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Windows 7: changing out old ssd for new and bigger

27 Apr 2015   #1
gemm85

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
changing out old ssd for new and bigger

What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd


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27 Apr 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemm85 View Post
What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd
None if you do it right and the hardware is not defective.

Do you intend to do a clean install to the new SSD?

Or do you want to transfer the existing installation on the old SSD to the new SSD? If yes, then how?

Or?
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27 Apr 2015   #3
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

If you are simply migrating to a larger drive, you could use EaseUS Todo Backup or Acronis which both a clone feature on them. I have personally used EaseUS before in the past.
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27 Apr 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

A Macrium image would be another option.
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27 Apr 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would make a clone with free Macrium or free AOMEI Backupper. That's the easiest. If you go the image route, you have to watch the alignment. Macrium keeps the alignment if you do it right. Read the rules under 'Advanced Topics': Reflect_v5
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27 Apr 2015   #6
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben946210 View Post
If you are simply migrating to a larger drive, you could use EaseUS Todo Backup or Acronis which both a clone feature on them. I have personally used EaseUS before in the past.
Agreed! You can't go wrong with either solution and switching drives will be smooth.
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27 Apr 2015   #7
gemm85

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys--think I will try the Macrium clone. when it comes to software I'm like an old college roommate who used to say--" I don't understand all I know about this", I was a mechanic and holding things in my hand is easier than holding them in my head.
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27 Apr 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you are done with the clone, you will have a lot of unallocated space on the new SSD because it is bigger than the old one. Just right click on C (in disk management) and extend C to include that space.
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27 Apr 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemm85 View Post
Thanks guys--think I will try the Macrium clone. when it comes to software I'm like an old college roommate who used to say--" I don't understand all I know about this", I was a mechanic and holding things in my hand is easier than holding them in my head.
Be aware that Macrium gives you 2 methods to transfer a system to another drive: cloning and imaging.

I'd probably try imaging even though cloning may work---if for no other reason than that you should familiarize yourself with Macrium imaging and continue to use it in the future to backup your existing Windows installation---which cloning does not do.
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27 Apr 2015   #10
whs
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I think for his case, cloning is easier. It takes a little longer than making an image but then it is only a one stop shop. But you are correct to point out the importance of frequent images.
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