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Windows 7 Data Transfer

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December 13, 2012 11:24:24 PM

My Windows 7 system won't boot up and I gave up trying to fix it. I bought a new PC and want to preserve my settings, programs, etc. All of the transfer solutions that I've read require the old hard drive to be bootable. Is there a way to transfer everything over to the new PC from just the hard drive?

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a b $ Windows 7
December 13, 2012 11:34:08 PM

Hi :) 

Only if you CLONE the whole disc...

All the best Brett :) 
a b $ Windows 7
December 13, 2012 11:35:17 PM

Hi :) 

Oops forgot to add... it may well NOT boot in new pc as different hardware...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 13, 2012 11:37:30 PM

If it won't boot then there is no point cloning the entire drive, it's too late for that now.

Copy what you need to an external USB HDD using a Linux boot disc, then port it over to your new PC.

Clones won't restore to different motherboards anyway...
December 13, 2012 11:48:29 PM

What I'm really trying to preserve is my email, iTunes info, game progress, etc. Just copying the files won't get me there.