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Windows 7: can i upgrade to SSD and not re-install windows?


09 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
can i upgrade to SSD and not re-install windows?

plain and simple. if i get an SSD, do i HAVE to reinstall windows 7? or is there a way i can just plug it in, and change which hard drive is the boot drive and C:?

how difficult and painful will it be? i just really don't want to have to re-do all my settings and personal preferences.

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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this excellent tutorial by whs: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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09 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

wow! thats a great tutorial. ill be sure to bookmark that one for when i upgade.

thanks!
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09 Feb 2012   #4

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

just spotted this:
SSD Hard Drive Copy Station

- spooky..
- has anyone got any more info (?)
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10 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by socrgy9 View Post
wow! thats a great tutorial. ill be sure to bookmark that one for when i upgade.

thanks!
You're very welcome.

Don't hesitate to post back for further advice if you need it.
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10 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can, but for me personally, I'd feel better knowing it was a fresh install. If you plan ahead, you can make that a quick and painless process.
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