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Windows 7: Transfer windows 7 from one disk to another


05 Jun 2011   #1

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Transfer windows 7 from one disk to another

I have windows 7 on a small 60gb hard drive and I just bought a new 1tb drive and want to just move everything over.

I have both the hard drives installed. Is there any way to just put the windows 7 disk in and transfer it over?

Any help would be nice, I don't wanna lose my info.

Thanks.


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05 Jun 2011   #2

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You might want to make an image of the old HD & move to the new HD

Imaging with free Macrium
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05 Jun 2011   #3

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You can use the base of this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System


Also take a look at this thead we are working on right now.
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05 Jun 2011   #4

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I was reading the tutorial and it sounds like I actually need 3 hard drives to do it. Is that accurate?

I have some knowledge of computers but I don't know everything.
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05 Jun 2011   #5

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Cloning you need two, backup would be three.
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05 Jun 2011   #6

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Ok, so I can make a backup image a put it on my new hard drive and go from there?
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05 Jun 2011   #7

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Alright. I used acronis to do everything. it was easy to do it, just a few buttons to press and that's it.

Thanks for all your help.
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05 Jun 2011   #8

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Well done.

You are welcome.
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