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Windows 7: Redux: Best Tools/Methods for Moving Image from HDD to SSD?

28 Nov 2011   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Redux: Best Tools/Methods for Moving Image from HDD to SSD?

I have a new Thinkpad x120e as my 'carry piece' and put a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on the original hdd. Got it all nicely tuned but now I want to try out my SSD in the rig. So I need to make an image of the current drive, then restore that image, bootable, to the SSD.

Thinkpad x120e has no optical drive. It can boot however from USB or from the SD Card slot. I used a SD to install Home Premium x64.

What is the best current package for creating the backup archive and restoring it to the SSD? And the best methods?

I imagine this topic has been discussed a lot so if there is a "definitive thread" extant pls flag to me and I'll go over there.

thanks all!

z

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28 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Preview x64
 
 

I dont know but the answer for this question is of my interest too
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28 Nov 2011   #3

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Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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28 Nov 2011   #4
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Take the Paragon Migration tool that is mentioned in my tutorial that theog linked. Yes it costs $19.95 but it will do the job with 2 clicks. If you do it "manually", you have opportunity to make a lot of mistakes.

Paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - Overview
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