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Windows 7: Hard drive configuration help please...


18 Jun 2011   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Unplug the cable from Disk2 & plug in to SSD drive.
2) Unplug all other cable from HD's.
3) Install OS to SSD.

Have a read of those tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
User Profile - Change Default Location
User Folders - Change Default Location

When you are up & running, replace the HD's one at a time, sort out the DATA if need.

When you get to the drive with the old OS's on, save your data, than you can delete the partitions.
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Top work, I'll have a play. Ta.


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18 Jun 2011   #22

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I am going offline now, off to watch my son bungee jumping.
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18 Jun 2011   #23

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OK, will go through the SSD stuff later and effectively build from scratch. In the meantime, I've booted into the SSD Win 7 setup, installed Partition Master, set the Sata drive Win 7 partition to Primary, rebooted, run repair, gone into diskpart deleted Win XP partition, set WIn 7 as active, fixed mbr, rebooted. And had an NTLDR error.

Reran repair, autofixed errors and bob's your uncle
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18 Jun 2011   #24

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OK, all other installations cleared.

Now, should I reinstall Win 7 on the SSD changing to AHCI in the bios, or use the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview program to transfer what I've got?

Problem is that current Win 7 installation (including profiles which I need) comes to 85GB and I've got a 64GB SSD

Would it be better simply to install from scratch on the Win 7 machine and then transfer user profiles?
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18 Jun 2011   #25
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Bizness, welcome to Seven Forums!



It's not as hard as all that, have a look at Option Four of this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD


Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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18 Jun 2011   #26

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Thanks Barefoot Kid, but you've lost me. Option 4? I don't have partition issues any more, just queries with regards to what to do next with my SSD

New install and transfer profiles to it.
Or use the utility I linked to transfer existing OS install and profiles to the SSD (but I'd need to clear about 20 GB of profile data)
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18 Jun 2011   #27
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry mate, I just skimmed the thread after a few posts.



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installations
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18 Jun 2011   #28

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You can put your own data on your 250gb or 1tb HD's, before you delete the old OS's HD.

Your BIOS should be set AHCI.

By deleting the Win XP partition, you deleted the boot files.

Leave the SSD for OS & Programs.
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18 Jun 2011   #29

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Cheers boys
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18 Jun 2011   #30

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You can put your own data on your 250gb or 1tb HD's, before you delete the old OS's HD.

Your BIOS should be set AHCI.

By deleting the Win XP partition, you deleted the boot files.

Leave the SSD for OS & Programs.
More my settings, favourites, itunes setup etc. I'm worried about. Data already on another drive.
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