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 Post subject: Upgrading to windows 7 and ssd
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:20 pm 
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I would like to upgrade an XP PC to windows 7 and install a new SSD.

Can I simply:

1. Image the old drive
2. install the SSD
3. load windows 7 onto the SSD
4. change the boot drive to be the SSD
5. reboot, starting windows 7 on the PC
6. Use windows 7 to copy that image onto the SDD from the old hard drive
7. use revo to uninstall the old XP OS
8 reboot again
9. hope like hell old my old software works just fine :D

I know it would be nice if it were this easy, but I like to be hopeful, and I would be interested to hear if anyone thought this, or a variation thereof, might work.

Your constructive input appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to windows 7 and ssd
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:39 am 
Smithfield
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I would upgrade XP to Windows 7 first, configure everything and make sure everything is fine before migrating to an SSD. Install the SSD with the original HDD. Then:
  • Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage (or whatever) and just keep going in until you get to the disk manager.
  • Create a 200MB NTFS partition on the SSD, label doesn't matter and give it the drive letter S:
  • Right click on the S: partition and mark it as active.
  • Clone the Windows 7 partition to the SSD using a cloning tool. The partition size itself must be smaller or equal to the remaining space on the SSD. And you have to use a cloning tool.
  • Open up command prompt
  • Execute the following command
    Code:
    Bcdboot [Letter of Windows on SSD]:\Windows /s S

That should do it.


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