04-21-2012 01:17 PM - edited 04-21-2012 01:19 PM
At the first attempt,i followed your suggestion and restored into unallocated space.And when it finished the restore and rebooted it stopped after the bios screen,at a blinking cursor.Possibly because i hadn't checked the "restore MBR" option,because i assumed that since the target computer had only windows and not linux,then there wouldn't be any need to rewrite the MBR as you had suggested.So,i did follow your suggestion.And it didn't work,it got me to the blinking cursor,a message that the restore went ok,but the MBR was either missing or damaged.And at the second attempt,the next day,i formatted the unallocated space to NTFS and checked the partition for errors many times,with gparted before putting the ghost cd in the drive and try again the second restore attempt -that finally worked.Now,how come and the MBR at the target system could be missing,since there were only windows 7 there,that's something i don't have a clue.And the second restore worked,even with the ntfs formatted partition.I was expecting that Ghost would change the partition letter into another letter than C: and therefore that it would get me again to the "windows not genuine" black blank screen.
I was prepared for this and had printed the article from the seven forums,here: http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activat
04-21-2012 02:27 PM
OK. I was confused because in Message # 17 you said...
"So,tommorow i will try something else,i will remove the two 1TB hard disks that i have at the target computer,install them normally at the source computer and try copying the C: drive in the main system to the two disks that i will remove from the second system."
I gather you didn't do that. You restored an image to a partition on the HD while it was still in the target computer. Did you choose Copy MBR on this occasion?
04-22-2012 05:08 AM
No,i didn't choose to restore MBR at the first attempt,because i thought that,since the target system had already only windows 7 installed,the windows MBR was there already,so why overwrite it? And it proved that i should have chosen the option to restore the MBR as well.
Which i did,at the second attempt.And it worked.