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Windows 7: What software to use with SSD clone and for backup too? Many Choices!!

14 Jan 2013   #41
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeftC View Post
... After all this reading, I want to ask questions about 2 different ways to go:
1 - more about a fresh install of Win 7 and what files, programs, etc to transfer from the hard drive to the SSD ...
This is my C drive below. If I do a fresh install of Windows 7, what files, programs, etc should I transfer over? Which files on the C drive should I open for you and then take a screen shot?




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14 Jan 2013   #42
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

AOMEI partition asst. of my C drive


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14 Jan 2013   #43
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I failed to mention that this laptop came with Win 7 64bit Home Edition. I used the full installation version of Win 7 64bit Ultimate to upgrade to Ultimate.

I still have the Ultimate discs, key code, etc everything needed to do a fresh install on the SSD.
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15 Jan 2013   #44
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Please post screenshot of disk management how situation now.
Move OS SSD is best way to go in your case. I'll give you instructions how to do it easily after seeing the screenshot. It's quite easy. No reason to buy software for it!

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
Post C:\Windows\System32\bcd.txt. You may delete that file afterwards. I just want to know if there are no references anymore to "system reserved".
I don't have the SSD installed yet. So, it is OK to do this command prompt now, correct?

How do I delete the txt file afterwards?

Thanks!
You can do it now.
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
Post C:\Windows\System32\bcd.txt
Then delete it
Code:
del bcd.txt
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15 Jan 2013   #45
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeftC View Post
AOMEI partition asst. of my C drive
In screenshot I see a very very small FAT32 partition. Used to RECOVER to factory settings I assume. RECOVER is the real RECOVERY partition. You need them to got to restore to factory settings. But you most likely will never use thme . Because
  • You lose everything!!!
  • You make backups...do you?
  • You can easily reinstall using win7 install DVD
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15 Jan 2013   #46
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I want to so bcdedit output. Because active partition (boot partition) was first RECOVERY and you tansfered boot stuff.... most likely some bootmenu stuff is still be pointing to RECOVERY. If I see it, I can intruct you how to repair that. After that WIN7 and BOOT stuff are all on C (label OS). Used space is 69GB so will fit easily on SSD. How large will your SSD be?

More instructions follow later after I see bcd.txt
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21 Jan 2013   #47
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leftc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaktussoft View Post
please post screenshot of disk management how situation now.
Move os ssd is best way to go in your case. I'll give you instructions how to do it easily after seeing the screenshot. It's quite easy. No reason to buy software for it!

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
post c:\windows\system32\bcd.txt. You may delete that file afterwards. I just want to know if there are no references anymore to "system reserved".
i don't have the ssd installed yet. So, it is ok to do this command prompt now, correct?

How do i delete the txt file afterwards?

Thanks!
you can do it now.
I hurt my knee and was out of it.... (pain was intense) This is why I was late in responding. I have the elevated command prompt info. Here are the "snips."
What software to use with SSD clone and for backup too? Many Choices!!-capture-wbm-1.jpg

What software to use with SSD clone and for backup too? Many Choices!!-capture-wbm-2.jpg

What software to use with SSD clone and for backup too? Many Choices!!-capture-bcdedit-1_21_13-command-prompt.jpg


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21 Jan 2013   #48
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaktussoft View Post
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
post c:\windows\system32\bcd.txt
then delete it
Code:
del bcd.txt
Thank you for the directions.


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21 Jan 2013   #49
LeftC

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I want to so bcdedit output. Because active partition (boot partition) was first RECOVERY and you tansfered boot stuff.... most likely some bootmenu stuff is still be pointing to RECOVERY. If I see it, I can intruct you how to repair that. After that WIN7 and BOOT stuff are all on C (label OS).
Did I monk up when I moved it? It is mentioned in one of whs's tutoriols: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Used space is 69GB so will fit easily on SSD. How large will your SSD be?

More instructions follow later after I see bcd.txt
My SSD is a 512 GB SSD. It has plenty of space.
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22 Jan 2013   #50
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

System boot from partition OS. But 1 entry in bcd still points to partition RECOVERY. I think you want to get rid of RECOVERY(?) because you can clean reinstall anyway if you want. If so:

In elevated command prompt:
Code:
reagentc/disable
Delete partition RECOVERY (for example using AOMEI). Then reboot. Then

In elevated command prompt:
Code:
reagentc/enable
Post bcdedit/enum all output again
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