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Windows 7: Fresh OS install on SSD will files be wiped?

22 Jun 2012   #1
padgettnr15

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
Fresh OS install on SSD will files be wiped?

Currently have win7 installed on one of my HDDs and the other has all my media, can/how would I move my favorite programs over? My intentions are to move the programs I don't want to lose/reinstall to the media drive temporarily, then install windows on the SSD and finally wipe the current system/program drive and just put the programs that don't need to be on the SSD.

Edit; I apologize in advance if this is a repost, I've been searching all afternoon and couldn't find anywhere, anyone answering a similar question.


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22 Jun 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by padgettnr15 View Post
My intentions are to move the programs I don't want to lose/reinstall to the media drive temporarily, then install windows on the SSD and finally wipe the current system/program drive and just put the programs that don't need to be on the SSD.
You can't move installed programs around from drive to drive and expect them to work.

Your choices are:

1: Clone the existing Windows installation to the SSD.

2: Make an image of the existing Windows installation, store that image on some other drive, and then restore it to the SSD.

3: Do a clean install to the SSD.
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22 Jun 2012   #3
gregrocker
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You must reinstall all programs if you Clean Reinstall.
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