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

16 Dec 2012   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
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.
Good move edwar. I think the OP is confused enough. One reason I stayed out of it.


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16 Dec 2012   #32
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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.
I would agree also, on imaging the whole drive. But Greg sometimes says the tools and the recovery function may no longer work.
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16 Dec 2012   #33
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

umairarif

first defrag the drive
then
download
EZ Gig IV Cloning Software with Data Select for Windows

then go back into disk management

right click your c: partition and then it should come up with a menu, click shrink volume
then it will query for available space, then click next until it says finish
this way it will shrink the partition so the downloaded software above doesnt have any issues.

there will be unallocated space left at the end of the drive

do not worry about this

burn the iso file to a usb or a disk
switch your second hdd with the ssd
boot to the disk or usb
then follow on-screen instructions to mirror your ssd
then turn the computer off when completed
switch your first hdd for the ssd
then put the second hdd back in

there done.

happy computing
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16 Dec 2012   #34
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, I agree, image the entire drive ( Disk 0 )
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16 Dec 2012   #35
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes but not to confuse him

i gave him a set of simple instructions

that will make sure nothing goes wrong in his ssd transfer

please do not say "scary" numbers and jargon he might not know
im just trying to help someone out that sounds stressed about this

thank your for your concern.
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16 Dec 2012   #36
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then it`s all your`s.
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16 Dec 2012   #37
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you

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16 Dec 2012   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think he is going to make it with all the confusing instructions you guys post. Best is he uses the Paragon Migration Tool and he'll be done with it in 3 clicks.

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
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16 Dec 2012   #39
tb293009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

bigmck

thank you for tagging/quoting me

i think this is the best way to do it... dont you?
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16 Dec 2012   #40
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I don't think he is going to make it with all the confusing instructions you guys post. Best is he uses the Paragon Migration Tool and he'll be done with it in 3 clicks.

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
I think the way to do it at this point is the above. I am completely confused by the instructions given, I feel sure he is.
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