Restoring Windows 7 onto new computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Musick Man, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Musick Man

    Musick Man New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am not new to Windows 7 at all, and I know quite a bit but I have never came across the problem that I am faced with.

    My old computers motherboard failed and quit on me, causing the computer not to boot or even turn on. So I got a new one.

    My question: What and how is the easiest way for me to restore my Windows 7 onto my new computer (all new hardware), without loosing any system settings, programs, files ect. I dont have a backup point of the old Windows 7. All I have is the HD with Windows 7 on it. (However I have a backup of all of the important files.)

    Searching around a little on my own I could not find anything on how to restore Windows 7 without making a restore point in the past.

    Thank you,
    Musick Man

    (Windows 7 Ultimate)
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Do you still have the old computer? You might be able to remove the drive connect it to another system and create an image. You might run into a problem with activation unless you had a full retail version. OEM versions are not transferable.
    Joe
     
  3. Musick Man

    Musick Man New Member

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    I have the old system and the drive out of the system. Are you saying connect it to a different working computer, create a image and then try to transfer?
     
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