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Windows 7: Moving OS to a different drive

14 Oct 2016   #11
DavidE

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If you have a Win 7 COA sticker with a readable key we can help you do a clean install with clean Windows install media.
Here is an example of a Windows COA sticker.



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14 Oct 2016   #12
AddRAM

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Agreed, clean install and save yourself a lot of headaches, get the network drivers first

If you don`t have an install dvd, we can help you with that too.

Just let us know what you want
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14 Oct 2016   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

1) You have your pagefile.sys on E:. I would reduce it to say 2GB and move it back to C:. Make sure you can boot from your original drive. You don't need a large pagefile on an SSD.
2) Then make a system image using "Create an image of the partition(s) to backup and restore Windows".
3) Connect your new SSD to the port your old SSD is connected to and disconnect other drives.
4) Perform a system image restore using the Macrium restore pe CD to your new SSD and check that it boots.
5) Reconnect the HDD and again check that the system boots.

Your old SSD can be used as a disconnected backup or reformat it as you see fit.
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