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 Post subject: Trans fer Windows 7 to New SSD
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:38 am 
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I have a small SSD in a PC and want to upgrade to a larger newer SSD. (one of the reasons is the SSD is becoming max'd out on storage). Is there a way I can transfer all the items on the OLD SSD to the NEW SDD (Including WINDOWS7). and if so is there a site/directions to follow. (the major reason I can not transfer items/folder videos, pictures to my larger HD is my wife wants them on the C drive). ANY Help?


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 Post subject: Re: Trans fer Windows 7 to New SSD
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Sure, it's easy.

[optional] First cleaning up the old drive of apps you don't use, temp files, etc. is not a bad idea.

Poke the new drive into your PC.

Partition and quick format the new drive using Win7 Disk Management. Be sure NOT to partition and format the old drive...that would be BAD!

Then you can either use the free transfer app provided by either SSD maker's tech support download page for your old or new drive. Or, use the free version of Macrium Reflect to rapidly clone the old drive to the new. Then I would shut down, disconnect the old drive for now, and make sure the new drive boots up and has everything present. At some point you can decide what to use the old drive for.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ ... dows-7.htm

http://www.maximumpc.com/how_clone_hard ... r_ssd_2014


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 Post subject: Re: Trans fer Windows 7 to New SSD
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:58 pm 
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While I'm pretty certain what FascistNation posted will work, in the event that it doesn't, refer to the spoiler below:

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Migrating from an HDD to an SSD
I've used this technique plenty of times with success.

  • Before migrating, install the SSD to the computer
  • On the SSD, create a 200MB NTFS partition with the label S:\
  • Mark the SSD as "Active" (either using DISKPART or Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage)
  • Clone the Windows partition into the SSD
  • Open a command prompt as an administrator
  • Execute the following command:
    Code:
    Bcdboot D:\Windows /s S:

    This is assuming D:\Windows is the Windows partition on the SSD.
  • Boot from the SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: Trans fer Windows 7 to New SSD
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:11 am 
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Thanks for the help


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