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Migration from broken Computer


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#1 FraidyMan

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

I have the hard drive from a Vista 32bit laptop whose motherboard died from a coffee overdose. The drive is fine. How do I migrate the programs and data (but not the OS) to a new computer that has 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium installed? I have tried Laplink PC mover, but it won't deal with the drive out of the dead machine. Any help will probably save me days and hair I can ill afford. Thanks

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

You can slave the drive to the other computer and copy the data, but the programs will need to be reinstalled from scratch.
http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/04/23/how-to-slave-hard-drive/

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

I had thought of just copying the data, but the program listing is extensive. I was wondering if there is a way to do a repair install of windows7 on the vista drive. The catch is, its a new computer, and the hardware is very different. The strategy used to work if you were moving a boot drive from 1 XP machine to another, but I've not heard of it working with 7. Any thoughts?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

the programs will need to be reinstalled from scratch.



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

I found a program that looks promising - Laplink Image Assistant. Its running now, and I'll post my results.
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