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How to move genuine windows 7 license to new hard disk?

Question: How to move genuine windows 7 license to new hard disk?

I have genuine windows 7 license installed on HDD 1TB, I bought a new HDD 2TB. So I want to move windows 7 license to the new HDD.

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Preferred Solution: How to move genuine windows 7 license to new hard disk?

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I recently swapped out the hard drive on my laptop, replacing a 500gb with a 750gb (2 partitions, main partition where Windows resides left unchanged in size) and shortly thereafter started getting warning messages that my Windows 7 is not genuine. Not sure if they're related, but the proximity of the two events makes me wonder. I've scanned the steps recommended and can't seem to make any progress. The results of the MGADiag are below. I've also run SFC / scannow and don't see anything in the log, but it is long, and may have missed something. I also tried to run CheckSUR, but get error 0xc8000247 when it tries to install. Any clues what to do? Thanks.


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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V8PH8-QRHQ4-WYCFY
Windows Product Key Hash: FcEU+SMwlbzShLgd6Oe/pLbex00=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8882277-47810
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {0597AC50-D6B1-488B-8B21-49EFC30A6E11}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
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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Answer:Windows reporting as not genuine after hard disk swap

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Who installed the w7 for you? did the SFC scan say you have corrupted files it can't fix?

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my laptop from XP to Windows 7. Can anyone tell me the best place I can buy a key for cheap? I am looking for Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate, and I really don't care which one. I would like to do a fresh install not an "upgrade", though my computer is currently running a windows product as we speak. Hopefully the place I buy the key from will also have the software available for download. I have heard people mention finding licenses for $30-$40 before. Thank you all in advance for any help you can give me.

Answer:Best Place to buy Genuine Windows 7 license?

The only place is a legitimate seller such as ---http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=4622&name=Windows_7&srkey=windows%207%20operating%20system

If you have been told that you can get one for $30.00 -- run for the hills - they are fake.

Windows 7, Windows 7 Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate at TigerDirect.com

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Heard people are having problems with this one. I have the window xp cd but I think it not real. Would a repair fix this problem?
 

Answer:Genuine Windows License Problem

Probably not, you will have to go out and purchase a legal version of Windows. That is the only fix and it is going to get worse.
 

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Hi,

I recently set up window on my computer and it has been fine for months.
However, when I boot up all of a sudden this message comes up saying that my copy of windows is not genuine and it is not validated.

I just select cancel and the computer boots up fine.also there is now in the taskbar a small icon like a blue star saying that windows needs to be validated and i may be a victim of software fraud.

My friend set up the computer with his copy of windows.is this a problem and will it effect my computer and files or can i just ignore it and put it down to a bit of a annoyance.

Any help greatly appreciated.thanks.dougal (scotland)

Answer:PURCHASE A GENUINE WINDOWS LICENSE!is it important??

Get a valid license ... Until you do, you'll be unablle to get all the security updates that are released.

Plus, it's theft.

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PPKRR-8J7T4-TJHTH
Windows Product Key Hash: 2Xg0gGJgLddefMxQtBCLuEuvT3c=
Windows Product ID: 00346-OEM-8992752-50008
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.002
ID: {33345A0B-6018-40FA-982B-D9A396DFB0D1}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Basic
Architecture: 0x00000009
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

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: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237... Read more

Answer:My Genuine activation issue although I have a genuine license

Interesting.
The error message
Notification Reason: 0xC004F063.
...is a pretty specific one, and almost always means that the machine has been reinstalled using media other than the manufacturer's Recovery media, while still using the manufacturer's OEM_SLP Key instead of the COA Key.

For what version and edition of Windows is the machine licensed - according to the COA sticker on the case (or inside the battery compartment)

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and it was genuine for over a year and suddenly it is not genuine.

When I try activating with my key it said that the BIOS is missing a license.

Does anyone know why this is?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows no longer genuine, BIOS missing license

Welcome to our forum Alex.

Completing these two tutorials by Brink will help us help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and it was genuine for over a year and suddenly it is not genuine.

When I try activating with my key it said that the BIOS is missing a license.

Does anyone know why this is?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows no longer genuine, BIOS missing license

Welcome to our forum Alex.

Completing these two tutorials by Brink will help us help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi, First time poster here. I am just recently having issues with my computer saying windows it not genuine. I found this forum through another thread of a person who had basically the exact same issues as I did here: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue

I too bought this PC originally from best buy or some place, and it came with no windows CD or anything. I went 2 years without formatting, finally I got sick of it and when I installed my new SSD I finally had to do it. The best advice I found was doing the same as OP, downloading the copy of windows from digital rivers and entering in my windows key(which I had lost as well but recovered using one of the software tools).

I installed windows about 4-5 weeks ago, I have rebooted many times since and only in the last day did it start giving me this same windows it not genuine error. Upon trying to validate my key it will error out, and I get the same

code:
0xc004F063
the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license

How can I take this key from the side of my computer case and make windows genuine again? Someone in another post I found said something about a command "wmic bios get serialnumber" and thats the same exact number that comes up thats on the side of my case. Is this the right one, or should I be looking inside the case for ANOTHER key that fits the windows key length? The key off the side of my machine is only about 10 digits and I am un sure ... Read more

Answer:Windows not Genuine, Validating gives error 0xc004F063 Bios license

Sorry for posting in haste without taking the time to properly look over everything. I found ANOTHER sticker which had the proper key further back on my computer base that was listed as win7 home premium OA HP with a totally different windows key which I just entered via the system change product key and it authenticated as genuine. Big thank you to this community for the knowledge that was already right in front of my face!

For others having this issue, Hopefully your sticker is still intact and readable. If you are getting this same issue, Just find the sticker on your computer or laptop(apparently laptop fades WAY quicker if not covered up by something to make it more long lasting) and enter the OA key that looks exactly like windows key into the change product key option on System.

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Hi,I got a prebuilt ASUS PC (ROG G20CB), it comes with Windows 10 home. (The windows installation is fresh, I dont have any data yet, I just care about the license)The only problem is that it has a regular HDD and its really slow, I want to install an SSD and use that as my primary. I dont want to lose my Windows, so how do I install my activated Windows on the new SSD?I checked google, and some sites recommend backing up to USB from the windows backup option, but one site recommended that if I signed in and linked my account to the current installation license I can then just download another windows 10 from here: Access Denied and login to get my license back.Which would be my best option?Thanks

Answer:Best way to move current windows license on prbuilt PC to new SSD?

You can link a retail licence to your account...
Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC

...but an OEM licence is linked to the hardware of your PC. Microsoft's activation servers store the hardware ID for the PC. If your system is activated your hardware should already be linked to a licence for Windows 10 Home.

The disk does not form part of the hardware ID, so you are free to replace it with an SSD, do a clean install of W10 Home (when asked for a key, skip this or click 'I don't have one') and it should activate automatically as soon as it can contact the activation servers.

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Hi,

Last few days my computer has been extremely slow on startup. Boots up fine, then takes 10 minutes where it will take commands from my mouse but won't actually load anything and then later on will go back to normal-ish speed (I think it's a bit more spiky but could just be me). Yesterday I noticed a message pop up on bottom right hand corner of my desktop telling me that my windows copy wasn't genuine build 7601. I know for a fact my windows licence is genuine as I bought it off ebuyer when I built this computer a couple years ago. I've run AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot S & D and SuperAntiSpyware to try and get rid of the main virus. The only thing i've achieved is that the message is gone but startup is still slow.

Any help is much appreciated! My paste from MGAdiag is below.


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WMBBV-JJTXH-8GVW2
Windows Product Key Hash: GM66yrXgVgyKmqwBZs0NQJqkJOg=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9045442-51296
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {97199D31-3076-4F21-A05B-6F814FCA0B25}(3)
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.1... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Build 7601 License not genuine - extremely slow on startup

There is no obvious error in your report - Windows shows as being genuine and activated.
There are a couple of really nasty pieces of work around at the moment, which many AVs have problems getting rid of.
I suggest downloading Windows Defender Offline and creating the boot disk or USB stick, and running that - see if it finds anything.
What is Windows Defender Offline? - Windows Help

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Dear Community Members, My hp Machine is - Pavilion 15 n210se I old hard disk failed and i need put all including OS and Drivers.  I machine came with windows 8, is this upgradable to Windows 10? Please mention the steps to install the Genuine Windows on my PC.  my question is 1. Where i can download the Genuine OS ? 2. Is it possible to place the DiskImage of WIndows Installation as before, so that i can use the recovery tool.3. how to get the Windows 10 ?      or shall i install windows 8 and do all updates to get the Windows 10?  With Regards,Faizana 

Answer:Hard Disk replaced - How to get back Genuine OS?

Hello @faisana,  You need to know few things about HP Recovery Media:1) It is NOT downloadable, you have to order the physical media2) It is not free, you have to pay for it You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Good Luck Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Bu... Read more

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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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My daughters HP desktop is so corrupted with a virus or malware or something that it has become unusable. Every time any application is launched the are errors saying "...file xxxx is not a valid Windows image..."
System Restore hangs when trying to set to a previous restore point. The virus software has been turned off by the attack. Firefox launches randomly with sites offering anti-virus software. There is a large flashing box on the desktop claiming the existence of various viruses. Even safe mode does not avoid the problems.
I have another hard disk in the same computer that stores files for everyone on the network. I thought a simple solution would be to re-install XP from the original CD on to the other HD. How do I do that?
 

Answer:Solved: Want to move XP to new hard disk

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I am trying to (permanently) move my hard disk from one computer to another. (O/S is XP SP2) When I do so and attempt to boot, I get the message that says "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."  If I select Safe Mode, the startup starts but stalls after about 50 lines are displayed.  The last line displayed, when it stalls, says "Windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys."  After about 5 seconds there is a flash of the blue screen (with text) but it flashes so quickly I can't read any of it.  Is what I am attempting possible or must I reload XP?

Answer:Move hard disk from one computer to another

You cannot just move one hard from one computer to another using XP, or 2000 Pro for that matter.  The hdd controller won't be recognized by XP (that's why the blue screen). The best thing I can suggest is to back up all your data on the existing system, put the drive into the other computer, then do a clean install of XP.  You can do a restore after putting in the drive but it's always better to do a clean install.Alan <>< 

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I have an old computer with a C drive with my OS and a D drive that holds my data.

I have a new computer with a C drive with my OS on it. No data yet.

Can I just take the D drive out of the old desktop, fit it in the new and that's it?

Is it really that simple?

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Can anyone tell me why someone moves a partition..How do you format the disk..is it for to save a backup on...if so how do you save something on it...if the pc crashes is the partition gone...is your backup saved....Can someone point me in the right direction..I have learnt alot from this site over the last while but there's a lot more to learn i think. Questions Questions, I know but thanks for the help.Jonah1000 (novice)

Answer:How do you....Format a hard disk..move partition ?

Main reasons for partitioning your hard drive is so you can keep data/music/photos/video editing apart from your os ,then if your os goes haywire you can reformat and reinstal it and all your data will be safe.Many also have their programs/swap file on a seperate partion as well.If you are starting from scratch you can use fdisk to partition and format/with WinXP you can do it as part of the os installation.To alter or remove partitions without losing data you would have to use a 3rd party software utility [like Partition Magic] to achieve this

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My computer is telling my that i have very low disk space, because my "C:" drive is entirely full, but my "D:" drive is empty. My computer is acting strangely (like freezing and making everything turn huge and differently-colored) due to this memory space problem. How can I move some of the files that are filling my full drive into the empty one? Pleeaasse help, this has been a problem for a while and I can't take it anymore. Thanks a lot.

Answer:How can I move files between hard disk drives?

I recommend that you move your My Documents folder and your Desktop to your D: drive, as well as any other files (pictures, videos etc) that you might consider irreplaceable.

You can use Tweak UI:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Download > Install > Open it > expand My Computer > click on Special Folders > select Desktop > click on Change Location and select a place on your D: drive.

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i removed a hard disk from my old pc,as the processor had blown,and i have windows xp pro installed,the user account i used was passworded,so when i try to access my files on the slave h/d is doesnt allow me to open the folder or access these files.....i need help......as i must get to these files,i tried using the hard drive as my master it dosent allow me to use it as the master h/d is anyway to remove this protection as i need these files!

any help appreciated

thanks
 

Answer:Can't Move Files From Slave Hard Disk

Well, you have this option, on the system you are using right now, after shut down, disconnect the hard drive (from the working system, just unplug power and data cables) change your old hard drive jumpers to Master and connect the cables you disconnected to your old drive (you can just sit the drive on something instead of installing it in the bay) and follow:

How to: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows .

After you do the recovery, back up your data, disconnect the old hard drive; re connect the other drive back up.
 

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How can I move files from hard disk C to disk D?

Answer:how move files between hard disk drives

and welcome to the Forum

Open each drive with Windows Explorer . . highlight the files you want ot move, right click on one and hold . . drag to the target drive and release . . choose Move.

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Would like to move some thing like total pictures folder from the primary ssd disk to free up space to either a secondary hard disk on the computer or an external hard disk

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I have a disk that mainly contains data files. My disk have bad sectors and some of the files cannot be moved to another disk (it will stuck when moving and never complete 100%), most files are still normal (can read/edit/move). My Macrium reflect software is unable to do a backup on that disk.
Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics failed, quick test did not complete, screenshot https://i.imgur.com/Xx7VXgu.png

I read that sometimes chkdsk /r can destroy hard disk and make it worse, and I am afraid to do any more things to it, I have some questions.

1. Should I do chkdsk /r first then save all the files to another new hard disk to replace the old hard disk?

2. Should I move all the files that are movable to a new hard disk (there will be some files that cannot be moved), then do chkdsk /r then move the files to a new hard disk?

3. Is moving or copying better? Is there some program that can auto skip the file that is stuck while move/copying? (so I do not need to stay by the PC to click next/skip when a file is stuck)

4. What is the the proper way to do chkdsk /r and is /r correct? Some say do it in DOS, some say do it in windows.

Thanks
 

Answer:Bad sectors on hard disk and move file problem

I'm at work, so I can't see the imgur files, but yeah, that hard drive is failing and you need to get your data off asap and replace it. Bad sectors will never fix themselves. /r will try to repair the files, but if you've tried that and it failed, you don't want to stress the drive any further. I would just copy what you can to the new drive and go from there. If you can't get all the data off, I'm assuming you have a backup in place so the data loss won't be critical.
 

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The recommended way to use mSATA SSD and conventional hard disk drive (HDD) together is:SSD for OS and programsHDD for user dataWindows places user profiles on the system drive and doesn't give you a good way to move them, but fortunately there is a very good free software tool available that makes it easy: Profile Relocator. The best way to use it is to:Install Windows as a temporary userRun Profile Relocator to copy user profiles from SSD to HDDCreate a permanent user (which will be created on HDD)Log out of the temporary user and in to the permanent userDelete the temporary user (and temporary user files)To maximize performance, I then created a directory for temporary files on the SSD (C:\temp), and pointed the TEMP and TMP user environment variables to it. Works great! Highly recommended!See Profile Relocator documentation for more details.





Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]

Answer:HOW TO move user data from mSATA SSD to HDD (hard disk)

Good post! It is also possible to keep your settings/temp files on your system drive/SSD (because in some applications like photoshop or firefox, you greatly enhance performance by having it on the ssd) and simply move the data folders (Music, doc, downloads) to the hard drive.Windows has this built in, no need for a third party app or a temporary profile or symlinks. Go to your home folder, right click on Documents/Downloads/Music/etc, select properties and choose the Location tab.  

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Hi Everyone!I was thinking about formatting my laptop but realised that although I have a genuine license key for Windows XP Home Edition, I don't have the installation cd, maybe lost it or didn't have it included when I bought my laptop.I thought about contacting Microsoft but realised that there isn't support which relates to my problem & my country i.e. Malta without having to pay!Can anyone help me please?

Answer:I have genuine product license key but no cd!

I don't have an installation CD for Windows XP - what if I need one? http://ask-leo.com/i_dont_have_an_i...I have no CD - how do I get at Windows XP setup? http://ask-leo.com/i_have_no_cd_how...http://www.wikihow.com/Reinstall-Wi...

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Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk partition
HI all ,

Before going into details of my problem, I am listing down my system setup.

I have 3 HDDs on my pc with following details :-
1. Disk 0 - 500 GB - Windows 7 32-Bit Installation on C: - Partitions ( C - H)
2. Disk 1 - 1 TB - Windows 7 64-Bit Installation on J: - Partitions ( J - N)
Here I want to mention that, my Win 7 64-Bit installed on J: , and my linked documents folders reside in K: under folder K:\MyFolders ( as shown in K_myFolder.jpg)
3. Disk 2 - 1 TB - No OS on any partition - Partitions ( O - T)
As shown in attachment DiskMgmt.jpg


Now my problem is, windows 7 has detected some fault in Disk 1, thus I need to send the Disk 1 for RMA. So for the same I need to move my Windows 7 64-bit OS installation from Disk1 - Partition J: to Disk 2 - Partition O:, and data folder Disk 1 - K:\myFolder to Disk 2 - P:\myFolder.

How can I do with keeping the settings as mentioned above. How does my OS References will be remained for the requirements.

Thanks in Advance.

Ekam

Answer:Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk part

We need to see the labels which are obscurred in the Disk Mgmt columns, nor can we see how much space is used on K you want to move to the smaller P.

You want to use Disk Imaging.. I would use free Macrium Reflect which offers more flexibility where to reimage the partitions you choose to image. Macrium - Image your system.

However if you have a WD or Seagate HD in the mix, you can use their premium Acronis imaging app which is best of all, and has a very easy to understand Manual on it's download page on either HD maker's site.

After imaging if the OS fails to start on the new HD, unplug all other HD's, confirm the OS is marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until it starts and holds the System flag. Then set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS, boot other one using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

Answer:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:
 

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Dear TSG,
I?m building a new PC and I want to move my old SSD system disk into the new build. It was originally OEM license W7 then upgraded to W8 W8.1 and then W10 Pro 64 bit. Will I be able to start W10 in my new build or will MS block me without a license. Can I buy the new retail license after I start the new PC or do i need to purchase a new license ahead of the new PC initialization.
Thanks very much, I?m better than a newbie but not to sharp on the licensing and the MS sites are not much help.
Thanks, Richard



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Answer:Move w10 to new pc with Oem license

You should not have any problem since it is just a hard drive replacement. Do you have cloning software for the process or need any guidance?
 

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Answer:Free Emsisoft Mamutu v2 One Year Genuine License

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Update:

I just made a clean install of a Home Premium English and used the microsoft product key on the sticker attached at the bottom of my laptop, and now it is already activated and all updates are working.

Hi all!

Forgive me if I posted at different folder or reposted same problem.

Just recently I purchased a Dell XPS 17 with Korean OS valid license (I guessed it's OEM). I asked the seller to change the system language to English. When I got home I update the system and to my surprise, I got the notification "Not Genuine". I went back to seller, he said that Microsoft can only recognize the system in Korean setting and since I changed it to English, hence it's fake.

My question would be, is there a way to have my ENglish setting be legally recognized by Microsoft? I am willing to pay additional fee for conversion, but my seller here in Korea can not speak in English well and so he just said I have to buy another English OS. I don't want to jsut throw my OEM Korean license away, I paid for this. Anyone has an idea?

Thank you so much in advance. Also, please do not get mad at me or shout at me if I have done wrong or violated some rules when posting.

Answer:Korean OS license convert to English but recognized as not genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cab86074


Hi all!

Forgive me if I posted at different folder or reposted same problem.

Just recently I purchased a Dell XPS 17 with Korean OS valid license (I guessed it's OEM). I asked the seller to change the system language to English. When I got home I update the system and to my surprise, I got the notification "Not Genuine". I went back to seller, he said that Microsoft can only recognize the system in Korean setting and since I changed it to English, hence it's fake.

My question would be, is there a way to have my ENglish setting be legally recognized by Microsoft? I am willing to pay additional fee for conversion, but my seller here in Korea can not speak in English well and so he just said I have to buy another English OS. I don't want to jsut throw my OEM Korean license away, I paid for this. Anyone has an idea?

Thank you so much in advance. Also, please do not get mad at me or shout at me if I have done wrong or violated some rules when posting.



Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Who did you buy the Dell from? The license for the oem Korean is limited to the machine that it was installed on. The OEM license is not upgradeable to English so that means that you will have to purchase a full version of Windows English, if that is what you want.

Rich

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I work in a custom-build/repair shop. I've run into this twice now, and can't explain it:
We're a Microsquish Partner, and install the OS that we order with a new machine.
I was installing service pack 1 from my portable hard drive to PC's to prevent downloading it from Windows update every time.

Now I've run into custom built OEM PC's returning to the shop because they are getting the "Windows is not genuine" message AFTER it was installed from the OEM disk, and activated.

Someone stated to me that the service pack I was installing, was an "older" version. Not sure, but I have another PC coming in today or tomorrow with the same issue. BTW: I can guarantee the Windows disks we install are not pirated.

Thanks in advance...

Jeff

Answer:Windows not genuine after SP1, but Disk is OEM ! HELP!!

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if after changing the producting key number to the number on the OEM product license key sticker may allow it to activate with that number instead of with the OEM SLP key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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how do i activate the license for norton antivirus 2004 on a different (2nd) machine? i installed and activated it on a new dell that turned out to be defective a couple of days later and will be returned to dell. dell will send me a new pc in a few days and i'll want to use NAV on it and use the same license that i used on the defective one.

Answer:how do i use/move the NAV 2004 license to a new computer?

Welcome to TSF.

You should have no problem using the same serial number on the new machine. If you do encounter a problem, I would contact Norton about your problem and they will probably issue you a new key.

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Hello,

I won a license for Emsisoft Antimalware from another forum, and I was given an email address, username and password along with the license code. Is it possible to move that license to another account?

Thank you
 

Answer:Is it possible to move Emsisoft license from one account to another?

Danielx64 said:


Hello,

I won a license for Emsisoft Antimalware from another forum, and I was given an email address, username and password along with the license code. Is it possible to move that license to another account?

Thank you Click to expand...

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Strange one this ....

I'm sure I read, and have previously tested a couple of times, that your license remained active if you changed hard drives.

What I done a while ago is saved an image of an activated Win 10 Home install on ssd, then saved it as an image. I then restore that image to a HDD and went online for a while. Windows remained active.

However, I noticed yesterday when I restored that same image to the same HDD (other hardware remains the same) that it cannot find a digital entitlement. Restored the image a few times to no avail.

However, hooking up the original ssd showed the license is still active. BTW, I pulled the plug when I realised Win Updates downloading and when I restarted, my sudden decision to terminate Win Updates messed up my install.

So I performed a fresh clean install of 1511 that I hadve on USB, skipped the key and when I got online - voila .... it was digitally activated!

So, what am I doing wrong, or have MS introduced something new - such as having to validate a key everytime a new peice of hardware's changed?

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My hard drive is having some problems.  It is working but my paging file is not working.  Once my ram is used up my system starts having resourse problems.  I have ordered a replacement hard drive.  I will try to reimage my hard drive but I am afraid it won't reimage properly and will have to reinstall XP professional.  Where do I get the original operating system software?  My original license information on the bottom of my Lenovo 3000 V100 have rubbed off.  So where can I get the install disk or software for XP professional and also get all of my original license information? ThanksGreg

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I'm sure I read, and have previously tested a couple of times, that your license remained active if you changed hard drives.

What I done a while ago is saved an image of an activated Win 10 Home install on ssd (by clean installing Win 10 from USB (Media Creation Tool) using a never-before-used Win 8.1 retail key), then saved it as an image. I then restored that image to a HDD and went online for a while. Windows remained active.

However, I noticed yesterday when I restored that same image to the same HDD (other hardware remains the same) that it cannot find a digital entitlement. Restored the image a few times to no avail.

However, hooking up the original SSD showed that the license is still active. BTW, I pulled the plug when I realised Win Updates downloading and when I restarted, my sudden decision to terminate Win Updates messed up my install.

So I performed a fresh clean install of 1511 that I have on USB, skipped the key and when I got online - voila .... it was digitally activated!

Re-restored the image to the HDD and still no go?

So, am I doing something wrong, or have MS introduced something new - such as having to validate a key everytime a new peice of hardware's changed?

Answer:Windows 10 Home no digial license / entitlement on cloned disk?

If you have the Windows 10 installed that is not activated, right click on start icon. Select Command Prompt (Admin). Run:

slmgr /dlv

Post results here. Should look something like:

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Well, I believe the time has come that I start looking into moving to Vista. After working with it a bit at work, and from my readings, it doesn't seem to be all that bad. Not to mention, I just want to play with something new .

However, I do have a few questions. First:

1. OEM vs Retail...?

The last I've heard (a long time ago) is that OEM only allows you to install it once. However, I'm kind of thinking this is BS. I'm thinking the OEM Vista works the same as the OEM XP. You can only install it on one machine and if you tried to install it on different hardware, it will ask you to call to activate your product. Is this correct? What have the majority of you guys been purchasing? OEM or Retail?
2. Home Premium or Ultimate?

I've pretty much figured that I have to at least get Home Premium, however, do I need Ultimate. Since I mainly use my PC for gaming and multimedia work, from doing the comparisons, I don't really see any benefit to the OS, however I could very well be missing something. Suggestions?
3. x64

I've decided that I definitely want the 64bit OS, mainly so I can use the 4GB of RAM. I've already checked all of my hardware and there are drivers for everything. Now buying OEM x64 isn't a problem. It's the retail version that is screwing me up. If I have to buy the retail version....how do I go about getting a 64bit OS? I've read that after I get the OS I have to contact MS and pay an additional 10 for th... Read more

Answer:Making the move to Vista - Few questions regarding license...

Good Questions and I am glad you posted this as I am looking to make the jump to Vista also very soon.
 

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Hate to come here and ask this. Purpose of this thread is not to trash W10.

I'd like to format and install another OS on my desktop's HDD. What is the best way to keep my activated 8.1x64 Pro COA with free 10 upgrade?

Can I shrink my partition way down and just do a dd copy to another drive? W10 is on a pretty nice 480gb ssd right now so I don't really want to just put that on the shelf and let it collect dust. Is there a way to maintain the keys so I can just do a fresh install and reactivate?

Thanks.

EDIT: I have a fully validated "Retail" 8.1 Pro x64 upgraded to 10.

I moved a similar OS (also full activated Retail 8.1 x64 Pro upgraded to 10) between two identical machines (both were Dell T7500 workstations) and it tripped the activation thing and now even when I put the HDD back in the old machine it still needs activation. I want out of MSFT & W10 right now but I don't want to burn the licenses...

Answer:Want to move to another OS but retain license w/ free upgrade to 10

Once you do the upgrade and activate, a digital entitlement to Windows 10, for that PC is stored on the Microsoft activation server. You can completely wipe the hard drive and it will not be lost. You can clean install that same version of Windows 10 on that same hardware, and just click skip when asked for a key. It will activate with the digital entitlement.

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I have a pc with windows 98. To back it up someone suggested adding another hard drive. If I buy windows xp for the new hard drive, can I use the same license for the second (the current 98) hard drive?

Regards

Sandy
 

Answer:Windows Xp License vs. 2 Hard Drives

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Hi! Apologies if I posted this in le wrong category.

I recently upgraded capacity of my hard drive (from 350GB to 500GB). I'm wondering how can I install my windows oem license from my previous hard drive to my new one. My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ58 and OS is Windows 8.

I really need your help guys!

THANKS IN ADVANCE

Answer:Re-installing Windows 8 OEM license to new hard drive

Hello and welcome to the forum! The easiest thing would have been to image the old drive then transfer to the new drive if you have a large enough external drive.

Beyond that, I haven't done a hard drive upgrade with OEM. Not sure if will automatically get the key from the flash memory and activate. If not, you'll have to get the key that is burned in the board by using ShowKey or other retrieval utility.

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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 guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

Answer:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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okay... i am using pentium d 2.8 with 2gb ddr2 in my pc. my motherboard is ecs p965t-a v1.0b. i have 3 hard disk, one ide interface 80gb which i used for installing my windows vista and programs exclussively. and 2 sata 250 and 160 gb. i was using asus for my video card before with 128 mb memory. and i then i changed it to nvidia geforce 7300 256 mb. fe days after installing my new video card, windows started to boot slowly and sometimes even takes an hour. so i thought the windows was damaged so i tried reinstalling it and it works okay again. but after a few days again it started to boot slowly. so i was thinking that something is wrong with my video card but is not. i noticed that in "computer", my other sata hard disk does not appear.. but sometimes it would appear and dissapear again. sometimes i can open it but sometimes not. so i am getting confused if my hard disk is damaged or not. my hard disk is seagat 7200 rpm. i need your help guys and i hope this will be solved. thanks alot!

Answer:Windows vista not detecting my hard disk or my hard disk is damaged?

Well that paragraph was hard to read...Double check all your connections to the drives.You say you thought there was trouble with the vis card " but it's not "...how did you determine this ? ?Have you checked your system operating temps ? ?

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I have a Dell Inspiron model D06S desk top computer.  The hard drive crashed and unfortunately I do not have a recovery disk for it.  It originally came with windows 8.  Typically I could install windows 8.1 and activate it with the code that is on the tag that is usually on the computer.  However, I have looked all over the computer and cannot find the tag with the license on it.

How do i get the windows license number?

Steve

Answer:Hard Drive crashed, no backup, and no windows license tag

Hi wardsd,
Thank you for writing to us.
The product key is embedded into the motherboard and cannot be  retrieved.
If the Hard drive is replaced you will need to install the operating system from a Dell OEM disc, which will automatically retrieve the key from the motherboard.
If you have any more query please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id (Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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My SSD died and I replaced it with one of the same size.  I had updated from Windows 8 to 8.1 to 10 before having the SSD problems. The HP recovery media I created from my recovery partition on the failed drive kept crashing, so I attempted a clean install using MS WIndow software. However, I received the message that the windows licwense on my BIOS was invalid. I called HP and ordered the USB HP Recovery Kit after being assured that this would solvethe invalid windows license key issue.  It did not. I received this error message after I updated to both windows 8.1 and 10. That is, I cannot activater windows, and cannot find the key to use to activate. How do I find my windows license key number and how do I determine what version of windows to which it applies? TIA Ron

Answer:No valid windows license after replacing hard drive

Hi.Welcome to the forum RonMan2.Windows 10 Product ActivationWindows 8 Product ActivationActivation in Windows 10 

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I've ordered new parts for a new computer and I read that I could transfer the license being used on this (current) computer to the new one because I have the full version of Windows not the OEM. I plan on (if possible) transfering my windows 7 license to the new computer/SSD and use this old hard drive for storage/backup. But I'm a little confused/unsure about a few things:

1. Do I install Windows 7 and activate it on the new computer/SSD first and then remove Windows 7 from the old hard drive? Or do I have to remove it from the old computer before attempting to install on the new one?
2. How do I remove Windows from the old drive? I haven't reformatted before but from what I've read from guides, I use the windows CD to reformat, but it reinstalls a clean version of Windows. How would I clean the old drive without reinstalling Windows?

Answer:How do I reformat a hard drive after transferring Windows 7 License?

1) It doesn't matter. The main point is to not have Windows running on two systems at the same time.

I have read claims that a PC will check in with the activation server when the PC is online, and if the server sees the wrong hardware, Windows will be deactivated on the PC and the license key will be blocked. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't that way in the XP days - the only check was performed during the activation - but I can't swear to what is true now. (WGA adds an additional complication. That WGA still exists leads me to believe that MS does not de-activate duplicate installs.)

2) Using the Windows DVD, you can remove partitions from a drive, create new ones, and format them. Begin a Custom install, then go to Drive Options (Advanced). Once you've got the drive configured the way that you want, quit the installation.

Some people find it more convenient to use a third-party solution to for formatting, but I do it so rarely that I haven't bothered downloading one.

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Okay, I'm on Vista. I just got a new external hard drive, and was trying to move some movie folders to it. Trying to move a whole directory of similar files, most of them moved without any problem. However, some files would be unable to move. I get a message that says "Cannot read from the source file or disk" and have to skip the file to continue.

After the move of the whole folder was complete, I would try to do it again to the individual files that were left behind - the move would seem to begin, and it would tell me that the file was being moved, but at a certain point it would stop, and give me the same error message again. I would have to cancel the move.

There is nothing obviously wrong with the files. They seem to play with no obvious problems (I haven't watched any all the way through, but skipping around seems to work). I was also able to delete one of them without any problems, as well as to move them to other folders on my hard drive. I just can't seem to move or copy them to the external hard drive. I ran a check disk which did not seem to solve the problem.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

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So my computer currently has a 600GB hdd with Windows 7 on it. I just bought a new 240GB SSD that is now on it's way. My question is what is the best way to get genuine Windows 7 back on there? Yes, I know a lot of people would say get a cracked copy from the internet, but I honestly don't want to do that.The copy of Windows 7 on my computer now is just the one the manufacturer preinstalled years ago. It's honestly not the cleanest well-functioning system anymore and I would greatly prefer reinstalling the OS from scratch, if that's an option. I don't know if reinstalling it and just putting this key in would work or if it would then be genuine. What is my best bet? I actually don't know how this all works with Windows, I've never had this type of situation before.

Answer:How to put Windows 7 on a new hard drive, and it be genuine?

Do you have the Win 7 install disk?  If so, you should be able to use it to do a clean install of Win 7 to the ssd and use the key to activate it.  Changing out the boot drive is OK, it's when you do something like change out the motherboard that you will have problems reusing the key.

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I bought some new Seagate hard drives that happened to have this feature . . . but I wasn't reading the fine print when I bought them.

"Seagate SmartAlign™ technology1 provides a transition to 4K sectors without the need for software utilities"

When restoring Windows 7 disk images to these drives from a disk image that is fully setup for our business, the resulting installation would get flagged as Not Genuine Windows. We were just changing drives, not the computers so the installations were still Activated, but they were no longer Genuine. We tried activating with a new unused key and it would still be flagged as Not Genuine.

MGADiage.exe would report a list of about 10 altered files on the restored drives.

Finally I tried an in-place upgrade with Windows 7 SP1 Pro media to fix the problem while saving the drive setup. Toward the end of the installaton, the pop-up "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware" and setup quite and ran a Rollback, undoing the upgrade process. I did this twice after restoring two different images to the computer.

The message above led me to the "Advanced 4kb Formatting of the drives as the probable source of the problem.

I tried a clean install of Windows 7 on the same Lenovo T500 with the new drive and that works fine, but it would take a couple of days and some licensing hassles with other applications to do a completely new install instead of using the image. (rememb... Read more

Answer:Restore Win7 Image to Advanced Format Disk - Not Genuine Windows

Have you tried using the premium Acronis cloning/imaging app which comes free with Seagate? Seagate Acronis cloning free util

I'd try a direct clone between drives first. The manual is easy to understand and on the download page.

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Recently I downloaded the new Windows 8. In the past I have been able with no problem to transfer songs etc. to my phone disk which is plugged into my "Removable Disk F". Now when I try it, it says " The disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk". I never got this before and some of the same songs that I have already tranferred in the past will not tranfer now. Any idea what I need to do to solve this? Thanks for the help.

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my c drive is almoct to capacity when just the other say i had 9 gb of 113 free.I am baffled to find where all these extra files rside. any ideas?Marc

Answer:No free disk space to move around in Windows 7

It could be an add-on program (possibly installed by thecomputer manufacturer/seller) that is making backupsexcessively. I saw that once (years ago) on a Gatewaycomputer, and it took several calls to their help line tofigure it out and make it stop. -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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Swapped the drives back around to boot from my original Windows 7 install and tried to open Word and it comes up not genuine and so does the install, so I had to do a Microsoft software download and then install to get the prior setup of Windows 7 genuine again and do a repair for Word, but now all is well with the old drive with 7 on it, just a small glitch.

Answer:Windows 7 Hard drive reinstall not Genuine

That's odd... Were Windows 8 and 7 installed on the same drive? It doesn't really make much sense if they are separate hard drives - or partitions for that matter.

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I have installed Linux and then Windows 7 (not 8 as my profile says, I'll correct), but I've removed Linux as it doesn't work well here, now I have free disk space at begin of it and Windows is located in the middle of it so I've the fastest part of the disk unused and I would want to know how can I "move" the C: Partition to the begin of the disk, here is the image of my disk in computer management:



Many thanks for the help :)

Answer:[SOLVED] Move Windows partition to begin of disk

I would recommend using Partition Wizard Home Edition to resize the Windows 7 partition for novice reasons Just follow the guides at the website how to resize a partition. Windows will have to reboot to finish the steps to resize.

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Hi to Bleeping Computer
 
Can anyone advise?
 
I have an external drive with 3 Primary Partions and 1 (one) Free Space. The drive is used for backups.
 
A screenshot from Disk Management of the external drive is in the attached file
 
I  would like to move the 27.42 GB Free Space into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition
 
I cannot see how I can do this using Windows 7 Disk Management.
 
If I format the Free Space 27.42 GB with NTFS it becomes a Logical Drive. Should I format it or  not?
 
Is there anyway that  I can move it as either Free Space or as an NTFS Logical Drive into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition
 
I  appreciate any help.
 
PeterJ

Answer:Windows 7 Disk Management Move and Expand Partitions

I would do it by the following method. First download and install Partition Wizard. All the steps done virtually. Click the apply to have Partition Wizard complete the steps.
 
Select Partition M: and select Move. Move the Partition by left clicking the partition box and dragging it until it is adjacent to partition K: This will give you free space after M:
Select Partition L: Select Move/Resize and left  click the left arrow and drag to the left to increase the size of L: until it is adjacent to partition M:
Click apply

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Hello,

I have the following issue. I have backed up drive letter C; which has windows 8.1 on it using recovery-> system image backup and selected partition Gthe same HDD). I then realized that I am running out of space on that partition. Right click on WindowsSystemImageBackup folder (partition G-> Properties => show 0 bytes. But that partition has some very little space after backing up. So I think that the backup image is not 0 at all. If I double click it it ask me to provide admin permission...

So, my question: How do I move the backup to an external HDD. Can I just cut+paste it? Or it will now work anymore? Also, if I have other pc (same configuration) will I be able to restore it on that pc using my extrenal HDD.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows 8 system image backup move to another disk

I suggest you try - Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - {The Standard version}
It's so much easier than what you are doing.

Someone here will probably come along with advice on how you are doing things.

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HP All-in-One ENVY 20 TouchSmart PC  HP 20-d034 FAILURE ID : 60FQG2-008GM-MFPP0K-60HR03PRODDUCT ID : H3Z72AA#ABA I moved up to windows 10 with the free upgrade.  I received the failure message from Windows and ended up resetting my computer to its original state which was windows 8.  It is now 8.1 and the hard disk problem still pops up. I don't have alot of experience replacing hardware in computers.  Is this an issue I can resolve myself?  Please advise. 

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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Hi,

I have just upgraded hard drive from an IDE to SATA and cloned the old drive to the new. The system boots OK and I can log in to Windows but I get a message indicating that Windows is not genuine.

I've searched this forum and found a few threads covering this problem but haven't determined the way to resolve this. The threads seem to suggest pasting the output of The Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool to help diagnose the issue so here it is (I removed the Windows Product Key - paranoia!). Doesn't mean much to me so any help appreciated.

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: <<REMOVED>>
Windows Product Key Hash: 1NdGqqJtb/S5mBh5lLif7AE8PP0=
Windows Product ID: 00432-077-0131196-86065
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.028
ID: {152AC60F-48F6-4805-84E7-B7D98A7076B2}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate N
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130801-1533
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 = 0x800... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 not genuine after hard drive upgrade (IDE to SATA)

Code:
Notification Reason: 0xC004F00F
This error indicates the tolerance for online activation has been exceeded.

You need to perform telephone activation using these steps:

1. Click Start, and in the Search box type : slui.exe 4
2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard
3. Select your Country.
4. Select the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person.

FYI : there is no need to remove your product key in the MGADIAG report........its partly hashed which makes it extremely unlikely that anyone could use it for nefarious purposes.

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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.


Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ?

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Hi. I have a Sony Vaio Laptop which had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed on it. The original hard drive died completely a couple of months ago (was not even able to be recognised by the computer tech). He replaced the hard drive and restored it using the restore disks that I created when I first got the laptop. Windows is installed and seems to be running fine, however I keep getting a message saying the computer is not running genuine Windows.

I have spoken to Microsoft who advised me to contact Sony. Sony advised that the version of Windows was sold for the original hard drive only so I would have to purchase a new copy of Windows 7.

I then called Windows back to ask them and they said that the product key was blocked on their system (because it was supplied by Sony) and that if I wanted to activate it, I may need to purchase another product key.

Is this correct? It seems crazy that as I have already purchased Windows 7 (when I purchased the laptop) and the original hard drive is completely dead that I now have to fork out more money to purchase another copy.

Any advice please ...

Answer:New hard drive with Windows 7 restore - now not genuine Windows msg

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

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.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
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I had reactivate Windows XP Pro after a Hardware change. could not find a key so i went and paid for a new one. after reinstalling with new key i activated windows successfully and pluged my external in to get my driver buckup. in it i notisted update files from last operating system, deleted files and continued with driver backup. resstarted windows and it said can not login until you activate windows. i tride the key again and it didnt let me activate and said to put in a difforent key. (note: NOT PAYING FOR A THIRD KEY)
 

Answer:Windows Genuine virus stored onto my external hard drive!!!

I've edited the title of your thread for language even though partially obscured it's neither necessary nor acceptable. Please be more careful when posting in the future.
 

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I have Windows 7 home premium OEM on Dell desktop purchased new 5 years ago. No problems until hard drive started failing last week. I bought a new drive and restored from WindowsImageBackup taken earlier this year. Started getting "Windows is not genuine" when I connected to internet (0x8004fe21) at bottom. Everything still works, but popup reappears every few hours. Downloaded and ran WindowsActivationUpdate as suggested. Got error 0xC8000247 trying to install. Reviewed forums and called Microsoft (via slui 4 number). After finally getting to human and explaining situation, they took the product codes and ids and after 15 minutes came back to say they couldn't help. I would have to reinstall from a Windows disk (which I don't have since OEM from Dell). They then said I would have to call Dell for support. I don't want to reinstall. The whole point of the image backup was to recover from hardware errors without having to reinstall everything Can you help?

MGADiag report:

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: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {9ADDC139-F9DC-4B77-AD4C-42E1E4C5CCCE}(1)
Is Admin: ... Read more

Answer:Windows not genuine popup after replacing failing hard drive

If KB3004394 is installed, uninstall it, and reboot twice.
Do a Check for Updates, and install the new version of KB3004394, and any other updates.
reboot again, and run a new MGADiag report, and post it.

If KB3004394 is not installed, or the above doesn't fix it...

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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Answer:"Windows not genuine" message on cloned upgrade hard drive

Hi aiz!
 
I think your post is empty because of the temporary problem we're experiencing with Internet Explorer 9. Sorry about that! Here's the forum announcement and suggestions for ways around that:
 
15th March 2011
Users of Internet Explorer 9 are experiencing problems creating posts and private messages. The content is lost and appears blank when posted. While this is being investigated and fixed, please use Quick Reply, Internet Explorer 9's Compatibility Mode, or an alternate browser to post. Thank you.
 
Keep on posting!

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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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Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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Greetings.

I have on my laptop (a thinkpad, from Lenovo) Windows 7 Professional, obtained via something called "MSDN Alliance" and my university.

A few weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to upgrade my hard drive. Thus, I placed the new disk in a USB case, plugged it in via USB, and performed a disk clone via a software from a company called EASUS.

I then removed the old disk, placed the new one in its location (that is, inside the laptop), and removed the USB equipment. Good as new, I though.

And everything appears to be working fine -- except the "nag screen" that seemingly randomly pops up out of nowhere and tells me that I am using a (I don't recall the text exactly at this moment) less that legal/legitimate installation of Windows.

I can check if Windows has been activated -- and it has (of course, I did this after having installed it) (i.e., on the "old" disk).

I have tried searching for solutions, however I only find issues when similar clonings have changed the drive letters.

This is not the issue here, i.e. the "Windows partition" is still "C:".
Any suggestions?

Thank you
Olof Antonsson

Sweden

Answer:Post-cloning of OS hard drive Windows Genuine nag screen issue

You didn't happen to use EASEUS Partition Master to perform the cloning, did you? I just used it to clone my own system HD and it changed the volume ID of the clone without me asking it to do so. So I used another tool that actually performed an exact, raw clone without any changes.

You would need to find out the volume ID of your original HD and set the volume ID of the new drive to match it. One tool which can do this easily is MBRWizard! - The MBR Management Utility

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Hello again, new problem. I have a Clicking hard drive, which i know is a real problem. i am planning on buying a new hard drive this weekend, but the problem i have is that i dont have the windows xp home disc. I have a license sticker on my computer, but no disk to download to the new HD. This is obviously a big problem. I know that the notice up there says not to post questions about filesharing or illegal activity, and i hope that this doesnt fall under that catagory, but as it is a grey line here, im gonna try to post. I was trying to find a copy of xp home to download on the microsoft website, but was having trouble locating it. all i can find is a boot-loader to download to six high-density floppys. I do not have floppys and dont even know where i would go to buy them anymore. my local computer repair store doesnt carry them. Im trying to find a legitimate place to download a genuine copy of XP home.

Alternatively, I was wondering if there is any way to image the hard drive i have and save that on a removable usb hard drive?

Again, i hope this doesnt fall under the catagory of no-no's, and i apologize if it does. Just want to be able to continue surfing.
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drive failing and need Genuine copy of windows xp home

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So I decided my old Western Digital Blue hard drive is performing too slow and it is time to upgrade to a newer one. I'm thinking of getting this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284. I wanted a fast hard drive with 1tb of store space since Steam takes up at least 300gigs alone. Would this be a hard drive you'd recommend?
I read the one of the sticky topics above and it said to just clone the old hard drive to the new one. I did a fresh install of windows a month ago and don't want to do it again so I decided that cloning the hard drive would be the best. The topic mentioned using Acronis True Image to clone your hard drive. Is that still the recommended program?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Solved: Move windows to a new hard drive?

You can download the Western Digital Free Version of Acronis TruImage from the WD website to do the cloning.
 

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I keep getting data overload warnings on my SSD 128Gb (c: ) I have another seldom used 2Tb HHD that has some data on it but could easily be moved to another drive. All drives are NTFS. I'd like to move all data on (c: ) to the 2Tb HHD, making it my new booting (c: ).

Can this be done without too much trouble?

Answer:How to move Windows 7 64-bit (c:) to new larger hard drive?

I would take a look at the cloning features of free imaging programs. Macrium Refflect Free is one example. Make sure when you clone to a larger drive it doesn't require the Windows boot partition to be the same size as the source partition. You could probably live with a 128 GB boot partition. But searching around may side step the limitation.

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Malwarebytes pardons Pirates and gives away free one year premium license keys. Malwarebytes Corporation is after the counterfeit keys, they?re running ?Amnesty key? program with which, if Malwarebytes Program detects abused, pirated or counterfeit keys during the upgrade to version 2.1.8, then the user will be presented with a special screen (Locate your license key) with two options (check the screenshot below).

Selecting the first ? ?I?m not sure where I got key from, or I downloaded it from the Internet? ? or second option ??I purchased my key?? will issue users a new and unique key of Malwarebytes anti-Malware premium, which user can use for one year or 12 months for free.



If you don?t activate the key or click the ?Cancel? button, then you?ll remain on the free version.

Next go to ?My Account? screen, note down the new key, your old key will be disabled after a period of time. This way, Malwarebytes disables all the pirated keys and, those who got Premium keys will enjoy one year protection and can renew if they desire when they about to expire.

What is Malwarebytes Amnesty Program?

The program page says ?The Internet is full of pioneers and cowboys. It?s also got its fair share of pirates and trolls. Some of those bad guys may have duped you into purchasing a counterfeit version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Or perhaps we?ve simply detected a problem with your key. Not to worry. We?re here to help.?

?Malwarebyte... Read more

Answer:Malwarebytes Amnesty program allowing Pirate Keys to turn into Genuine Premium License Keys

Hmm 12 months is too much methinks...

Should have been 2- 6 months.
 

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Hi,
When i bought my notebook a have made system image, but i broke my first DVD(they are 5) so i can't read it and i can't make the restore. On the notebook i have license key. Can i download another windows 7 and use my license key?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Broken 1st image DVD Windows7 image.I have original genuine license?

Hello Antonio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you could download a Windows 7 ISO for you edition, and use it to create a bootable DVD/USB to install and activate with your COA product key. The tutorial below can help guide you through it.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have an Acer Aspire One netbook that I was running Linux on (Ubuntu 12.4) I had gotten a virus on my netbook and installed Ubuntu so I had a working computer again. Just today, I purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop, 15R, running Windows 7. I put all the files from my netbook onto a seagate external portable hard drive and when I plugged it into my new computer it will not open without reformatting. I need these files off of this, and I know there is a way, I just do not know it. help! Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Move files from hard drive on Windows 7 without reformatting.

What file system is the external HD? Did you format it on Linux or did you use the filesystem it came with?

One thought it if you still have the CD you installed Ubuntu from, you could boot the new laptop from that--you don't want to install but use the Try It option to run Ubuntu live off the CD. Then see if Ubuntu can read your external on the new laptop. Create a new folder on the laptop's C: drive probably sda1 or sda2 (It will have both a Windows and Users folder to help you identify the correct drive) and copy your files over to the new folder.
 

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Odd question.... I am currently using a T400 that has Windows 7 and a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family video card. I want to put my hard drive from that laptop in to a different T400 that has switchable graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series video card) and a webcam. When I do this though, the video doesn't work. My laptop will either go to a blank screen when windows loads or the graphics will freeze during boot (at the Windows logo). Is there something that I can do to get this to work? I don't really want to reinstall Windows unless absolutely necessary.

Answer:T400 Windows 7 - move hard drive to new laptop

You _might_ be able to make some progress by going to BIOS and disabling switchable graphics and selecting integrated graphics.That might let you get into Windows at least. Perhaps then you can install the appropriate graphics driver - but I don't know whether it will install w/switchable disabled.Just a WAG,Z.

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My old pavilion laptop died back in July, so a friend moved the hard drive from that computer to this slightly newer one.  The version of Windows 10 I was running was the free upgrade, but unfortunately they stopped offering it for free back in August, right? So finally getting this laptop back, I was stuck with windows 10 on a laptop that previously had windows 7, but I don't know what the product key for it is, or was. And because the hard drive move left everything looking stretched out, I downloaded windows 10 again, but still can't activate it.So am I out of luck and have to buy windows 10 now, or can I somehow go back to Windows 7 and do another proper install of Windows 10? Is there a way to find out what the product key for this comp was before the hard drive move. I don't think my friend knows what it is either.

Answer:Issue With Windows 10 Activation After Hard Drive Move

Hi, HDD on your machine with Windows 10 (free upgrade or pre-installed) 10 failed, you can change HDD, re-install Windows 10 on new HDD and Windows 10 on THIS machine will be activated (actually already activated). In your case, you moved the HDD with Windows 10 to another machine, this is not going to work. You can install same version of Windows 10 on your OLD laptop with SAME hardware and Microsoft will activate for you. Note: I did change my HDD (to SSD) on one of my machines yesterday using Windows 10 Pro 1607, no need to activate. Regards.  

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I have an old Compaq Presario SR1603WM, yes, quite a dinosaur. Its 7 years old, and the hard drive isn't doing so well. What I want to do, is I managed to get a hold of a newer hard drive, with more RPMs and stuff. I wanna move to the new hard drive. My computer didn't come with a windows installation disc, but it has that hidden partition and I can make a set of recovery discs. I don't really care about the stuff that's on the hard drive right now, and honestly I'd rather do a clean install of Windows XP on the new hard drive, rather than clone this hard drive with all the junk that's on it. Is there a way to do this?

I have a broken external, USB hard drive case that I can put the new hard drive into and connect to the computer.
 

Answer:Move Windows XP from computer's old hard drive to newer one?

Just in case you want or need a recovery disk kit for that Compaq Presario SR1603WM desktop.

http://www.computersurgeons.com/SearchProducts.aspx?sbt=SR1603WM&bkm=Results#Results

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more

Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

Please help, thank you.

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I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?

Answer:optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash

  
Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan


I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?


I'm not positive, but I'd guess a $14.99 price for Win 8 would be a download, unless Samsung is offering some special promotional price for a disc.

I've seen a price of $69.99 for Windows 8 Professional, which I think is for a disc.

I'd find out what that $14.99 price is good for. It may be for an ISO download, in which case you could burn the ISO to a disc.

I'd keep the Windows 7 disc regardless. If you are like most people, you probably will find 7 preferable to 8.

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Hi Sevenforums,


I've bought an Asus Laptop last year with a genuine copy of windows 7 Home Premium. But, as of today, it has turned 'un-genuine'. Why is it so? What can I do?

Thanks!

Answer:Why has my genuine Windows 7 Home Premium turned 'Un-genuine'?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesL


Hi Sevenforums,


I've bought an Asus Laptop last year with a genuine copy of windows 7 Home Premium. But, as of today, it has turned 'un-genuine'. Why is it so? What can I do?

Thanks!


Check the following link for some useful information;

Genuine Windows: frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows

HTH

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Hi

I have an ASUS notebook (U31F i5 with 4 GB mem) which until recently I used only occasionally. It has Legit Office 2010, but no CD/DVD drive. My desktop hard disk crashed in a big way so I am using the notebook as my main computer.

It has just recently started throwing up messages that my Windows Homw Premium (x64) is not genuine. It is gebuine OEM and activated (back when I got the notebook), and I have not tampered in any way.

I have had a look at some other threads on this forum on this issue, and so have dowloaded and run MGAdiag.exe, but to my inexpert eye, it appears to report everything OK.

I have pasted text in below, and would welcome more expert advice as to whther I have missed something, and if not, what should I do next?

regards

PB

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2QWT6-HCQXJ-9YQTR
Windows Product Key Hash: PVjSC5x6njvqunmbCY3lOD7rYDo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {8C7F9CCD-2889-4409-9146-8AC854B54943}(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: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334
TTS Error:
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Answer:ASUS Notebook - Genuine Windows but getting not genuine messages

Hello PBroad and welcome to the forums

Try changing your product key to the one found on the COA sticker on your computer.

Tom

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There was a 5 page thread on trying to downgrade from Ultimate to Win 7 Pro but I thought I should start a new thread. I have a thead on a different forum but was hoping someone here might know the answer.

Users computer says Windows is not genuine, was 7 pro, in Sept 2013 we upgraded to Ultimate to use Bitlocker. System bought from Dell, used Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate. I spent ages on phone with Microsoft today, they have completely agreed both copies are valid, and the computer is saying they're not, in error, they will not admit that it's a Windows Update that caused it likely.

They took over remotely, and 30 minutes later gave up, none of the methods worked. She then advised me to BUY a copy of 8.1 and do a clean install. I don't want 8.1, if we have to reinstall I'd rather do Win 7 Pro again(same valid code) and then up to Ultimate again(same valid code), or go to Win 10 when it comes out. Of course you can't upgrade a "non genuine" copy of Windows 7 to win 10, even if it is in fact genuine.

We don't want to have to reinstall. MS also told me I need to downgrade to Win 7 Pro, put in the code, then upgrade to Ultimate. To do that they said I have to do a clean install. I've seen all the links to Windows Downgrader but we aren't exactly thrilled to be advised to use a 3rd party app. I have not tried the registry suggestions yet, I'm not particularly comfortable dealing with the registry. Two questions.

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Answer:Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem

Well you should be here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/

Let try this.
Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
If I can't spot your problem I will find a expert for you.
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also post the system specs of the computer with the problem?

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 ...it used to boot windows and i can work comfortably ..now the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not coming..it shows like
Starting......
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
A:\>
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem
 

Answer:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..
 

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Hi,

I have a two-week old, custom built desktop with a genuine OEM version of Windows 7, operating Office 2010. The 'system' sits on an internal SSD and all my documents and files sit on a separate internal disk. One aspect of my backup and recovery strategy is to create a clone of both disks using Norton Ghost 15. These clone disks sit in one drawer each of my PC and can be easily removed and stored for emergency purposes. The idea is that if my PC is ever stolen etc., I have duplicate disks that I can use in a to-be-purchased PC, which will allow me to get back on board quickly. I have been using this strategy for years with my prior computer running XP (only one internal disk) and this all worked beautifully. However, this strategy has appeared not to work with the new computer and has caused a problem as follows.

I first created a clone of the SSD and that completed without any errors. The next day, I tried to repeat this and I received a message 'Can't clone while Windows is running.' I realised from this and a bit of exploration that Windows had booted off the clone, rather than the SSD. In the process, the drive letters were swapped, but as the drives are different sizes, it was clear which was which. The guy who built the PC said that this happened because he had not stipulated a disk booting priority in the bios. Be that as it may, when I now try to start the computer with only the SSD in place, the computer goes through a bit of a process regarding my 'personal ... Read more

Answer:Cloned disk results in msg "This copy of windows is not genuine"

I dont see an obvious problem with the MGADIAG report....was the report generated when you booted from the SSD that displays the non-genuine notification?

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Hi,

I have an old HP Pavillion zx5000, and I lost my restore CD for Windows XP Home Edition. The key is on the bottom of the laptop so I still have that. I still have my Dell Windows XP Home restore disk. I don't believe it has any drivers or anything on it since it also came with a drivers disk. Anyway, can I install the Dell Win XP on the HP Laptop and activate it using the HP Key?

I've researched the net thoroughly and can't find any downloads for Windows XP Home Edition HP OEM. I can find the Pro edition but not Home. I've found many Dell XP iso's but the only HP one I can find is XP Pro.

tl;dr Can I use the HP windows key with the Dell XP installation disk and will it pass activation

don't want to format it without knowing first. (The computer is slower than you can possibly imagine)
Thank you all,
Bushpilot
 

Answer:Use Dell OEM disk with HP OEM License?

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i want to do that.so give me the best way.please

Answer:how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

Hello pvnam95 and welcome to Seven Forums.

The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

But it really depends on what kinds of drives you have (internal, external, spinner, solid state) and the type of data you're trying to move (large movies, small documents, encrypted, the operating system, etc.) Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management? And also fill in your System Specs.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about three days ago an error popped up that said 'Windows has detected a hard disk problem'. The hard drive is a 640 GB Toshiba MK6465GSXN. Anyway, after getting that message I quickly backed up all of my important documents and stuff onto an external HDD. It was also very slow, slower than my computer had ever been. So, I decided to do a clean install since scans with Malwarebytes and AVG detected nothing. And then, once it finished, it popped up the error message again?! I have noticed that the slowness has gone, but I'm not installing any programs in case it does fail. I am wondering that maybe the 'check cable connection' error was telling me something, but I didn't think anything of it. So, does it sound like I need to get a new hard drive?
EDIT: I bought a new hard drive, fixed!

Answer:Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?

In many cases, that is Windows way of saying your hard drive is in imminent danger of failing. Of course there could be other problems, but windows will usually detect it first. A tutorial that may help is simple to use, but may take a while. Disk Check I would also get the Manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic program to check the drive. You were wise to back up all of your personal information.

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Called Microsoft. Sold me an antivirus product. Didn't help at all. Still can't download Windows updates. Still have prompt even though I provided Windows key. What prompted this? I deleted profiles in the registry in safe mode because I could not login to my computer. (categories don't apply to me???)

Answer:I have genuine Windows 7, but get prompt stating not genuine

If your copy of Windows is identified as not genuine look at the link below for some help with that.What AV product did you buy from Microsoft? I am not aware of any they sell. You have not provided enough information either. What version of Windows do you have. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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