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

24 Jan 2013   #71
LeftC

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

I found file winRE.wim




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25 Jan 2013   #72
Kaktussoft

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Code:
 
reagentc /setreimage /path  c:\windows\system32\recovery
reagentc /enable
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25 Jan 2013   #73
LeftC

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

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Code:
 
reagentc /setreimage /path  c:\windows\system32\recovery
reagentc /enable
Got it! (I think so, anyway.) See snips

I did this too:
Quote:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
notepad bcd.txt
and then deleted using:
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del bcd.txt
Is this OK?


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25 Jan 2013   #74
Kaktussoft

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All fine now!! reagentc/setreimage did tell win7 where to find it (winre.wim). Originally it was located on partition RECOVERY that you did delete.

Now try to boot to advanced boot options->repair your computer
Advanced Boot Options click "repair you computer". Does it load?
No need to do anything there. Reboot normally afterwards.

Works?

SSD already attached to system?
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25 Jan 2013   #75
LeftC

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All fine now!! reagentc/setreimage did tell win7 where to find it (winre.wim). Originally it was located on partition RECOVERY that you did delete.
Great news!

What's next?

Just FYI, it boots up a bit slower now for some reason.

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Now try to boot to advanced boot options->repair your computer
Advanced Boot Options click "repair you computer". Does it load?
No need to do anything there. Reboot normally afterwards.

Works?
Works! F8, F2 and F12 boot keys all work.

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SSD already attached to system?
It isn't attached yet. I'm waiting because the SSD installs where the DVD player is. I'll need the DVD player to use for a clean install using the Windows 7 installation disc. This should not slow anything down, though. I have cables to connect the DVD player to both the eSATA port or a USB port. This way I can use it outside of the machine. I also have a cable to use the SSD outside of the machineo. In other words, you don't have to wait on me to install anything. The SSD, DVD player and hard drive shouldn't be hampered and can be used.

I should be able to install it after we have the Win 7 data onto the SSD. Do note that I have several data transfer means if needed: Paragon Migrate OS to SSD, Samsung's very latest Data Migration software, Apricorn's EZ GIG IV, etc.

Do I need to initialize the SSD; format it, align it or install its latest firmware, partition or do anything to it before use? We are going from a 1 TB HD to a 512 GB SSD. The SSD hasn't been used before.

I see that the SSD will be formatted automatically as part of the Win 7 install process.

Is it OK to delete the ADRInfos Notepad entry on the C drive now. It's rather new (1/22/13). See snips below.

Thanks a million for helping me with this project!!!!


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25 Jan 2013   #76
Kaktussoft

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Didn't know you want a clean install(!?) I thought you want to transfer OS from HDD to SSD
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25 Jan 2013   #77
LeftC

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Didn't know you want a clean install(!?) I thought you want to transfer OS from HDD to SSD
We can set it up the way that you were headed.

Clean install not really necessary. Laptop is somewhat new and it runs really well.

Transfer is fine.
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26 Jan 2013   #78
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Didn't know you want a clean install(!?) I thought you want to transfer OS from HDD to SSD
We can set it up the way that you were headed.

Clean install not really necessary. Laptop is somewhat new and it runs really well.

Transfer is fine.
You can do the clone within win7. You don't need a DVD drive at all. But a DVD drive is very useful for installing software/games. Not for the things I want you to do. You can also put win7 install DVD on usb stick and boot from that usb stick to clean install/repair system.
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26 Jan 2013   #79
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
Didn't know you want a clean install(!?) I thought you want to transfer OS from HDD to SSD
We can set it up the way that you were headed.

Clean install not really necessary. Laptop is somewhat new and it runs really well.

Transfer is fine.
You can do the clone within win7. You don't need a DVD drive at all. But a DVD drive is very useful for installing software/games. Not for the things I want you to do. You can also put win7 install DVD on usb stick and boot from that usb stick to clean install/repair system.
What's next?
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27 Jan 2013   #80
Kaktussoft

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Of course attach ssd to system. Install macrium reflect free from Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download (scroll down). close all other running applications. Run macrium reflect. Press "clone this disk". select the source and destination disk. Select partitions you want to clone (you only have 1 the OS partition). You can adjust the size of destination partition. Make it as large as possible ... so using whole SSD (I think it's default). Make partition primary and active (think it is same as source by default). ALIGN DESTINATION PARTITION win7/vista!

http://www.macrium.com/help/v5/partition_alignment.htm



Start the clone process. Of course do nothing else on computer, because clone is the state as it is now. You can display documents and browse internet if you want.

When clone has completed succesfully you can see SSD in windows explorer. SSD has drive letter F for example. I use it in next explanation. We gonna check if all is fine.

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  F
detail part
exit
is it active?

Code:
diskpart
sel dis 0
uniqueid disk
sel dis 1
uniqueid disk
Disk ID's are different?....that's what you want.

Code:
bcdedit/store F:\boot\bcd
All lines with device, osdevice, ramdisksdidevice, ramdisksdidevice are refering to F: or BOOT? So C: is nowhere in output? All should refere to F... that's nice. If you boot from SSD it all will be called C.


All is as expected? Shutdown and change "boot order" in bios, so it boots from SSD. Look in disk management if SSD is called C now.

Start disk defragment->schedule->select disks. SSD is not listed there.... then win7 knows it's an SSD instead of normal HDD. Select any disk you want to defragment. Never defragment SSD.

Config system restore settings System Protection - Turn On or Off
Any ghost disks there? If so disable system protection on that ghost disk. Be sure to enable system protection on C as shown in step 10.

In elevated command prompt:
Code:
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
Is it 0? If not
Code:
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0
This puts TRIM on on SSD.

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