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b-man

windows 7 backup. restore to different pc

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i currently have my pc here and am planning to upgrade just about everything on it even converting my current hdd to an ssd

can i use windows backup feature to back up the OS and then recover it to the ssd and it work on the PC after the upgrade?

i know i should do a complete reformat but i really need to keep it going as is for now until i get the time to do a reformat.

i have way too many settings, symlinks and programs that id need to change to get it back to how it is.

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Care to read this? (re: Activation)

Same concept, different methodology.

If Drivers aren't present (if new MotherBoard) that will tend to complicate matters. Otherwise, you PROBABLY will be OK (but see above) but may need additional Drivers (NOT MotherBoard).

HTH

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I am slightly confused with that,

im not against having to reactivate, i was just wondering if i could do it without BSOD because of different hardware

i will be upgrading motherboard cpu and ram and obviously the ssd

i have read there are ways to do it but thought this community would be able to say the easiest way

i did read windows backup could by installing windows 7 onto the fresh computer then recovering the backup onto that but havent been able to find too much about it

its looking like a reformat, although not the best option for me at this time is still the best option, i may have to hold off on the upgrade for a few months or so until i can get it done properly

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i could do it without BSOD because of different hardware

i will be upgrading motherboard cpu and ram and obviously the ssd

Which old and new hardware do you use?

Most importand are mass storage drivers. Which one do you use currently?

Set services msahci and pciide to start=0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/en-us

There is sysprep too

Sysprep Command-Line Syntax

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