Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: SSD compatibility questions

01 Mar 2012   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
SSD compatibility questions

I've been looking at ssds and was wondering if there is any possible compatibility issues I need to know about. my motherboard is a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 with 8 gigs of G Skill ddr3 and the cpu is an intel core i5. Also, is it possible to transfer everything from my present drive or will I have to reinstall the OS on the SSD. Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Mar 2012   #2
essenbe

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

I don't see any compatability problems. Just be sure your sata controllers are in AHCI mode. It is always better to do a clean install, but you can transfer the OS to the ssd. You would probably need to use the spinning hard drive for the User files (pictures, documents, music ect.) and have just the OS and programs on the SSD. Hrer is a good tutorial about transfering the OS to SSD. But the easiest and fastest way is Paragon Migrate. It will do everything for you. It is not free ($19.95) but is almost foolproof. I would recommend you move your User files before the migration and change to AHCI mode, if you are not set up that way now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #3
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I don't see any compatability problems. Just be sure your sata controllers are in AHCI mode. It is always better to do a clean install, but you can transfer the OS to the ssd. You would probably need to use the spinning hard drive for the User files (pictures, documents, music ect.) and have just the OS and programs on the SSD. Hrer is a good tutorial about transfering the OS to SSD. But the easiest and fastest way is Paragon Migrate. It will do everything for you. It is not free ($19.95) but is almost foolproof. I would recommend you move your User files before the migration and change to AHCI mode, if you are not set up that way now.
Thanks for the instructions!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 SSD compatibility questions




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
G.SKILL ram Compatibility questions
Will this ram I'm running now, be compatible with the motherboard and processor I am getting? I plan to buy a 2 sticks of 4GB/ pair total of 8GB. of new ram when funds allow since this ram is 3-4 years old but, was wondering if the pair I have now which I linked to, will be compatible with...
Hardware & Devices
Ram compatibility
Hi I was looking at adding ram into my computer. I was just wondering if I have to use the exact same ram or can I use different brands? I know already that they should be the same mhz. What else should I be aware of?
Hardware & Devices
Compatibility
Im looking into getting a new graphics card I have the dell inspiron 580s and i wanted to know if the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 will fit and work with the computer
Graphic Cards
10 questions about Application Compatibility
hi there, I've ten difficult questions in a test from microsoft, hope someone can help.... Thanks in advance. 1) If you are using VirtualRegistry to fix a registry key that contains a space, how do you encode that? Quote the path Space ( )
Software
Compatibility
I hope this is a simple enough question. My son's computer just fried, and mine is the only one left operational in the house. He must have a Windows system for his school work. I've been using Linux exclusively and have never had Windows on this computer. I went to MS to see if this computer...
General Discussion
compatibility
hello i want to now if the games warhammer online ,age of conan, world of warcraft, cod 4, cod modern warfare 2, dragon age origins, with windos 7 have good compatibility and i will paly well with them? please answer me thanks
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App