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Windows 7: Tricky cloning question to SSD drive -

28 Oct 2012   #51
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
It was I: because previously i installed seven in dual boot with xp. At installation time, other letter was busy from other hard drive. So I have i: as seven letter.
Anyway now I have no problem. Ssd with seven clone on i: and all software ok.
so you didn't clone at all!!


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30 Oct 2012   #52
barrubba

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yess i've cloned partition I: with norton and migrate it on ssd.
so anyway now i've another question.
I have to move ssd win7 on hdd, because i must move ssd to another pc.
Which best software to write an image of ssd?
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30 Oct 2012   #53
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Which best software to write an image of ssd?
As far as I know, any good imaging software will work---Acronis, Macrium, whatever you prefer.
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30 Oct 2012   #54
barrubba

win 7 x64 pro
 
 

in easeus backup, yet installed but unused, can i do a DISK BKUP (image file) so i will restore it to future hdd? or is better to da a clone directly on hdd?
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30 Oct 2012   #55
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in easeus backup, yet installed but unused, can i do a DISK BKUP (image file) so i will restore it to future hdd? or is better to da a clone directly on hdd?
Please post screenshot of disk management. I want to know what partitions are on ssd. Or is it still like https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7820506/Alt...ne%20disco.jpg ?

You already have the HDD that replaces the SSD? And is HDD totally empty when doing clone/parition restore?
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30 Oct 2012   #56
barrubba

win 7 x64 pro
 
 

disk management: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7820506/Altro/disk%20manag.jpg
the disk that will replace ssd now is 500gb in a secondary pc and have win7.
On secondary pc now i have only the 500gb hdd and now i'm clone win7 of this pc, in which i'll mount ssd. In 2 words: i've switch 2 os(win7) of 2 pc, 1ssd with a hdd.
is not simple but i must do it!
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30 Oct 2012   #57
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I read it three times, but still don't understand. Maybe because english isn't my native language;-)

If I understand well:
  1. contents of 500GB must be saved somewhere
  2. contents of SSD must replace everything on 500GB disk. Sort of copy from SDD to 500GB disk
  3. SSD will be overwritten with content you saved in step 1
Is that what you want?
Save disk mangement output of 500GB disk as well
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30 Oct 2012   #58
barrubba

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yes just this!
disk mangement of 500GB is obvious: 1 partition mbr.
Now i'm moving all DATA (so remain only os on disk) to external hdd.
So i'll backup ssd image on external hdd, secure erase ssd, and then i'll install ssd on secondary pc to migrate os from 500 to ssd. OK??

and then i'll move 500 to first Pc to migrate ssd image. OK??
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31 Oct 2012   #59
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
yes just this!
disk mangement of 500GB is obvious: 1 partition mbr.
Is that partition SYSTEM and BOOT in disk management?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
Now i'm moving all DATA (so remain only os on disk) to external hdd.
So i'll backup ssd image on external hdd, secure erase ssd, and then i'll install ssd on secondary pc to migrate os from 500 to ssd. OK??
Is your backup software capable to restore a large partition (500GB with lots of free space) to a small SSD?

500GB and SSD are both connected to SATA?

If all answers ae yes ... it should work.
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Be sure partition on SSD and HDD are both marked ACTIVE and are PRIMARY partitions after restore.

Most likely you have to do a Startup Repair afterwards to make them bootable
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31 Oct 2012   #60
barrubba

win 7 x64 pro
 
 

attached disk manag. 500gb
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7820506/Alt...anag%20500.jpg
yes, all on sata port.
i don't know which software use.. i have paragon, norton, easeus installed...
do you think is better to make an os partition that will fitting in ssd?
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