I'm currently running a two year installation of Windows 7 Pro 32 bit, installed with AHCI on a 650i chipset motherboard , which i'd like to keep.
Here's my setup and my battleplan:
C:\80 gb hdd, 60gb full, system. IDE
D:\160gb hdd, empty, clean. IDE
Z:\1tb data HDD, SATA
650i moterboard chipset
Win7Pro 32 bit, updated to the day, installed with AHCI on
I want to move my installation to a Z77 motherboard, and move my entire system disk on a 64 gb SSD. Here's what i plan to do:
Copy C to D (using HDClone 1/1 drivecopy drive)
Shrink C to SDD size 64gb (defragged before)
Install new Drivers
for Z77 mobo
Copy C to SDD (which will fit perfectly without ajustments or partition tricks)
Shutdown and pray
Remove C, D drives
-Drives on SATA 1/2
-Plug in evreything
Bootmgr/bcdfix if needed on bootup
With luck, i should have my new system running on an SSD, with a new mobo, and without too many IRQ or such issues. I'll have a backup 1:1 clone before and after the driver
updates and i also have IDE to Sata adaptors in case i need to plugin my IDE drives which i'm hoping i won't have to do.
So, what am i forgetting? Tips?