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Windows 7: Cloning Dual Boot Machine and Question on SSD

14 Sep 2010   #1
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 
Cloning Dual Boot Machine and Question on SSD

Firstly - this forum is the best. I have had amazing help here. Thanks again...

OK I have a couple of questions please:

1. I have a FUJITSU MHZ2160BH G2 2.5 ATA Hard Drive which is an moving parts hard drive. Id like to replace this with a Solid State much large hard drive. Are all 2.5 Hard Drives the same in terms of the generic size? I.e. do I simply just screw the back of the laptop, take out the old and put in the new?

2. I have a three partitions that I would like to clone. I have a dual boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu laptop with shared hosting. Is Clonezilla the best for this do you think? Its a little complicated in that Id like to copy the existing hard drive and then in the new hard drive increase the partitions by 15 gig each - and then copy the 3 partitions in.

Hope that all makes sense!!!!!!!

THANKS AGAIN - U guys are all very friendly and knowledgeable!


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14 Sep 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ad1) answer is yes. Just be aware that there are also some (rare) 1.8" SSDs.

ad2) for cloning I would prefer Paragon or Acronis. But if you do not make an original installation of Win7 on the SSD, you have to make all the preparations yourself - e.g. alignment, shutting off Defrag, etc. Some more info is here, else ask.
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