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Laplink Pcmover: without booting into the old computer [help me!!]

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by TiberLifeGenius, Feb 22, 2015.

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  1. TiberLifeGenius

    TiberLifeGenius Thread Starter

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    So I have Laplink PCmover, and I am trying to transfer my old computer and hard drive to my new OS on the same computer. The old operating system is accessible on disk and file system, but can't boot. The apps must transfer, registry entries, data in folders on desktop and user folders, and Steam applications. The same thing that PCMover does -- but I can do it with another program, if necessary. I couldn't post on Laplink forums for s.r.
    I'm using Windows 7 x64 on a laptop.

    Pcmover wants me to boot the drive up and transfer it with files or cables, but that can't work. It won't boot, but I can see the filesystem on my new OS, and the old hard disk is connected to my computer [a laptop].
    Once this problem is over, I can finally move on:

    Picture here:
    C:/ drive [Current OS-working]
    M:/ drive [Old OS: FS working, but not booting]

    Software: PcMover, also some alternative software including VMware and a Windows 8 PE [Gandalf's version]. Can also download new software that's christ.

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    So the idea is that PCMover transfers all your data, and your registry entries, and makes it work right. Maybe there's a console command to do so, in Windows 7? Maybe there's other programs that do the same things?

    FYI: I've also tried to make a virtual machine out of this disk, and it ALSO WON'T BOOT. I've done so many things to try to help.
    IF you can solve the boot problem of my M:/ drive, I will just continue with PCMover.
     
  2. mpeet611

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    Did you try having pcmover backup to an external hard drive or cd & in the new os have pcmover transfer from that external media to the hard drive.
     
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