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Windows 7: Move system from HDD to SSD without reinstalling


29 Jan 2012   #1
DoF

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 
Move system from HDD to SSD without reinstalling

Hi!

Is there any way to move my Windows 7 installation from HDD to an SSD without reinstalling windows or the software?

I would also like to know how to get rid of dual boot screen that I created when I had a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot. Then I've formatted the Ubuntu partition and reinstalled windows, but the dual boot sreen is still present.

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29 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

DoF,
Welcome to SF. My SSD came with a software program from Apricorn called EZ Gig III cloning software and it works amazingly well. I'm sure others will have ideas and possibly free open source solutions. I removed a XP and Windows 7 dual boot but it was so long ago I can't remember what I had to do.
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29 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Welcome aboard, DoF

For your first issue, the tutorials ...

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System and

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer will help you.

To remove the dual boot screen, let us first know if it is Windows boot manager screen, or GRUB screen. Better, you post a screenshot of maximized disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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29 Jan 2012   #4
DoF

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I'd say it's Windows boot manger screen. Simple white letters on black with only windows, ubuntu and some tool options available.



Disk management
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29 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DoF View Post
Hi!

Is there any way to move my Windows 7 installation from HDD to an SSD without reinstalling windows or the software?
There are 2 ways:

Cloning.

Restoring from a previously made image file.
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29 Jan 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Open msconfig>Boot to see if there is an Ubuntu listing to delete.

To move your existing installation to SSD I would only move Windows 7 and 100mb Sys Reserved partitions, following the steps given earlier: SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
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