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Windows 7: Need to clone HDD to SSd

21 Oct 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Simple.

RvB Vakama you are trying to make it harder than it is.


1. Install the hard drive you want to make a clone of.
2. Install the SSD you want to clone to.
3. Boot the PC.
4. Then use Macrium to do the clone.

**Now you don't need a Macrium restore pe CD to do clones.
But I suggest making one anyway. So when you do want to do images you will have it.


This should help you.




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21 Oct 2016   #12
RvB Vakama

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Am I missing something.
The restore pe CD/DVD/USB is an operating system in its own right independent of Windows. If you like it's a mini Windows OS designed for a specific purpose. It isn't a "live" Windows OS.

In the normal boot process you use whatever BIOS command to choose the boot device and select the restore pe device.
oh I am sorry for not understanding it was its own environment, all the videos and pages I looked up about it showed it as a program running in windows 10 and such.

Rescue a system with the Windows PE environment

that link showed me what I was missing
THANKS
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21 Oct 2016   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another helpful video.

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21 Oct 2016   #14
RvB Vakama

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I just read a ton of stuff regarding macrium and it seems I will need to purchase the full version to be able to clone and then deploy
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22 Oct 2016   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RvB Vakama View Post
I just read a ton of stuff regarding macrium and it seems I will need to purchase the full version to be able to clone and then deploy
I have no idea where you are getting your information but it is wrong information.

I clone all the time and I use Macrium Reflect FREE.
I make images time to time and I use Macrium Reflect FREE.

I clone one SSD to another SSD in about 6 minutes. I can make a image in about the same time
using Macrium Reflect FREE.

Take you time and read and understand the post in your thread and watch both videos.

Now take you time and apply yourself. YOU can do it. Millions of people use Macrium Reflect FREE.
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22 Oct 2016   #16
RvB Vakama

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RvB Vakama View Post
I just read a ton of stuff regarding macrium and it seems I will need to purchase the full version to be able to clone and then deploy
I have no idea where you are getting your information but it is wrong information.

I clone all the time and I use Macrium Reflect FREE.
I make images time to time and I use Macrium Reflect FREE.

I clone one SSD to another SSD in about 6 minutes. I can make a image in about the same time
using Macrium Reflect FREE.

Take you time and read and understand the post in your thread and watch both videos.

Now take you time and apply yourself. YOU can do it. Millions of people use Macrium Reflect FREE.
Okay but actually I've read after using macrium to clone to any disk the destination disk loses write speed over time. if that is the case I'd rather just reinstall all my programs.
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22 Oct 2016   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RvB Vakama View Post
Okay but actually I've read after using macrium to clone to any disk the destination disk loses write speed over time. if that is the case I'd rather just reinstall all my programs.
Where did you get that from?

I have moved 3 PCs from HDDs to SSDs using Macrium (free version) using imaging rather than cloning.
Maybe people think cloning is going to give me the absolute replica which is the best option - that's not true unless you are doing forensic work.

If you want to clone then fine - Macrium makes it easy. But you need to have the cloned from and cloned to drive connected. Make sure what you are cloning from and cloning to.

Check that your SSD is aligned. Free Partition Wizard will check and align it if necessary. See the free program list.
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22 Oct 2016   #18
RvB Vakama

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RvB Vakama View Post
Okay but actually I've read after using macrium to clone to any disk the destination disk loses write speed over time. if that is the case I'd rather just reinstall all my programs.
Where did you get that from?

I have moved 3 PCs from HDDs to SSDs using Macrium (free version) using imaging rather than cloning.
Maybe people think cloning is going to give me the absolute replica which is the best option - that's not true unless you are doing forensic work.

If you want to clone then fine - Macrium makes it easy. But you need to have the cloned from and cloned to drive connected. Make sure what you are cloning from and cloning to.

Check that your SSD is aligned. Free Partition Wizard will check and align it if necessary. See the free program list.
thanks for the reply
just have to find a tutorial to get macrium PE onto a usb
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23 Oct 2016   #19
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Layback Bear earlier posted:
1. Install the hard drive you want to make a clone of.
2. Install the SSD you want to clone to.

Allow me to add something:
1. Install the hard drive you want to make a clone of. Make sure it is labeled something like "OldHD"
2. Install the SSD you want to clone to. Make sure it is labeled something like "NewSSD"
The reason I bring that up is that you want to make absolutely sure you are cloning from the original "old" hard-drive onto the SSD, the "new" hard-drive. USB or DVD boots often "shuffle" the drive letters, what you see may not be the normal lettering you are used to seeing during your normal Windows boot and load.
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24 Oct 2016   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Very good point RolandJS.

Some times programs do juggle the listing of drives around.
I give my drives and partition Names so I can tell them from one and another no matter what program I'm using to see them.
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