Windows 7 Trouble with hard drives and windows 7

ramsdelr

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Jun 5, 2013
Hello,
So this is a bit of an interesting situation that is a tad long and I think it is best to start from the beginning. It started when I received this error when running with my Seagate HDD:
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I got a new 1TB WD Black and used Acronis True Image to clone my Seagate on to my new drive. I followed instructions to make sure the new HDD was properly formatted before doing so and named it (X: ). After cloning was finally completed, I attempted to boot from the WD HDD and was greeted with this:
bluescreen.jpgThis is not my computer, just a picture of the error I was receiving.
The error claims my copy of windows is not genuine. I tried multiple solutions to this error but got nowhere. In the end I used the school provided version of windows 7 64 bit and installed that onto the new hard drive with all the data still on it, as I thought it would just take away the not genuine screen and I would be back in business, well, I was wrong. Windows instead made a partition called System Reserved (E: ) and renamed the former (X: ) to (F: ).
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As you can see I am booted off my old hard drive so that I don't have to go through the hassle of dealing with the new drive as I don't want to mess it up more.
So ideally, I would like to have the WD become my local disk with all the data from my previous hard drive on it and have the System Reserved gone. I have some idea of what im doing, but not a lot. So if anyone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it!
-Rob
 

Saltgrass

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Microsoft Community Contributor
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Oct 16, 2009
Acronis will make an image of your old drive which you can restore to the new drive. You have to make sure and image it in such a way the essential partitions are included.

If you actually cloned the drive, that is a little different process and can end up with drive letter problems. Perhaps you could explain what process you used and someone that uses Acronis might see where you had problems.

I normally just use the Windows Backup and Restore and create an image with it.
 
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