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Windows 7: How do i install ssd on my laptop?

16 Dec 2012   #11
umairarif

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ok got it.
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16 Dec 2012   #12
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
My c: partition size is 451gb, from which used space is 48 gb, my ssd is 250 gb, this means I dont have to manipulate the files on c: partition?

when you say image the data, does this means copy the data ?
can I use one off my hhds to image this data and then load from it to ssd later?
Right. You are only using 48GigaBytes of that 451GB so all you have to is Image old drive, load that image on the SSD.
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16 Dec 2012   #13
umairarif

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[QUOTE=edwar;2215983]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
My c: partition size is 451gb, from which used space is 48 gb, my ssd is 250 gb, this means I dont have to manipulate the files on c: partition?

when you say image the data, does this means copy the data ?
can I use one off my hhds to image this data and then load from it to ssd later?
Sorry to be a pain, but image means copying? and can i do that on my spare HDD?
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16 Dec 2012   #14
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

If you want to use the native Windows Imaging to install your C partition on the SSD, then you will need to shrink the size of it to fit on the SSD. Here is a tutorial that will show you how.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

One you have done that you can then go into "Backup and Restore" and on the left hand side choose the "Create a system image" feature. Save the image to your 2nd HDD and when it is finished it wiill ask if you want to create a "system repair disk". If you don't already have then do so. Once that is done, install your SSD in the computer and boot up into the system repair disk. From there you can restore the image you created to your SDD from your 2nd HDD, which I assume you will be leaving in the computer.
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16 Dec 2012   #15
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

if i use acronis 2013 for true imaging my hdd, after installing ssd will it be a straight forward procedure to upload this image on to ssd? like from boot menu I will chose the location where image files are and then boot from there or is it some thing different i have to do?
thnakns

also if you can see my HDD snapshot, can you please tell me which file do i need to image?
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16 Dec 2012   #16
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have never used Acronis software before, so I don't know what the capabilities are. You might have to read the manual first, unless someone else, who is more familiar with it will post here.
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16 Dec 2012   #17
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

which files do i need to make image of? is it just c: where os file are?
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16 Dec 2012   #18
LittleJay

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A system image should contain all the files on the C partition. And since you have a system reserved partition, you will need to include that in your image as well, because that is where your boot files are located.
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16 Dec 2012   #19
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Yes it is. But you should get the Bootable Media version of TI2013 from the Acronis website so you can create a bootable DVD or USB thumb of it, USB thumb made with a program like ISO to USB to burn it to a USB stick, and start the computer from that to do the imaging and Re-Loading of that image on the SSD.

You MUST save that image to an external drive. You should not try to save it to your present internal drive as that will just screw up the image.
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16 Dec 2012   #20
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
which files do i need to make image of? is it just c: where os file are?
Yes IMAGE the Complete Drive. Everything, All Partitions, Complete Drive.
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