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Windows 7: Migrate Win7 Hp Edition to new ssd

18 Jul 2012   #1
ioSmith

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Migrate Win7 Hp Edition to new ssd

Hello all.
I just bought a new Hp Pavilion dv7-6b11. It comes with preinstalled Win7 64bit Home Premium. I also installed a new ssd drive. I want to have as primary the ssd with Win7 and secondary the original hdd.
What is the best way to do it? I mean i want the Hp's Win7 version to be installed in my new ssd disk. OK, i thought i could download Win7 original and activate it with my stickers serial. But what about the drivers which are alredy preintalled?
Are there gonna be any problems?

I think it's a classic problem (the "i bought a new laptop, i installed a new ssd and i want to install the original-preinstalled Win7 on ssd") but i haven't found a proper solution.


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18 Jul 2012   #2
geek5706407

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Most of the drivers with windows 7 will be included when you install windows 7 on your new SSD. If you are missing drivers you can loacte them on HP's website under drivers and support section, they are free to download and install.
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18 Jul 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This is what you want to do the transfer. Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview It will cost you $20 but it does everything and there is no muss, no fuss. It is well worth the money. == Here is a tutorial that guides you through it. It also explains a way to do it without spending the $20, but I would spend the money. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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18 Jul 2012   #4
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

+1 for Paragon Migrate OS to SSD. I have used this software a number of times and it has performed flawlessly every time.
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18 Jul 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

I would not transfer HP's worst-in-the-industry load of crapware and useless duplicate utilties to precious space on an SSD, but instead get the much superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You can even leave the bloatware install on the old HD, as long as you unplug it during install to the SSD. Afterwards from the SSD access your HD User folders, rightclick each to link to the relevant Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums to save space and keep your files on the HDD. You'll need to add a Downloads library.

If you want to boot the HP bloated install on HD, use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. When you're done with it, move the User folders off the HD long enough to delete, create and reformat in Disk Mgmt a true data drive.
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19 Jul 2012   #6
ioSmith

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you all for your replies. I have added no files or documents in my laptop so far, so there are no files to transfer to new ssd (MyDocuments, MyPictures, etc). I don't even need or want any of the trial programs which come with the Hp's Win7 installation.
I was wondering whether the Hp's Win7 pre-installation has any improvements for my laptop (as they claim)? That's the reason i wanted to transfer this original Hp's Win7 version to my new ssd.
Otherwise, i'm gonna do a clean installation with Win7 OEM (as suggested) on ssd and a full format to other hdd.
Except for Win7 (around 11GB), what else should i install on ssd in order to get my laptop as fast as possible? My ssd is an Intel 330 60GB.
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19 Jul 2012   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ioSmith View Post
Thank you all for your replies. I have added no files or documents in my laptop so far, so there are no files to transfer to new ssd (MyDocuments, MyPictures, etc). I don't even need or want any of the trial programs which come with the Hp's Win7 installation.
I was wondering whether the Hp's Win7 pre-installation has any improvements for my laptop (as they claim)? That's the reason i wanted to transfer this original Hp's Win7 version to my new ssd.
Otherwise, i'm gonna do a clean installation with Win7 OEM (as suggested) on ssd and a full format to other hdd.
Except for Win7 (around 11GB), what else should i install on ssd in order to get my laptop as fast as possible? My ssd is an Intel 330 60GB.
You won't find anything to make your PC any faster than a SSD. Do the clean install and you will be very happy with it. You do know that you don't need to buy a Windows 7 disk. You can just borrow one from a friend and put the key that came on your PC in to activate it.
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19 Jul 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ioSmith View Post
Except for Win7 (around 11GB), what else should i install on ssd in order to get my laptop as fast as possible? My ssd is an Intel 330 60GB.
Nothing other than Windows Updates and your chosen applications.

Windows 7 will probably be close to 20 GB when you get it all installed and updated.

You should confirm proper alignment on the SSD--it should be fine by default.

You can adjust the space devoted to System Restore and the page file to save space if desired. Likewise, you can delete the hibernation file to save space fi you do not use hibernation.

I'd probably run a benchmark on the SSD after it was set up to confirm all is well.

Get the newest version of the Intel Toolbox for the SSD. It has some excellent optimization tools that you can set to run automatically every week. The tool takes only a few seconds to complete. You can also use the toolbox to identify your firmware, get an estimate of remaining SSD life, examine SMART data, etc.
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19 Jul 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Burn a copy of your restore discs before you do anything else. Store them in a safe place. Then, if it was my system, I'd blank the entire HDD, and do a clean install of the OS on the SSD.

You can also backup the swsetup directory, as your preinstalled apps are in there, in the event you need/want to reinstall some of the included apps.
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