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  • I cloned the hard drive on Dell 15z windows 7 (professional upgraded to ultimate) to a Samsung 830 SSD using Norton Ghost as directed by Samsung. 

    this error message appeared after logging in "windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine fix"

    Please advise as the original professional and upgrade to ultimate are from Dell and are believed to be genuine

    Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:07 AM

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  • Generally you cannot simply clone from a HDD to an SSD.  The two have very different drive geometries (SSD drives do not use clylinders, tracks, and sectors, for example.)  In order for the SSD drive controller to map the drive correctly (write the SSD's partition tables) you may need to install Windows, not just copy it over.  Some advanced drive copy programs can handle the needed partition tables changes during the transfer and should work OK but most of the free cloning programs just do sector to sector copying, which does not take the drive geometry differences into account.  The software that comes from the drive manufacturers is pretty basic and oriented to HDDs.  Most of the commercial programs, like Acronis, are sophisticated enough to actually prep the new drive during the transfer using the new drive's controller.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:50 PM
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  • "MAW123" wrote in message news:f49f8f9e-9d8b-4604-9e85-587449f6a0da...

    I cloned the hard drive on Dell 15z windows 7 (professional upgraded to ultimate) to a Samsung 830 SSD using Norton Ghost as directed by Samsung. 

    this error message appeared after logging in "windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine fix"

    Please advise as the original professional and upgrade to ultimate are from Dell and are believed to be genuine

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Generally you cannot simply clone from a HDD to an SSD.  The two have very different drive geometries (SSD drives do not use clylinders, tracks, and sectors, for example.)  In order for the SSD drive controller to map the drive correctly (write the SSD's partition tables) you may need to install Windows, not just copy it over.  Some advanced drive copy programs can handle the needed partition tables changes during the transfer and should work OK but most of the free cloning programs just do sector to sector copying, which does not take the drive geometry differences into account.  The software that comes from the drive manufacturers is pretty basic and oriented to HDDs.  Most of the commercial programs, like Acronis, are sophisticated enough to actually prep the new drive during the transfer using the new drive's controller.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:50 PM
    Answerer