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Windows 7: Mirrored drive: HD failure error..Replaced with SSD?

10 Sep 2012   #1

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Mirrored drive: HD failure error..Replaced with SSD?

My existing dual boot winxp/Windows 7 mirrored configuration appears to have issues.

I ordered a SSD hd today from newegg.

Question: new install, or just re-image the SSD?

IF i do new install, do i have to have a authorization from Microsoft? I purchased this Windows 7 Professional 2 years ago...

thanks


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10 Sep 2012   #2
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You can reinstall retail Windows 7 as often and wherever you want, as long as if it's Upgrade it qualifies with an XP/Vista copy which doesn't need to be installed at the time.

Unplug any other HD's, boot the Windows 7 installer to Clean Reinstall following the same steps as in this tutorial to get a perfect reinstall.

If your SSD space gets tight, copy the User folders to a secondary HD then link them to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Once the data drive appears in each library, you can delete the contents of the User folder on C.
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