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    How to move LMS to a new machine?

    Time has come for me to update from Win 7 x86 to Win 10 x64. Going from x86 to x64 I can't do an "upgrade" so it will be a clean install. I plan to image my existing Win 7 system onto a larger SSD leaving a second partition for Win 10 to be set up in dual-boot.

    As for LMS, I plan to:
    1. Install LMS 8.3 under Win 10
    2. Stop all LMS processes
    3. Copy from Win 7 partition:
    - The entire contents of my C:\PROGRAM FILES\SQUEEZEBOX folder
    - Any %appdata% folders having to do with LMS or its plugins; currently none
    - Any %programdata% folders having to with LMS or its plugins; currently INGUZEQ and SQUEEZEBOX
    4. Reboot and perform a "clear and rebuild library" rescan.

    Have I missed anything necessary to have my new installation of LMS behave exactly like my old one? Thanks.

    #2
    That will cover the main stuff. Just to complete the list

    You have your music folders to remap.
    You may have firewall settings that popup
    if you are running any clients on the LMS server then they will probably get a new Id and this will affect any settings you have saved against them
    Also any control apps and clients will need to be pointed at the new server.
    I have LMS running as a service on Windows 10, I don't know if you are doing that on Win 7 - but it means that it starts when the machine starts

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      #3
      I thought there was something in server.prefs that you also had to remove before starting up the new server?
      I think it was that each server has a unique server ID and using the existing one was prone to issues.
      Search here - I am sure it has come up many times before.
      Jim
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        #4
        This would be me:

        Take a screen shot of all Favourites, My Apps and any Podcast urls that are installed on the Win 7 Partition.

        Take a screenshot of all Plugins and any Additional Repositories installed on the Win 7 Partition.

        E-mail the screenshots to myself

        On the new Windows 10 Partition Install the required version of LMS (right click and run as Admin).

        Go to the e-mails and copy the required info a step at a time onto the new LMS with a few restarts in between processes.

        Once finished prevent the LMS on the Win 7 partition from starting at boot.

        But that's just me

        Can one have a Windows 32 bit partition and a Windows 64 bit partition on the same Hard Disk ?

        Just askin'

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          #5
          Originally posted by d6jg View Post
          I thought there was something in server.prefs that you also had to remove before starting up the new server?
          I think it was that each server has a unique server ID and using the existing one was prone to issues.
          Search here - I am sure it has come up many times before.



          ronnie

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            #6
            Originally posted by d6jg View Post
            I thought there was something in server.prefs that you also had to remove before starting up the new server?
            I think it was that each server has a unique server ID and using the existing one was prone to issues.
            Search here - I am sure it has come up many times before.
            "2. Once saved on the PC, in the "prefs" folder, I locate the file, "server.prefs" and open it with windows "notepad". Once open I search for "uuid" without the quotes. It should show up in two lines. I delete BOTH those lines. This info is specifically related to your old setup and will be replaced automatically in your new LMS setup."

            Thanks, @garym

            EDIT: Thanks, everyone, for the help. As is always the case with something like this, I've hit my first unexpected snag. My favorite free disk management software won't clone a "system" disk without a paid license. Guess I'll refresh my cup of coffee and think about it a bit.
            Last edited by Apesbrain; 2022-11-11, 15:49.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Apesbrain View Post
              "2. Once saved on the PC, in the "prefs" folder, I locate the file, "server.prefs" and open it with windows "notepad". Once open I search for "uuid" without the quotes. It should show up in two lines. I delete BOTH those lines. This info is specifically related to your old setup and will be replaced automatically in your new LMS setup."

              Thanks, @garym

              EDIT: Thanks, everyone, for the help. As is always the case with something like this, I've hit my first unexpected snag. My favorite free disk management software won't clone a "system" disk without a paid license. Guess I'll refresh my cup of coffee and think about it a bit.
              You didn't mention disk cloning. Why do you need to do this?

              EDIT. I can see reason why now. Larger disk.
              Last edited by d6jg; 2022-11-11, 17:12.
              Jim
              https://jukeradio.double6.net


              VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
              Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
              Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
              Dining Room SB Radio
              Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
              Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
              Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                #8
                What I would do.

                Remove W7 disk from machine and put safely to one side.
                Insert new SSD go to BIOS and make it the bootable disk.
                Install W10 on it and install LMS but not configure.
                Shut down PC
                Add old W7 disk as second non bootable drive.
                You won't be able to do dual boot but you will have access to all your W7 files.

                If you really find that you need to boot into W7 for some obscure reason then disconnect W10 drive and set BIOS accordingly.
                Jim
                https://jukeradio.double6.net


                VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                Dining Room SB Radio
                Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Man in a van View Post

                  Can one have a Windows 32 bit partition and a Windows 64 bit partition on the same Hard Disk ?

                  Just askin'
                  Apparently yes

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                    As long as the machine itself is 64bit.
                    Jim
                    https://jukeradio.double6.net


                    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                    Dining Room SB Radio
                    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by foxesden View Post
                      I have LMS running as a service on Windows 10, I don't know if you are doing that on Win 7 - but it means that it starts when the machine starts
                      Although LMS started as a service on Win 7, I can't get it to do so on Win 10. How did you do it?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Apesbrain View Post
                        Although LMS started as a service on Win 7, I can't get it to do so on Win 10. How did you do it?
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                        last command in the drop down

                        ronnie

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                          last command in the drop down

                          ronnie
                          Thanks, but this is my situation:



                          I am an Administrator and I installed LMS as Administrator. Any idea on how I solve this?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Apesbrain View Post
                            Thanks, but this is my situation:



                            I am an Administrator and I installed LMS as Administrator. Any idea on how I solve this?
                            Did you run control panel as administrator?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Apesbrain View Post
                              Thanks, but this is my situation:



                              I am an Administrator and I installed LMS as Administrator. Any idea on how I solve this?
                              Was that a right click on the .exe and "run as admin"install?

                              I don't run LMS to start until I want to use it (I run a raspberry pi for my LMS)

                              When I do want to run it, I start from the system tray, have you tried that ?

                              There is an option to run the Control Panel as Admin

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