the way of replacing Windows to the new SSD disc. I see 2 options to move windows to new disc, but not sure which is right:
1) To clone it via Acronis or smth like that on a USB flash. Heard I cant do it with smaller size of SSD, than my HDD.
2) Or  install Windows from the scratch (download image from Windows.com) maybe with a boot flash? But if this way, so what about the license?  I know its embedded in BIOS, will it accept a new windows license request during the install?

Thanks in advance for your answers

Answer:How to move Windows from HDD to SSD? URGENT!

Use the FREE version of Macrium Reflect.  It will completely  'Clone' the HDD directly to the SSD.  That is what I did with my Inspriron 13.  You install Macrium on the HDD and connect the SSD via a USB adaptor cable that you can buy online.  If you prefer you can use a 2.5" drive enclosure instead.  You will have a bootable SSD  to install that has everything on it.  You might want to disable Hiberfile.sys before doing the Clone as well as "Disk Cleanup" to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.  Then defragment the HDD.
WARNING:  SSD's should not be defragmented as that will use some of the Write cycles unnecessarily.
You wind up with a fast drive without the work of having to install anything from scratch.  Windows 10 will automatically activate and you are good to go.

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WHen i move a windows go so slow! Or when i scroll down in internet explorer 6 goes SLOW, i just formated the pc...
 

Answer:When i move a windows go so SLOW

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Ok, I'll make this as detailed as possible.
Background
I had an HP laptop that I upgraded to Windows 7 as soon as I got my discs in the mail. The laptop is as of now 14 months old (and was purchased refurbished) and last week I went to restart after it froze when I was trying to bridge two network connections and it wouldn't get past the HP screen (can't even access the bios) I'm figuring it eventually just over-heated and I probably fried somethin.
Issue
So a friend of mine gave me a Gateway he has that has a broken screen. Naturally the first thing I tried was swapping the HDDs. Of course, said actions did not work and I was given a Blue Screen (0x0000007B, 0x80786b58, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) so I hit up google, it seems to be a motherboard controller issue. I have tried the startup repair, it will not fix it. System Restore obviously will not work as the old laptop was 14 months old (and yes I had tried). I have tried a Windows 7 Live Disc also, that just gave me a 0x000000c7 error, no big deal I didn't think it would boot anyway, just thought I'd try... So now I am at a stand still and have signed up on these forums because I am desperate for help! I really need to not lose my documents from that HDD; I'd lose almost a year of school work (including some projects that are due very soon!) I can't think of a way to do an upgrade/repair install thanks to the blue screen... A thought crossed my mind, if I boot into a linux distro via a thumdrive (in particularly ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD after HDD move.

Welcome!

When I think about it, I believe you are going down the wrong trail. The hard drive seems fine, demonstrated by the fact that the other HD did not work, and supported by the error messages pointing to a bad motherboard.

Even if you can backup the data, what will you do next? Choose what makes sense for you, but you could take the machine into the shop and get the motherboard replaced, buy a new laptop, or find an identical machine and replace the MB yourself.

Either way, you can hang onto the hard drive, and not worry about the data on it.

Hope this helps,
~JK

P.S. Can I recommend a high-capacity external hard drive for backup space? It is a scary position to be in when you have more data than you can backup.

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Hi - If I remember correctly, Windows 10 Product Key (or license) is based on a hardware ID of some sort. If I have a working Windows 10 on a HDD (or SSD), and I'm ready to junk that computer and want to move that "licensed" version of Windows 10 and the HDD to a new machine, how does Microsoft deal with the hardware ID since the ID is based on the old hardware and not the new?

Thanks

Answer:Move Windows 10 HD to a new computer

It depends on how you got to Windows 10. If original licence was retail, or you have a retail 10 key, you can reinstall 10 on new pc and reactivate using 7/8 or 10 key as appropriate. If original licence was oem, or you have a 10 oem licence, you are not permitted to transfer licence to new mobo/pc. This is nothing new.

It is unclear if you can transfer an upgraded licence (even if original was retail) after initial free year, free of charge, even if originaloy upgraded in the free period. MS have yet to clarify this although EULA indicates it is allowed (Section 4b if interested).

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Probably easiest if I start by illustrating my current disk setup



My windows 7 is currently installed on the c: drive which an SSD. This disk was never really enough so I had to install some programs to G drive.

I am now wanting to move my c drive to the L drive and install Linux on the SSD which will be made available by the Windows move so that I can dual boot both. I then will remove all the programs from G drive and put then with the rest of the Windows programs so they are all in one place. My main documents folders are split across several drives dependent on use so the only growth will really be in updates and app data so the new drive should be big enough to handle it for the time being.

I have acronis true image plus 2013 and I was going to clone the c: drive and move to l: drive however it will clone the whole drive and wipe out my system partition so not sure how to proceed.

Anybody any advice?

Answer:Move Windows Partition

Hello jyn first what is on the L: drive?? and second what about another SSD for the Linux if you cannot clone the C: to the L:.

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I have a dual head setup and routinely move windows between displays. I use RDP for a lot of things and sometimes two RDP sessions at a time. I haven't been able to figure out how to move an RDP session from one screen to the other. Can someone help me out? This is the biggest limitation preventing me from using Windows 8 Preview on a regular basis.

Answer:move windows between monitors

Please don't use the crap Metro RDP. download and use Remote Desktop Connection Manager from Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21101

look you can even see more than a server at the time, those a thumb , you can of course go full screen

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I'm on a netbook (screen height of 600px) and find that many windows are just too tall for me to see all fo this.I want to be able to move the window above the top of the screen, but Windows keeps shifting it back down automatically. How can I stop it from doing this?

Answer:How to move Windows Above Top on W7 netbook

Might be how the mouse interacts with the page. Something like focus on mouse or such?Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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So I recently got a couple more hard drives to put in a RAID 1 and replace my old storage drive, and I would like to move my Windows 7 partition onto the old drive. My current HDD setup is as follows:

I'm going to move all of the data that's currently on the "Media & Files" hard disk to my new RAID array. Then I'd like to move my current "Windows 7" partition to the empty "Media & Files" disk and have it use the entire disk. Then I'd like to get rid of the old "Windows 7" partition on my other 500GB drive and have my Windows Vista installation take over the whole disk again.

Hope the above makes sense... Anyone know of a program that could do this? I own a copy of Acronis Disk Director, but it takes FOREVER to do anything...

Answer:How would I move my Windows 7 partition?

Symantec Ghost Suite 2.0 does a full ghost image of your partition to another partition or drive.

This one is compatible with Vista, because other versions and other software failed to create a successful ghost image of Vista, due to some bits needing to be written to the new image afterwards. It should work with Windows 7 too.

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Hi,

My son has had me purchase a copy of Windows 8 for him (I really tried to talk him out of it, but he really wanted it, go figure ). I have a PC with the same model/brand mobo he has. I have a 120gb SSD which is his. His PC has a 1.5TB spinner and a different brand and amount of memory.

He can't bring his computer around for a week, and I want to get a head start. I would like to install windows on his 120GB SSD in my computer, then move the SSD over to his computer.

Given the differences between the two PCs....

Can I do that? Is it allowed?
Will it cause problems with activation?

Tanya

Answer:Installing Windows 8 on SSD and move that SSD to a new PC

You could always sysprep it without activation

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I need help to move My Windows 7 installation from Drive F to Drive C without loosing all my programs and settings.

I have been running XP on Drive C for what seems like forever, and I wanted to keep it until I was satisfied with the new Windows 7. As it turn out, I really like Win 7 and have not gone back to XP since.

I see no reason to keep the XP installation anymore, and I could really use the free disc space that remains after XP is gone. So Here is what I want to do...Format Drive C
Move Windows 7 from Drive F to Drive C
Merge the remaining empty space on Drive F into Drive C
Get rid of Drive F partition
Attached is a snapshot of my Drive Management Map

Any Help would be appreciated

Answer:How to move Windows 7 from one partition to another

The only way to change Win7 from F to C drive is to reinstall. It is stuck with the letter F because its installer was run from XP blocking out the letter C so that Win7 couldn't claim it as it does when it is correctly installed from a booted installer. In that case whichever OS you were booted into would have been lettered C.

If you don't mind keeping the current install on F you can mark it Active in Disk Mgmt, reboot into the Win7 installer or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 partition is labeled System Active. You can then safely delete C (after backing up files you need) and if you want resize Win7 partition into its space using Partition Wizard CD Resize Partition - Video Help.

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I've been working on a clients PC running Windows Media. Problems started when I couldn't connect to the Internet. All was good in device mgr (no yellow !'s). Updated NIC driver, no change. Tried to use USB cable from PC to cable box, that wouldn't work either. Called ISP and all was well on his end. Took PC home to run anti-virus, spam, malware. Booted up PC and now USB mouse/keyboard won't move, so I can't log into Windows (there is no PS/2 ports -small Dell box).

I set it up as a second drive in my PC, found a bunch of trojans and deleted them. Tried again in customers PC, still can't move mouse/keyboard. Hooked up drive as second one again and ran chkdsk/r. Still not fixed! Works OK in BIOS.Tried all USB ports and different keyboards/mice.

Any ideas? Going crazy.
 

Answer:USB/Mouse won't move, can't log into Windows

I remember when I bought my laptop last year, I tried plugging my USB mouse into a PS/2 port using an old USB to PS/2 adapter taken from my 8 year old computer keyboard, but it didn't work at all. I wanted to leave my only USB port for a USB flash drive.

So I ended up having to buy a rare PS/2 mouse.

Could this look like your problem?
 

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Hi - If I remember correctly, Windows 10 Product Key (or license) is based on a hardware ID of some sort. If I have a working Windows 10 on a HDD (or SSD), and I'm ready to junk that computer and want to move that "licensed" version of Windows 10 and the HDD to a new machine, how does Microsoft deal with the hardware ID since the ID is based on the old hardware and not the new?

Thanks

Answer:Move Windows 10 HD to a new computer

It depends on how you got to Windows 10. If original licence was retail, or you have a retail 10 key, you can reinstall 10 on new pc and reactivate using 7/8 or 10 key as appropriate. If original licence was oem, or you have a 10 oem licence, you are not permitted to transfer licence to new mobo/pc. This is nothing new.

It is unclear if you can transfer an upgraded licence (even if original was retail) after initial free year, free of charge, even if originaloy upgraded in the free period. MS have yet to clarify this although EULA indicates it is allowed (Section 4b if interested).

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I feel kind of cut adrift having upgrading to windows 8, lenovo doesn't seem to have their ducks in a row, and I'm not sure MS does either. I installed yesterday and started having overheating issues I've never had before, and lenovo's system update locks up my computer. Would the correct procedure be to use the system restore recovery partition with W7, and then the windows upgrade utility? Right now I'm starting afresh, but I'm not entirely sure I have all the drivers I need. I downloaded most of them that looked relevant, but my wifi doesn't work and I'm not sure the overheating issue is fixed. Any guidance here would be appreciated.

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I were just wondering, is it possible to make the Windows button position itself on the bottom-left side of the screen when the taskbar is at the left side?
either by windows or custom themes?

Answer:possible to move the windows button?

No.

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I have a system builder version of Windows 7 installed on my old PC which I can upgrade to Windows 10 when available. Suppose if I build a new PC after one year when no more free upgrade will be available, could I be able to reinstall(migrate) windows 10 onto the new PC, by installing the base system builder Windows 7 on it and upgrading to Windows 10 again.
Is Windows 10 upgrade tied to a base Windows version license that can be migrated across PCs or to the PC hardware it is initially installed to?

Answer:How to move Windows 10 upgrade from old PC to new one?

Please see https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...een-lines.html

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I have an old computer that has windows 7 ultimate on it.
The computer is not used any more and I am building a new one.
Is there any way to deactivate or move the serial number to the new computer?
 

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Hi there,
Like many millions pc zombies in the world I've been running windows for years, 98, 2K and now XP. I've lost the account of crashes that I've suffered, data lost and reloading windows again and again.
I always wanted to moved to Linux and have used Mandrake in the early days (always that X server problem!), ReadHat and now use Suse in a laptop. However I stil use windows as my main desktop and are scare of moving to linux for the following:
1. What 'flavour' shall I use? I know is a silly question but I have no idea what label of linux provided the most stable kernel as a whole.
My other main ghost about linux is: how do i recover data is case of system failure? After the years I've learnt in windows that you install in C:\ only the OS, put all your stuff in D:\ and let it go; when it crashes (that it will) just wipe C:\ and you keep you data intact. But how do you do that in linux? the /home partition always need to be formatted when you do a new instalation, right?
 

Answer:Move from windows to ... what Linux?

maestromasada said:



the /home partition always need to be formatted when you do a new instalation, right?Click to expand...

Not at all. If the /home directory is on another partition, when installing any distribution of Linux /home is never set to be formatted by default. You have to manually ask for it.

Try downloading the Ubuntu distribution (7.10 available right now) & you can run it as a Live CD at first, eventually installing it if you like it.
 

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Hello! I joined this community especially for this question. I have an SSD on my Ideapad y500 and I wonder, what is the best/easiest way to get my OS on to my ssd instead of on my hdd? Best regards, femtinitti

Answer:Move windows 8 from HDD to SSD, y500

femtinitti wrote:Hello! I joined this community especially for this question. I have an SSD on my Ideapad y500 and I wonder, what is the best/easiest way to get my OS on to my ssd instead of on my hdd? Best regards, femtinittiPage 28 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your unit indicated a 16 Gb SSD to be use as a cache. Based on this it is not possible to transfer the OS to this drive.

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Hi. I know this is the simplest problem on here..

When I move/resize windows on my screen, not the whole window moves, but it's outline. How do I get the actual window to move, and not just it's outline??

Thanx folks..

Answer:Move Windows On Screen

Are you talking about resizing a browser?

And are you saying the actual program remains in one location, while the border of an application moves to a new location?

Can you provide a screen capture?

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So I've had my system running legacy bios with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 for a while now on the MSI X99 SLi Plus board. I successfully upgraded to Windows 10 Professional with it. Now that I'm changing out hard drives, I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 as well as move to UEFI bios. I thought everything was working well, however after installing Windows 10, it would not activate with my license key (windows was asking for it).

So I had read that it's possibly the fact that I registered that license in legacy bios and it won't work with UEFI. So I'm attempting to install Windows 7 onto the system in UEFI bios to see if I can re-use my original key, activate the OS, then do an upgrade to 10. Then maybe try a clean install after that.

This is where I'm running into the issue. I cannot install Windows 7 in UEFI bios on this system.

My SSD in my system is already GPT.
My USB flash drive I'm using for the install I set up with RUFUS, and chose the GPT for UEFI option, and pretty much left everything else default except making sure the flash drive was formatted with fat32.

The system will not boot into the flash drive.

I've tried RUFUS, Windows usb creator, YUMI, Universal Pen Drive, I've tried various different flash drives, USB ports (including the front USB3.0 ports).

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Trying to move to UEFI and Windows 10

So are you using trying to install the Threshold 2 build, version 1511? That's supposed to activate using a Windows 7/8.x key directly with a clean install. It sounds like if was activated already on 10. I think this is one of those instances where you call Microsoft and get the key reactivated.
 

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Hi, Having a problem with my existing motherboard, so I've decided to install a new one, along with a new processor. My question is, can I leave my operating system and apps on the existing SSD and just move them to the new mobo? I have Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade.

Answer:Move Windows 7 to new Motherboard

I think the upgrade counts as retail, if so that bit should be fine. If you end up ringing MS , they will be fine about having to replace mobo.

The os itself might have a problem booting on new hardware, so you can use paragon p2p adjust to fix that.

Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

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I have a ton of mp3 music on my PC. It resides in an iTunes database but it has been "unprotected" by running it through iTunes Match and back down from the cloud to the PC. What tools are best to move the music to the Lumia 928 (Verizon) phone? (It's mostly classical, so online services aren't much help).

Answer:Best way to move mp3 from PC to Windows Phone 8.1?

I'd just use the phone companion app.

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I have a new computer operating with Windows XP Pro. I inadvertantly left a bunch of files on my "old" computer, a Windows ME P3 unit. I only have one monitor, one keyboard, one mouse and one internet connection, therefore I thought the the easiest way to transfer those file (approx. 2 gigs worth) would be to link the two units. Is there an "easy" way to do this? Both units have USB ports. I think the older unit has a earlier version. Both have serial ports. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Co
 

Answer:Move files from Windows ME to XP

With only one keyboard, mouse & monitor probably your best bet would be to
take out the hard drive from the old computer & temporarily install it as a slave
drive in your new computer, remember to set the jumpers on the back of the
drive correctly.

You could then copy over all the files you need, or even keep the old hard drive
in for extra storage.

Unless of course the old computer has a CD burner?
 

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I just did a custom install of windows Vista and need to get rid of the windows.old file. I have an external hard drive and would like to move it there and not delete it just in case I have forgotten any files that are not immediately apparent. Can I just cut and paste it? Or will that mess something up in Vista.

Thanks!
CollinsClan

Answer:Can you MOVE and not delete windows.old

It would be best if you left alone until ready to delete. When you delete the best way is with disc cleanup, from the c drive, including system files.. It will not hurt vista, but windows.old may not be the same.

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My windows mediaplayer does not move.I suppose that one of reason is necvcode.sys corupted. please teach me how to get the latest file or repair this file.
 

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My main pc's are Windows but I also have an I Pad tablet with photos on it. Is there a way to get these photos from the I Pad to my windows pc ?

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Okay, I recently downloaded Windows Movie Maker 2 from the official site and now I cannot start up my computer. all I end up getting is an error message telling me to restart my computer (I havw Windows XP)

I did a search and I got up to the 'press f8 while it looks like it's still normally starting up-before the eror message.' and was told to go to the 'last successful blah blah blah.' I got there...and it's empty, the only option is to go back to the main list of options

...did I kill anoher computer?! Do we need to slick it?!!

PLEASE HELP!!!!



thank you SO much for any help that anyone might give me, I really appriechiate it
 

Answer:Windows Move Maker 2...

when you press f8, can you boot into safemode? If so, uninstall it
 

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This is kind of hard to explain (which explains the crappy thread title) but, when I move one of my open windows on vista, they no longer move as I move them.
Instead I see a transparent outline of where the window will be moved to when I take my finger off the mouse.
Its not really a big problem, but I would rather the windows still be visible whilst im moving them.

Thanks.
 

Answer:When I move windows I get an outline.

Click 'Start' (the Orb) > Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings (top left) > Advanced tab > Performance (top) Settings button > Visual effects tab, scroll down and tick the 'Show windows contents while dragging' box, Apply, Ok.
 

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Just got new Dell laptop with Vista Sp1 installed. Most things work the same as my previous Dell with original Vista with a few exceptions.

I can't resize or move any windows. When I mouse over the border I get a resize arrow but when I hold down the left button and try to move the arrow the window doesn't come with it, the cursor just turns back into an arrowhead. The same thing happens when I try to move the window by clicking on the title bar and dragging. The window doesn't move. What does happen is that a 'highlight' flashes around the border of the window and there is a 'ding' sound but no message pops up anywhere.

I'm sure this is a setting problem somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

The other problem which may or may not be related is that when I try to open the 'favorites' list in IE, if I tap the touchpad it opens just fine but if I tap or push slowly on the left button the list just flashes on then back off. Using the left button works fine for opening windows or links, just not for the favorites list.

Noticed some more problems;
Page will not scroll when I hold down the left button with the cursor over either up or down arrow on the scroll bar but if I keep tapping the page will scroll a random number of lines with each tap. Also when I click on the slider (or whatever it is called) and try to drag it to scroll it won't move.

These seem like strange glitches which I hope can be rectified.

Answer:Help: Can't Resize Or Move Windows

Problem was solved by downloading a new mouse driver. Amazing that the driver in this brand new machine was bad.

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I have just replaced my desktop pc with a laptop and have a couple of queries someone mi.ght help with.
1st one when I delete.something I am left with a dot see the words mig.ht and delete.I cannot seem to be able to delete the dots.This ..causes a problem especially if I make a spelling mistake while writing a email address as I have to go all the way out and back in again.2nd problem I have a couple of folders in my documents which I want to move to my external hard drive but cannot see the move icon anywhere.It was easy when using XP can someone help.I am using office 2003.

Answer:How to move folders on Windows 7

I am not so sure about the . problem, but you should be able to drag and drop folders from/to your external hard drive.

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OMG! I run Windows XP Home Edition and it's been prompting me to install the latest updates for a day or two. Finally, this morning, I gave in and did it. Boy, do I regret it!! I can't move! I can't open Outlook or a webpage. If I do happen to get on, it's soooooo slow!! I also am running ZoneAlarm Pro trial version. I thought that was slowing me down, but now I'm not so sure. And now there's a shield icon next to my clock that I wish would just go away! I do not want Windows blocking popups. I hate this security update! Is it just me or is this a problem that others have? What do I do?
 

Answer:I updated Windows and now I can't move!

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I have a massive problem in that there is between 0MB-20MB -300MB free on my C:/ drive at any given time. I run CCcleaner and empty my google chrome cache and sometimes will free up 300MB... but sometimes not.

My windows partition is 50.7GB and the windows folder itself is 36.4. I dont really know where the rest of the space is used, even after combing through with the spacemonger program. its definitely not documents/media

The same drive has another partition with 400GB free. How can I move my windows install to this directory? I sometimes can't even install new programs in the free partition because of the lack of space on C:/ drive.. things wont even unzip.

Answer:How do i move windows from one partition to the other? (win 7 x64)

What your going to want to do is give back data from the 400GB free partition to the C: drive partition:

GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions

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Hello all,

I am planning to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows XP. But I cannot find as to how to move all my data i.e documents, photos and softwares to Windows XP.

First of all will the softwares work on Windows XP?

If I use Acronis will it do the job?

I have never moved data from a newer version of windows to older hence have no idea.

Hoping to get an answer soon.

Thanks for reading.

Regards
Praveer

Answer:How to move all data from Windows 7 to XP

If you have a usb flash drive available you can store all your personal files on it (documents,photos)

For your software, it is better to make a list of all the programs you want moved in a text file and place it in your usb. And also, depending on what applications you want moved, most applications would definitely support windows XP - its not going anyway just yet!

After XP is installed and ready, stick your usb in and copy over your documents/photos. Open the text file containing the names of the programs you want and open your browser and type each name in and download and install them.

It is better this way because if you just copy the folder of the application you want and paste it in your program files in XP, some programs might not work and won't update properly, since they would be missing other information (registry, configuration settings,etc).

If you don't have a usb flash drive available, you can try using cds/dvds. You can also try compressing everything you want moved into a single zip/7zip/rar with a password and upload that file to a free online storage service like 4shared or my personal favourite, mediafire

Good luck on your transfer!

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium. The retail version. I've heard I can move it to a different computer. Thats what I want to do. The computer I want to switch it to is faster. So how do I move it to a different computer?

Answer:How to move Windows 7 to a different computer?

Read the answers in the forum link:http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...9f-143f7b6ba65b

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Hello ,I would like to move my registered copy of Windows XP to another HD. Is this possible ?I have purchased an external HD which I will use to save files ect.anyway , lemme try and explain ...I got Acronis true image a while back from a link on this site , and have backed up C: to my external drive , my setup is below ...C:20GB WINDOWSE:60GB C & E are split on an internal 80GB drive.====================G:40GB FORMATTED====================External 160GB HD.I have saved saved C: with Acronis which is around 5GB but split into sizes of 690MB for which I will save to CD plus also backthem up into DVD , cant be too carefull , right ?So is it as simple as just restoring the image to G: and then formatting C: , after which I'll change the drive letters around , C: will become G and G: will become C:.I read on the net that its a good idea to give the HD that contains windows plenty space , so with my extra HD I can simply leave the 40GB drive for docs&settings/program files and Windows.I hope this is explained ok and that someone will give me some advice/help.thanks in advancewhitburn_lad

Answer:Using Acronis to move windows ......

You appear to have two options. You can either `clone` the drive on which you have Windows to another drive, or, you can `recover` your backed up windows to the drve you want to use as your boot drive - but you must ensure the drive is bootable and is your `System` drive.I would clone C: to G: for ease and speed. Cloning will leave Windows on your C: drive and you will simply need to change the boot from C: to G: and rename if necessary. If I remember correctly Acronis provides you with the option of changing your boot drive after cloning. You can check this out fully in the Acronis Help file.Having changed you boot drive you will need to format the old C:.One further point; ensure you have an Acronis Emergency Disk available to be able to use the backup if you suffer some sort of problem/failure during the process.

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Greetings. I am new. This is my first post here.

I have a regular HDD. I am about to buy SSD. I wish to move my Windows 7 as well as one of my games to that drive. What is the best way of moving Windows 7 to new drive, while leaving all storage folders, like Documents, Downloads, My pictures, Etc. on HDD? Please note that I have made backup and I have made an Image Backup.

Thank you.

Answer:How do I move Windows 7 to another drive

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check out this tutorial.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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Hi!I have hp pavilion 17t which has pre installed Microsoft Windows 10 in HDD now I have installed a SSD in the laptop. So, how can I move the Windows 10 to the SSD.Thanks.

Answer:How To Move Microsoft Windows To A SSD

Do you still have the HDD? If you get a usb to SATA converter you can clone the old disk to the SSD inside the laptop.  Macrium Reflect Free Edition will work for this: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree  https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SATA-Drive-Adapter-Cable/dp/B00HJZJI84/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=148941... You can also do a clean install of Windows 10 to the SSD using an install disk downloaded from Media Creation Tool site by Microsoft. No Key Code needed. If you install the same version of Win 10 as was previously activated it will reactive automatically even after a hard drive change. Drivers and apps can be downloaded from here or are in the C:\swsetup folder on the old drive.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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After upgrading my mouse arrow didn't even show up on the screen so I thought a quick restart would help but it didn't I can see the arrow I just can't move it around at all.

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I got the Windows 8 Pro upgrade from the offer and used it to upgrade my Win7 installation on my RAID array. Now I would like to see how it runs on my 120GB SSD. Can I move the installation to the SSD or is there a way to reinstall it to the SSD?

Answer:Move Windows 8 to Another Drive

You should be able to install to the ssd by booting the iso and pointing at the ssd.

I have no idea if it will activate a second copy on the same machine - I expect so.

You would need to be careful about where the boot critical files are before you try removing the first installation.

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I have a OEM Product Key sticker for my old PC & my HDD died on that PC.
I plan to reinstall Windows 7 on that older PC with a new HDD I bought recently.

Thing is, I also have a newer PC I built.
Can I take out the HDD with the new instal of Windows 7 from my older PC & place it in my new built PC?

Will my new PC automatically then have Windows 7 on it or can that not work?

Answer:Can I install Windows 7 on a HDD & then move that HDD to another PC?

If you plan to re install windows on the older pc and use that key, you can`t use that key anywhere else. ( it`s OEM ) So you would have to buy a new windows license for the new pc.

Therefor it doesn`t make any sense to install windows on the new hard drive on the old pc, then move it. Just install windows 7 on the new hard drive in the new machine.

http://www.newegg.com/Operating-Syst...ategory/ID-368

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i cant move icons on windows 8 everytime i try to move an icon it shows a mouse cursor with a red circle and i cant move the icons please any tips thanks.

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Firstly: I am not moving to a new PC. I'm aiming to install linux, which requires partitioning my drive, and it's recommended that the easiest way to do this is to wipe the entire hard disk then create the partitions for linux/windows, and then "restore" windows.

Unrelated to my linux dream, I was randomly browsing the control panel and found a feature to "Back up your data," which created a .bkf file (put it on a separate HD).

My Question: Does this "backup" restore all my currently installed programs? I use a few old programs which I don't have the installers for anymore.

(Bonus: I have 2 "System Recovery" XP2 discs and one "HP Media Center PC Supplemental Recovery Disc," which I assume will allow me to re-install a fresh XP. Right?)

Answer:How to move Windows installation to a new PC?

The way to install Linux on your computer is to make a fresh install after removing XP completely.

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http://news.investors.com/120115-783137-windows-10-migration-stalls-amid-slow-pc-sales-upgrades.htm

In November, 56.1% of PCs on the Internet were running Windows 7, Net Applications reported Tuesday. The figure has remained stubbornly high since the Windows 10 launch. It was 57.7% in August, 56.5% in September and 55.7% in October.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Windows 8 PCs in use rose last month. Windows 8 accounted for 14% of PCs on the Internet in November, compared with 13.2% in October. In June, before the release of Windows 10, Windows 8 had 16% market share, Net Applications said.

In the four months since its release, Windows 10 has grown to 9% market share as of November. In October, it had 7.9% share, Net Applications said.Click to expand...

Easier to read pie chart here:
https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0

Even XP is still up there.
 

Answer:Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10

Stay tuned for our very own astroturfing spin-master, who'll likely trot out linux desktop market share in order to paint 10's uptake as a "win".
 

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Is it possible to move the Windows 10 downloaded installation files/folder, $Windows.~BT? I would like to reinstall Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10, but want to backup the Windows 10 installation files first so I don't lose them and have to download them again.

The reason I want to reinstall Windows 7 first is because it is an old, corrupt installation with a lot of junk (old programs etc) that I would like to get rid of before upgrading to Windows 10.

I have seen plenty of instructions for deleting this folder, but I haven't found anything about moving it to another hard drive. I have tried moving it, but much of it remains unmovable. Would booting into DOS or LINUX work? Any help appreciated, thanks.

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Can the Windows 7 Hearts game be moved to or installed in Windows 10?

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