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Windows 7: Installing OS to SSD from Scratch


30 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Installing OS to SSD from Scratch

There have been a lot of threads about migrating an OS to a SSD, but I have not seen anything about doing a clean install to an SSD. Other than changing to AHCI, is anything else required? Do I have to do anything that Paragon Migrate did or is that unnecessary since it it a clean install. Thanks, == Let me explain further. I was going to use Paragon Migrate to transfer to my new SSD. My motherboard died before I could do that. If I install Win 7 staight to the SSD and get it going, then restore my Macrium Reflect image, I should be in shape to go. Is that correct?


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30 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jim,

Nope, nothing else is needed other than to make sure that you are using AHCI in BIOS before starting the clean install of Windows 7 just as you normally would on a HDD.
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30 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim,

Nope, nothing else is needed other than to make sure that you are using AHCI in BIOS before starting the clean install of Windows 7 just as you normally would on a HDD.
Brink -- I added something to my message after you made your post I believe. See if you are still in agreement with my procedure. Thanks,
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30 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you restoring a complete image, made from a system with a standard hard drive?
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30 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Are you restoring a complete image, made from a system with a standard hard drive?
What has happened is that I purchased a SSD. Before I could do the Paragon OS Migrate to SSD, my motherboard died. I thought it might be easier to install Win 7 on the SSD, get my PC going then use Macrium Restore to get my files from the HDD to the SSD. Does this sound like a good plan?
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30 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes.
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30 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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30 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to both of you for your help.
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01 Jul 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anytime Jim. Please let us know how it goes.
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01 Jul 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Won't resrtoring a Macrium image contain all of the old motherboard drivers? That could cause problems down the road. But, doing a clean install is no problem, as has been said, the installer will do everything needed.
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