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Title: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: anunitu on November 08, 2017, 12:53:14 AM
checking on this,hoping to perehaps tranfser my win 7 to tr new box.
Anyone done this?
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: hutch-- on November 08, 2017, 01:51:40 AM
Have you got an installation disk for Win7 ? If not you could try making a boot disk image and install it on the new machine but it may not work due to hardware differences.
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: anunitu on November 08, 2017, 02:17:12 AM
Thanks for the input Hutch. might go with Linux
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: Vortex on November 08, 2017, 04:06:26 AM
Hi anunitu,

You can move your Windows 7 installation to another computer.  You need to inject the correct mass storage driver depending on the target hardware.
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: anunitu on November 08, 2017, 05:39:25 AM
almost the same hp 64bit system,with a 1 TB drive
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: aw27 on November 09, 2017, 04:05:43 AM
almost the same hp 64bit system,with a 1 TB drive
I would do a full image backup, install it on the new computer then upgrade it to Windows 10 using the tool provided by Microsoft. This is the only way to guarantee that everything is preserved.
Some backup software can work through hardware differences (in most cases). I use Acronis True Image and know it does, but is not free.
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: anunitu on November 09, 2017, 04:34:56 AM
THE NEW BOX HAS WIN10 ON IT. i HAD LOOKED FOR  WIN 7 INSTALL.BUT THEY ARE VERY HARD TO fIND
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: Vortex on November 09, 2017, 04:37:36 AM
Hi anunitu,

You can check this link :

https://heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: hutch-- on November 09, 2017, 11:21:08 AM
I downloaded Erol's link but as usual Microsoft do not make it easy to find. It ended up on my Win10 buried up a very long directory tree based off my user name so after the download finished I copied the ISO to a directory where I could find it. I then use ImgBurn to write the ISO to a DVD and checked the DVD which looks OK.

To install it you will need to find the original installation key from your existing version so that you have the key when you are doing the installation.
Title: Re: transfer win7 to new win 10 system.
Post by: Yuri on November 10, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
The installation key can be extracted from the Registry with the ProduKey (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html) utility.