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Windows not genuine on new disk

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I am running W7 and just bought a SSD. I used Ghost to copy my old disk over to the SSD.
When I boot off the SSD it says "Building new Desktop" for a couple minutes; then the whole screen goes blue except for a little "Windows not Genuine" in the lower left corner.

When I boot off the old disk, all is well.
How do I get this to run. Oddly, it is not covered in the ghost instructions.
Got it, the Ghost instructions were inadequate; I gave the new drive a letter like they said to, and that is wrong, and I didn't disconnect the old drive when I first booted the new drive because they don't say anything about it.

Edited by Tollerowner, 03 December 2011 - 11:04 PM.

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Hi Tollerowner,

Thank you for letting us know that your have solved your problem and have included how to fix it. I'm quite sure this will help many others that come across this same issue.

Have a nice day!

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