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Windows 7: Transfer OS from old 64gb ssd to new 256gb SSD

20 May 2012   #1
zeen

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Transfer OS from old 64gb ssd to new 256gb SSD

Hi guys,

Can you recommend me the best way to transfer OS from old 64gb ssd to new 256gb ssd? My prev 64gb only had my os installed. So i presume that to upgrade to a new 256gb i just need to install an os and it will work the same way as the old 64 gb?

Anybody able to help me with this problem? I currently have the new 256gb installed with windows 7. However when i replace the old 64gb with the new 256 gb it states that the bootmgr is missing. Bios seems to detect the new 256 gb.


i would like to have my 256gb replace the 64 gb and operate the same way as my 64 gb without any changes. Anybody able to help me out on this? Your help would be appreciated thanks!


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20 May 2012   #2
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Take a gander at SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System and post back if that is what you are looking for.
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20 May 2012   #3
zeen

64bit
 
 

those steps seem very difficult! It seems like it would be better to do a fresh install and easier. How do i do a fresh install? Just place my new ssd into the old ssd slot and install win7 again? After the installation will the new ssd detect my old hdd (500gb and 1tb) ? I have my documents in the HDD
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20 May 2012   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, just simply Clean Install Windows 7 on the new SSD. I would disconnect the HDD until you have installed Windows 7 again just to prevent accidentally installing on the wrong drive or accidentally erasing/formatting the wrong drive. It also makes the install a little cleaner. Then connect the HDD once Windows 7 is installed and you will see it in your drives.



If you disconnect and reconnect the HDD:
  1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
  2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
  3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
  4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.[/list]
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