What is the best way to Ghost image from old system to new system?
I apologize if this has been discussed previously.
Old - Dell 690 Precision workstation, image running Windows 7 pro 64 bit
New - HP Z820 workstation running RAID 5
Goal is to move the image from the old Dell 690 to the new Z820 RAID
My initial thought is that I should be able to put the old HD in the new system and ghost the image from the old SATA II HD to the new RAID 5.
I put the old HD into the new system and attempted to boot directly from the HD to see if Windows 7 had all the drivers I needed and of course it didn't(I had t enable legacy support and change the SATA mode to IDE in order to get it to boot).
The helpful HP rep told me that I needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Tech driver. I did so and it continued to boot correctly until I attempted to change the SATA mode to AHCI + RAID, now it pasts POST and I get a BSOD with a x7 error code (storage related).
We have tried to manipulate the registry to get it to let go of the old storage drivers and boot using the new ones but can't get it to work.
What is the best way for me to move that old image to the new one and get the new hardware drivers to work?
Thanks for any help!