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

16 Dec 2012   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just so you are clear:

You will make a disk image of your system reserved partition and your C: partition onto your other 500 gig hard drive.

You will then remove the hard drive that has windows installed (DISK 0).

You will then install your new ssd in it`s place.

You will then reimage windows to the ssd.

Do you understand ?

I have tried using windows built in imaging software to place an image back onto another hard drive in the same system and it has never worked. It always tells me it can`t find the original hard drive, have yet to sit down and figure that one out.


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16 Dec 2012   #22
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

what is USB THUMB?
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16 Dec 2012   #23
edwar

7 x64
 
 

I completely Disagree with the post above. You should Image the COMPLETE Drive, Not just the System Reserve and the C partition.
The other partitions on the original drive are not taking up much space and in the future you may need the Tools partition and the Recovery partition

Also if you have never made a Set of System disc for that system you should before you start this process. There should be a Utility to create a set of System Re-Install disc.
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16 Dec 2012   #24
DocBrown

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16 Dec 2012   #25
edwar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
what is USB THUMB?
USB Flash/Memory stick/thumb drive.

Have you every heard of those?
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16 Dec 2012   #26
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just so you are clear:

You will make a disk image of your system reserved partition and your C: partition onto your other 500 gig hard drive.

You will then remove the hard drive that has windows installed (DISK 0).

You will then install your new ssd in it`s place.

You will then reimage windows to the ssd.

Do you understand ?

I have tried using windows built in imaging software to place an image back onto another hard drive in the same system and it has never worked. It always tells me it can`t find the original hard drive, have yet to sit down and figure that one out.
Yes I understand most of it now, I have instaled windows in past where I just chose the boot sequence and installed windows from bootable cd, in case of usb or HDD where i will save the image will it be same as if I was installing from bootable cd? will it be the same process like i will have to wait 20 minutes? do I need to make any partition in ssd ?
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16 Dec 2012   #27
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by umairarif View Post
what is USB THUMB?
USB Flash/Memory stick/thumb drive.

Have you every heard of those?
yes got it now I heard thumb drive for first time though.
thnx
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16 Dec 2012   #28
edwar

7 x64
 
 

You are getting many replies with some conflicting information. Some of it is not the way I would continue so I am going to bow out of this thread.

Good Luck.
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16 Dec 2012   #29
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
I completely Disagree with the post above. You should Image the COMPLETE Drive, Not just the System Reserve and the C partition.
The other partitions on the original drive are not taking up much space and in the future you may need the Tools partition and the Recovery partition

Also if you have never made a Set of System disc for that system you should before you start this process. There should be a Utility to create a set of System Re-Install disc.
this is getting complicated now, its complicated than i thought it will be any ways. so you are saying that i have to make image of the whole c:, d:, f:, system and hp tools files?
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16 Dec 2012   #30
edwar

7 x64
 
 

That is what I am suggesting. Other may disagree but that is what I would do. Not sure why the word I used is not being understood. ,When I said Complete Drive that is exactly what I meant, IE the COMPLETE DRIVE. Not just selected partitions.

When imaging only selected partitions some basic Boot sections or files on the hard drive can be omitted from that image. When restoring that image the system won't boot without them. Yes there is a way to get the system to boot after making IMHO that mistake. You have to run the Recovery Repair 3 time, which is a real PITA. When all you had to do was image the complete drive and then restore that complete image.

Like I said above, and this time I will stick to it, I will bow out of this thread.
Again Good Luck.
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