cloning a harddrive settings and applications

January 4, 2013 at 09:03:02
Specs: Windows 7 64b, P4- 2.8 ghz 1 gb
I have an HP laptop setup and functioning completely fine.
Has all my apps installed and my outlook email.
My HP laptop is running Windows 7 Ulitmate 64 bit

I recently purchased a Dell laptop on windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I want to transfer all of my apps and data and settings from my HP to my Dell

I have tried Clonezilla a couple of times, but the dell will not boot after I have completed cloning the hard drive.

I wipe the hard drive in the dell and reinstall windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and try again with Clonezilla and change a couple of the settings, to try and get just the apps and data and settings, and leave the Windows install and boot up alone on the Dell hard drive, but I still have no luck.

Is there another software I can use or what can I do besides fully installing all the software on my dell hard drive and reinstalling my mail and redoing all of my settings.

I want to copy all the apps and data and settings from my HP laptop to my Dell laptop.

BTW, both are 500 GB hard drives


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#1
January 4, 2013 at 11:06:56
"the dell will not boot after I have completed cloning the hard drive"

Of course not, the hardware is different.


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#3
January 4, 2013 at 11:21:24
Hey Riider... do you have a solution then?? or just sarcasm???

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#4
January 4, 2013 at 11:36:59
The motherboard is the problem, here is some reading.

How to Transfer your Complete Windows 7 Installation to a New Computer
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
Upgrade Your Motherboard the Easy Way
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2008...
Upgrade Your Motherboard Without Reinstalling your OS ( Has 2 pages of very good comments )
http://scottiestech.info/2010/03/17...
http://scottiestech.info/2010/03/17...


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#5
January 4, 2013 at 12:29:02
Re #1 & #3

This is probably because the hardware and the driver software are mis-matched.

See if it works in Safe Mode. There is just a chance because this loads minimal drivers.
If you get away with it, then go online from "Safe Mode with Networking" and get the drivers (or get the files using another computer and see if it lets you install them using a flash drive or CD while in Safe Mode).

You could also get the driver files across using a Live Linux CD.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 4, 2013 at 13:04:44
"I want to transfer all of my apps and data and settings from my HP to my Dell"

This can not be done. You have to reinstall the applications and then xfer the data.

"I wipe the hard drive in the dell and reinstall windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and try again with Clonezilla"

Cloning overwrites any format/partitioning you do so this was not a correct procedure either.

Did you make a image of the dell drive before you did all this? Might be best to do a factory restore if the dell has the option so you get back to a pristine install.

You could try a repair install of the cloned drive with a Dell os installation cd but most likely this would result in corrupted registry entries since the hp drivers/registry entries would not be removed from the registry. This would bite you in the butt long term.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
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#7
January 4, 2013 at 16:36:01
andhe01... riider provided a solution the hardware is different, no sarcasm there!

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#8
January 4, 2013 at 21:13:48
What you are trying to do will either never work at all, or give you major problems now and down the road.
Bite the bullet and start from scratch, either from your Dell recovery disk set (purchased form Dell) or your retail W7 install disk and install all of your programs and settings and begin with a NEW computer. Even if the cloning had worked, you are taking along all of your old problems as well as making new ones so you would not be very happy with your new computer.
All of this is said above in various ways. No one was being sarcastic, they are trying to help you avoid a migraine (not just a head ache) of what you are trying to do. I am sure you do not want to hear this, but it is the best advice you can get on the subject.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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