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Windows 7: Moving Factory image from HDD to new SSD

31 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Moving Factory image from HDD to new SSD

Hello I need help with the following problem. I have a 452GB HDD with factory image option from dell and i just brought a new 128GB SSD. I also have a 456GB External HDD. What i need help with is How can i move my factory image over to my SSD so i can restore my computer if i need it later on. I have the Windows 7 CD but no driver's or anything else. If any other information is needed please say so and i will post it. What i want to do is something like this... install windows 7 from CD onto my SSD then use the Factory image and restore it back to factory settings so i get all the driver's and Utilities also also.

System info - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 8GB of RAM Core i7 @2.2ghz.

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01 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise you can try shrinking the Win7 partition to get it as small as possible so it will fit onto the SSD, then save externally a backup image to use to reimage to the SSD:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

Another option is to clone the HD to SSD using Acronis premium cloning app which comes free if you have any WD or Seagate HD in the mix.

Finally read over these steps to give you more options: SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
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01 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you i will try this and reply back to let you know if it worked.
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