Preparing hard drive(s) to use in another Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by dwit, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA


    In trying to help an aquaintance get a Premiere(from here on referred to as the target) up and running, I offered to use my Premiere and the JMFS program to re-image the possibly corrupted original drive, and also image and expand another 2 TB drive. I do not have access to the target Premiere itself. I have only the hard drives in hand.

    I have run the JMFS program on both drives. For each of these drives, I have done a "Clear and Delete Everything" in my Premiere. Now, each consistently boots to the "Welcome-choose location" screen, in my machine.

    I am concerned as to the best state to leave these newly prepared drives:

    Should I have done the CDE in my unit. Will they boot to that "Welcome-Choose location" screen when installed in the target unit, and be able to proceed with guided set up?

    Or should I have not done the CDE in my unit?

    Or will the target unit be able to run guided set up, but still have to do a CDE to marry the drive to the target(and hence, do set up again)?

    Thanks for any advice, preferably from those with actual experience with this scenario.

    Thanks again.
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    This, I think.

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