Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to reinstall windows 7 to a new SSD?

10 Feb 2012   #1
chronicide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to reinstall windows 7 to a new SSD?

Hi everyone,

I'm at a complete loss as to how to do this right. I had two hard drives, c: and d:... e: is a blueray writer. C: has windows 7 installed to it, butI just bought a new ssd that I want to be my new c: with the os installed to it instead, and I want the rest of the drives to shift up a letter.

I have transfered all of my important files to an external harddrive, and I would like to format all of my drives to start fresh.
I have my windows 7 cd, as well as all of the driver cds that I'll need and other software. What's the easiest way to accomplish this?

Thanks for any help you might be able to offer,

- Scott


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Feb 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scott, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is a retail copy of Windows 7, then you can unplug all HDD's except for the SSD. Next, do a clean install of your Windows 7 on the SSD just as you normally would. When finished installing Windows 7, plug in the old Windows 7 HDD and format it while running the new Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A new install is the easiest because the installer makes all the settings. But you can also transfer your current system. I made a little tutoriasl which you might find useful: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Feb 2012   #4
chronicide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for all of your help, guys. I did as you instructed, and the only issue that I had was that I had to change drive order in the BIOS after I formatted the drive that had originally been my C: drive.

Thanks again, I was so worried about messing it up.

- Scott
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Scott. Glad that we could help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to reinstall windows 7 to a new SSD?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall
I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking...
Installation & Setup
Uninstall to reinstall or just reinstall cs5 premiere pro
error message :m2ts AVCHD suddenly giving unsupported compression error I have just had this happen to me Video files I have opened previously in Premiere Pro cs5 are now giving me this damn error message. I really am coming to hate this program. Big talk low on performance. So what should I...
Software
How to reinstall windows 7
need to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit on laptop--:( but dont have disc
Installation & Setup
Cant reinstall windows 7
Dear all...i am using thoshiba laptop with OS windows 7. two days back my battery part became very hot and in a quick i turn off my system.But then after i cant boot my system with battery.. that means my battery is dead..bt last day on wards i cant do any thing with my lap...i cant boot..then i...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Reinstall
Hi, I am about to do Windows 7 repair installation as per this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html One thing concerns me - I am running Windows 7 Ultimate which was upgraded via Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium. So, when it comes to the activation...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 reinstall need help bad!
Hello thare, well a few days ago i purchased windows 7 for like 30$ online as i am a college student, i made the purchase cause my computer kept freezing and screwing up, so i installed the upgrade and it was working great for a few days. now it is taking forever to start up and once it starts it's...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App