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Windows 7: How to move WIN-7 64Bit from 128GB SSD to 256 GB SSD

07 Nov 2011   #1
Alexc4thinfreg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1 Fully updated
 
 
How to move WIN-7 64Bit from 128GB SSD to 256 GB SSD

I think I know how to do this but it's not my specialty. I have Acronis home plus. In order to move everything
from my 128GB SSD would I just use Acronis to backup the 128GB and then use an Acronis startup disk
to restore the backup\image to the bigger SSD?

What about programs that rely on "hardware" id for licensing?
Or would it be more feasible to just move only FSX to the bigger SSD.?
Wouldn't there still be problems for programs\addons such as aircraft.?
There is that pesky registry. If I remove FSX from my "C" drive I regain ~75GBs
of space. Right now I have 28GBs remaining.

1) move all of my current "C" to the bigger SSD
2) move only FSX to the bigger SSD
3 just reinstall FSX on the bigger SSD and,
re-license everything again.( not what I want to do )

What i am trying to avoid is reinstalling FSX
I'ld appreciate any suggestions

Alex


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07 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Normally, I would use choice 1---move all of C to the new SSD.

But--I am not familiar with FSX and "programs that rely on hardware ID for licensing". Never heard of such a thing.

Are you positive that FSX would be aware that it is now on a new SSD after the image restoration?
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07 Nov 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I'd use Acronis to clone over the smaller SSD to the larger one using the boot disk.
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07 Nov 2011   #4
Alexc4thinfreg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1 Fully updated
 
 

Hi ignatzatsonic,
I have a program "TSR Autobrake" I use it with FSX. It is used to calculate braking for the Boeing B-737.
I'm sure it uses hareware...to validate. I own\bought all of the programs that I use: There is a program from flight1 that sets the FSX path in the registry: I'm only concerned with program that install themselves into the FSX directory
itself. I would like to know if it is feasible to move FSX to the new SSD and continue using Drive-C for just the O.S.
And thank you for taking the time.

Alex
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07 Nov 2011   #5
Alexc4thinfreg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1 Fully updated
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd use Acronis to clone over the smaller SSD to the larger one using the boot disk.
Hi gregrocker, would you please briefly outline your proceedure?
Thanks

Alex
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07 Nov 2011   #6
Alexc4thinfreg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1 Fully updated
 
 

I guess I'll just use acronis to move the entire 128GB disk to the new 256GB disk. If you guys think of any pitfalls please let me know.

Thanks again.

Alex
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07 Nov 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You might need to align the new SSD.

SSD Alignment
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07 Nov 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The Cloning procedure begins on page 40 of the True Image manual which is the same for retail version as for the WD/Seagate HD's free version used here: http://www.wdc.com/WDProducts/Librar.../acronisum.pdf
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07 Nov 2011   #9
Alexc4thinfreg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1 Fully updated
 
 

You guys are solid gold. This is the kind of help I am looking for so, that I will avoid an "aw shit" moment later.
Thanks everyone.

Alex

P.S. If you think of anything else please post them: I will monitor the thread.
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07 Nov 2011   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexc4thinfreg View Post
Hi ignatzatsonic,
I have a program "TSR Autobrake" I use it with FSX. It is used to calculate braking for the Boeing B-737.
I'm sure it uses hareware...to validate. I own\bought all of the programs that I use: There is a program from flight1 that sets the FSX path in the registry: I'm only concerned with program that install themselves into the FSX directory
itself. I would like to know if it is feasible to move FSX to the new SSD and continue using Drive-C for just the O.S.
And thank you for taking the time.

Alex
I'm not clear on your "hardware validation" concept, but....if you restore an image, the paths in the registry would remain the same. You'd have the same registry.

As far as I can see, the only reason not to keep both the OS and FSX on the new SSD would be because of a lack of space.
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