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Windows 7: Transfering Windors 7 from HDD to SSD - Do I need install disk?

26 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Transfering Windors 7 from HDD to SSD - Do I need install disk?

Later today I plan to follow this SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System guide to transfer my Windows 7 32bit operating system from my HDD to a new 60gb SSD.

My only concern is that I don't have a windows 7 install disk, are they necessary for this method to work? I rashly purchased a windows 7 64bit upgrade hoping to do a clean install (using one of the work around methods for upgrade as full install) but after a few hours figured out you cannot use the upgrade download to go from 32 to 64bit. As a result I have no disk (old purchase) and the wrong upgrade download. If anyone could let me know whats required for the transfer that would be great.

Thanks, apprecaite the time.

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26 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

It looks to me like that tutorial uses imaging to transfer the operating system to the new SSD.

I don't see why that would require a Windows installation disc.
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