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Attempting migration of Windows 7 32-bit installation from one PC to another - target will not boot Windows

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Hi Experts,

I am attempting to migrate my Windows 7 32 bit OS and installed applications from a HP MICROSERVER AMD-N36L to a new Intel NUC DN2820FYKH.
I have used Acronis to image the HP MICROSERVER C: drive on to a USB Hard Drive.
I am now attempting to get the USB Hard Drive to boot on the Intel NUC PC.

I have used Paragon's P2P (Physical-to-Physical) Adjust OS Wizard
The wizard ran without any error messages.

But now when I attempt to boot Windows 7 from the USB Hard Drive connected to the Intel NUC PC, Start Up Repair reports these details:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200439
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

The Windows boot does not respond to F8, so I am unable to use Safe Mode.

I'm happy to consider suggestions for any other methods of migrating the OS.

Regards,
Leigh
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nobus earned 200 total points
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did you connect the usb drive to a sata cable - windows 7 will not work from usb

also - it mentions Bad driver -  probably a disk controller driver missing
can you set the bios to IDE or compatible - or turn off ahci ?
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Differences between AMD and Intel CPUs makes this a tough problem. Acronis makes some small adjustments on restore, but often doesn't do enough to make the resulting system bootable.

I haven't used Paragon P2P, but it's advertised capabilities lead one to think it should work.

Expert Noxcho here on Experts Exchange has provided an article on this subject that may be helpful.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Backup_Restore/A_2569-Migration-to-dissimilar-hardware-How-to-migrate-to-new-hardware-without-OS-reinstallation.html
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As nobus already mentioned, you can't boot Windows 7 from a USB disk. You will have to restore from the USB to an internal disk of your NUC, provided your NUC provides with an internal SATA controller If there is no such controller and you can't add an internal disk, it can't be done.
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i have used paragon a lot -but never from AMD to intel cpu
i'm interested if it works
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by:John Hurst
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Also if the first computer has an OEM version of Windows (likely), you cannot port it to another different computer. Microsoft policy.
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>> i'm interested if it works

I did a (Retail) W7 from an Athlon64 3800,  to a Core2Duo E8400, about a year and a half ago. No problems to speak of.
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tx coral !
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by:LeighWardle
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I decided to give up on trying to boot the OS from the external drive.

I used PartedMagic / Partition Editor to copy the C: partition to the internal SSD.
The internal drive booted my OS without a problem.
So I assume the original problem was something to do with connecting via the USB drive.

By the way, Windows 7 can boot from a USB drive.  I cloned my laptop SSD on to a USB 3.0 / SSD and it boots without any adjustments.

On another project I tried using WinToUSB
 - software that allows you to install and run Windows operating system on a USB hard drive or flash drive,  using an ISO image or CD/DVD drive as the source.  You can also clone current Windows OS (Windows 7 or later) to a USB drive.
I tried cloning a working Windows 7 OS to a USB drive, but the "clone" would not boot.

I will award points tomorrow...
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Thanks to all Experts who contributed.  Regards, Leigh
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