Transferring Win 8 System Drive From Laptop To Desktop
Mar 24, 2013
I'm planning on moving an SSD system drive from a laptop that is starting to experience difficulties to a desktop PC.
I'm retired now and my laptop never moves off my desk, so this has offered an opportunity to upgrade at little expense. My laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61, dual core Pentium 4 T4300 2.1GHz with 2 x 120GB SSD drives installed.
The desktop I want to upgrade with the SSD drives is an HP DX6120 Pentium 4 HTT 3.2GHz unit that I've picked up very cheap.
I know a clean install of either Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be best practice, but is there a way I could just transfer the disk to the PC ?
As the title states, I'm switching back from Mac to PC. I have all of my precious photos (I love photography in particular) and music stored on an external hard drive (iomega), but it's been formatted for Mac OS. I read that you can't transfer from a Mac OS formatted drive to a PC.
Telling me to reformat the ext. hdd to fat32 isn't going to work, because first of all, that would delete the valuable data, and fat32 only allows the transfer of files less than 4GB.
How I can transfer all of my data on my Mac OS X-formatted external drive to my new Windows PC. It is absolutely essential.
Whenever I start moving files between partitions on my laptop (Asus K61-IC) it will start moving the file but after it has transferred part of the file the whole computer will freeze and the only thing I can do, is force a hard reset by holding down the power button.
I have tried doing an upgrade of the OS thinking it was a problem with Windows 7 but it is doing it with 8.1 also. I am about to see if it does it when transferring files to my external hard drive and if it doesn't I'm going to back everything and if anything, format the whole hard drive to one partition and then maybe it won't do it anymore.
I had a windows 7 laptop which finally died but before it did a made a system image backup to my external hard drive so I have all the files. How do I load that onto my new windows 8.1 laptop so I have all my files there?
I have a windows 8 laptop that won't boot from either the Hard Drive or Optical Drive. I have taken the Hard drive out and connected it to my desktop that runs Windows 7. I have tried with an USB external adapter and connected directly to the motherboard with SATA and power cables. Neither way has produced a readable drive that I can see any files on.
I need to know if there is an issue with reading Windows 8 formated hard drives in a windows 7 environment or is there something wrong with this hard drive?
I'm a Windows 8. I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network
As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...
- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.
- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.
- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.
Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.
I purchased that HP came with windows 8 installed with a product key. I recently purchased a samsung 120GB SSD and wish to install my windows 8 onto the SSD and leave the HD as just a storage drive. When I purchased the computer it came with windows 8 installed and no installation CD. How do I go about obtaining an installation CD, or do I even need one to install it onto my new SSD.
There is a game my daughter loves to play and its no longer offered in the windows 8 store, why they took it down. I sold my last tablet to a friend, the game is still installed and still works fine on that particular tablet. I granted myself ownership of the winapps folder and copied the game from the old tablet to the new tablet, I also copied all the game data from the local user account. When I try to run it it says "This application can only run in the context of an AppContainer."
How can I make this work? As a computer tech I would also like to know how to do this in case a weird similar situation comes up for a client as I always get these odd ball requests from my clients.
I bought an Asus g75vw with a preinstalled Win 8 because it was cheap, and afterinstalled an SSD to get some more OOMPH. But after a long time and lots of grief in trying to get the OS transferred to the SSD I managed to do so today due to theog and Paragon 12's clone-tools So I was happy as a clam up until a few mins ago when I discovered that the old 500 gb HDD was gone missing.
I just bought a new computer. Dell Inspiron 3847 and would like to transfer files from old computer. Not familiar with any of this how would I do this, if the old mother board may be shot? The power still comes on so its not completely dead.
Set someone up with new Windows 8 PC. Everything has gone fine but when he plugged in his digital camera via USB and turnited it on(Canon Asomething or other) Windows makes a single tone and does nothing. Removing the cable also gives out a single tone.
I just bought an HP Envy All in 1 w Windows 8. I want to put my music from Zune player onto the computer. I downloaded Zune software, but I cant get music from Zune player to PC. I don't want to use Xbox music if possible. How I can continue using Zune on PC and more importantly put my music on PC in Zune file?
I have the disks for a number of programs I have used in the past on my computers (Windows 95 - Windows 7) I shall try to download some of these to a new HP laptop using Windows 8. What success have other users of this forum had in using old programs? Which programs were successful and which died?
I have a Acer Aspire 7250-3821 laptop windows 8 when I turn on my laptop I go through 4-steps to get to my desktop. I would love to raise the top on my laptop and go straight to my desktop I have tried to reset what my laptop does but nothing I do gives me the start up I would like to have. how to accomplish the startup I need when raising the top of my Acer Aspire laptop.
Prior to this issue I had not installed anything all week nor made any updates, etc. I boot up windows as always and noticed that upon logging in, my lock screen took a while longer to bring me to my desktop. Now my desktop is completely black and my taskbar icons are gone. Opening firefox or any other program through the start menu does NOT make them show up on the taskbar as they always would. My desktop's pretty much disabled. Here's a screenshot.
I would be fine resetting to factory settings, however when it says my computer must restart to enter recovery mode, my computer in the middle of the restart gives me a light blue screen that says Windows encountered a problem and my system must restart. That is cancelling my recovery mode boot and sending me back to my black desktop.
I sent my computer to the repair shop and they apparently reinstalled everything. For some reason they put the "Homegroup" system icon on my desktop and I don't want it there, I don't even use that. When I right click it, there is no delete option at all. How to delete this? Its annoying. I really get tired of Windows 8 trying to force me to use things that I don't wish to use.
I noticed when I click on the icon it has the option of "Leave the homegroup". I don't know if that would get rid of the icon or not but I am afraid to click leave the homegroup because they said my windows was corrupted and they fixed it. I am afraid to do anything drastic on my computer for fear it might corrupt it again. It seems like any little thing you do messes up this Windows 8.
I've just reinstalled my Windows 8 operating system onto a new 1tb drive and after it installed my old desktop pic was on the new reinstalled drive. How is this possible unless my del laptop has somehow retained my old image? My other thought was that after reinstallation I signed back into my Microsoft account and this has somehow recognised my old desktop? If the latter is so then why retain just the desktop image and no other images?
I am getting a rather annoying crash occurring in Windows 8 Pro X64.
I have a new PC build and I have changed Motherboard, processor and RAM to AMD Asus Sabertooth Motherboard with 6 core AMD processor and 16 Gig of RAM. It came as a bundle from Overclockers.co.uk so all good there.
Now I disconnected my 3 drive RAID by mistake on the PC before I changed it to Windows 8 from Windows 7 and so rebuilt to new spec and rebuilt the RAID and got the data back onto my Media PC downstairs running Windows 7 Ultimate. Both computers have RAID of nearly 6 TB's. When I copied from my main PC down to the media PC both running Windows 7 I managed to copy across all data with no crashes. I just had to adjust the network so it copied faster at the giga settings and all was fine copying at just over 100 MB/S.
I have shared all folders on both networks as a Homegroup and for everyone to read & write data. Now that I am backing up from the Media PC back to the main one which now has Windows 8 Pro X64 it starts to copy folders and then will crash and reboot. It just comes up with the error windows has run into problems and collects info and reboots. I have attached the mini dump file which seems to relay that the router is the problem but I don't believe that because it does not give problems in any other way.
Do you think that it could be that the network drops out and if so what causes it?
I've got this problem with my new laptop, where if I do something with the touchpad (I'm not sure what the exact movement is, but it keeps happening when I'm trying to select things), Windows 8 will jump into the new interface screen.
Is there any way to turn this function off? I've got a button on the keyboard to switch to the interface, so I don't need this particular touchpad function, and it's more of a hindrance than a support.
I have a new Dell laptop w/Windows 8 - 64 bit system. I installed my old printer (Dellv313w Inkjet) with updated drivers last week. It worked fine for a couple of days. Now I'm getting the message "nothing can be sent from the desktop" in devices. I cannot grasp the jargon of computers.
I have a brand new laptop with Windows 8. On it, whenever I transfer some files over wireless on my home network, my internet connection becomes next to unresponsive (websites don't load or take forever to load, Skype chat window freezes during my typing and resumes after 10 seconds) until I kill the network transfer. Why is this happening?
It's like the network can only handle one thing at a time, which is strange because none of my other laptops have this problem. With other laptops (that have Windows 7) I could easily transfer files over wifi at full network cap, while listening to music over the network and browsing the internet with ease, watching Youtube in HD.
Now with this Windows 8 machine I don't have that freedom. Is this a Windows 8 issue? Perhaps I should get Windows 8.1.. The problem occurs on transfers between my Windows 8 laptop and my Windows 7 laptop.
So just few days ago i was playing with my laptop and it got really slow, I though it might be programs I've had opened or something but I just noticed something
My fan doesn't seem to work when my CPU needs it, i used core-temp and the temperatures are at something like 80C and it feels much hotter than usual, however when i use the battery management to clear out the dust, the fan seems to work
I tried to install tpfancontrol but it gave me a winio.sys error, after some googling, it seems this is the program that allows communication between the hardware and the system.
Im running on windows 8 on a lenovo laptop g500, and it seems my fan works, but can't communicate with my system when it needs it?
I cannot get my 8.1 PRO system to establish a Remote Desktop connection on either the Internet or my home LAN. Router has port 3389 set for port forwarding, aVast Firewall allows port 3389 in and out. Have even tried with aVast turned off but can't get it to work. Have run a number of Port Checkers and all show 3389 as locked or unavailable, but unfortunately do not detect whether it is an issue with the router firewall or aVast firewall. However, all is not lost; have discovered a free application named Team Viewer which does the job very nicely and is a lot easier to set up.
after doing a clean install of Windows 8 pro 64bit and installed windows updates.After the first restart "My computer" desktop icon shown up as "My Computer 32 bit" .I had some customized context menu on right click and that dissapeared too,the context menu customization still exists on registry at the computer clsid but no luck with the "My computer 32 bit" desktop icon that Im having now.....
I have a strange problem: connecting a Canon Powershot G10 digital camera via USB 2.0 to my Win 8.1 laptop presents no problem (info pops up).
But: Using the same cable connected to my desktop PC, there is no reaction whatsoever. No device manager listing, no error message. The USB ports are all working perfectly with other devices (sticks, external hard drive, wireless mouse & keyboard). Moreover, until some weeks ago, the Canon camera was recognized normally.
I have a Windows 8 HP laptop and the screen is just flashing. I have looked through other users posts and tried a few things but nothing is fixing the issue. I can't get past the flashing screen to enter Control panel, Safe boot or anything as the flashing is preventing me getting anywhere!! Lots of photos not backed up so don't want to lose them!