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Windows 7: Help with transfering OS to SSD

08 Feb 2012   #21
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If you're willing to spend $20 (USD), read through the link below. I used this to migrate my HDD contents to SDD and it worked great:

Paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - Overview


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08 Feb 2012   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
If you're willing to spend $20 (USD), read through the link below. I used this to migrate my HDD contents to SDD and it worked great:

Paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - Overview
Yeah right. That's what Steve suggested too and I am using the tool also. Question is whether she wants to spend the money.

But even with the tool, we'll have to get her data off C into a data partition because she currently has some 200GBs of stuff on C:.
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08 Feb 2012   #23
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

WHS, I believe the Paragon tool will allow you to choose what data not to transfer and that data will still be on the original disk.
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08 Feb 2012   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
WHS, I believe the Paragon tool will allow you to choose what data not to transfer and that data will still be on the original disk.
Yes Steve it does. But a) that is a messy operation and b) I would not want to leave it on the old C partition. Next thing you lnow, she is going to delete the old C partition and all data is gone.

If it is in a seperate data partition, all she has to do is to INCLUDE it into the appropriate library and she is done. I like to seperate my own folders from the system and program generated folders anyhow. And e.g. in Documents, you get a lot of automatically generated folders.
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08 Feb 2012   #25
Lucy77

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Alright well i did a clean install and everythings working fine it seems, much much faster as well.. Theres a problem though... when ever i go to the BIOS and try to set the thing to AHCI from IDE it gives me BSOD every time, so its currently back in IDE mode.. is that a problem?
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08 Feb 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you enable AHIC in the system too: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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09 Feb 2012   #27
Lucy77

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay just followed the guide there to turn it on in the reg + bios and now its on and works.
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09 Feb 2012   #28
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Congrats, there are many excellent tutorials on Seven Forums.
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09 Feb 2012   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lucy77 View Post
try to set the thing to AHCI from IDE it gives me BSOD every time, so its currently back in IDE mode.. is that a problem?
For future reference, always check this before doing a fresh install...it saves you some steps later on.
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