I have a Lenovo Y480 laptop and since i've gotten the laptop I've always been disappointed that they never installed Windows 7 on my SSD portion of the hard drive. So now I want to do it myself but I've having some issues with it due to my situation.
So i was following the guide from seven forums and decided to try and do it the easy way with Paragon Migrate and the program did not pick up my ssd. Saying that I only have one hard drive
The reason for that is because the ssd is a part of the actual 1TB hard drive and not a separately connected drive.
I also got lost in translation upon following the guide and need someone to break it down much simpler because I have installed windows on multiple machines and it does not seem that complicated. I just need to move my OS and nothing else. I would like to keep my programs right where they are.
Also, could I just mount a Windows 7 ISO on a flash drive, boot from the flash drive, install it on the ssd and properly remove windows from the 1TB portion. I know that would cause a loss in drivers
and such but how would i transfer all that data over?
Bottom line, I would like to move my OS to the SSD portion of my hard drive and i'm trying to find the simplest, and most effective way of doing it, and I can't seem to find any answers in comparison to my situation due to the fact that most people just install a SSD separately.
I can't seem to format the partition because I keep receiving an error saying that there are disk utilities and other programs using this drive. I have nothing running accessing this drive other than something I don't know about or system related. I need a way to solve that too
Much appreciated Specs for the hell of it
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
NVIDIA GeForce GT640M-LE
1TB 5400RPM+32GB SSD
8.0GB DDR3 RAM