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Windows 7: How do I transfer op system to different drive?

21 Nov 2012   #1
googalabosh

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How do I transfer op system to different drive?

I have installed a new ssd (240GB) into my computer. Everything is currently on a 500GB HDD and I want to transfer all of it (including the op system) to the SSD.

How do I do this and ensure the computer boots from the SSD?


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21 Nov 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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21 Nov 2012   #3
googalabosh

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Wow. I'm still a novice at this stuff so I'll try the $19.99 program and see how that goes. thanks
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21 Nov 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Smart decision. The Paragon Migration tool works really well. I have used it many times.

Although I have to say, the manual way of transferring the OS is a lot more fun and you could learn a lot too.
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21 Nov 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by googalabosh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Wow. I'm still a novice at this stuff so I'll try the $19.99 program and see how that goes. thanks
Don't be like me and pay the $19.95 and then decide to do a Clean Install. Never did use the program.
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22 Nov 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Wow. I'm still a novice at this stuff so I'll try the $19.99 program and see how that goes. thanks
Don't be like me and pay the $19.95 and then decide to do a Clean Install. Never did use the program.
I am with you. But for someone who is not used to work on the command line, the Paragon tool is handy. 3 clicks and you are done.
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24 Nov 2012   #7
summmer

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

hey, youc an transfer your os to your new ssd with thidrd party system migration software, such as Paragon, AOMEI Partition Asssitant ( freeware). both of the two tools are good except Paragon need to pay. you can learn more inforamtion about these two tools through this post: (Solved) - Migrate System to Solid State Disk by Two Known Software How-To Geek Forums
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24 Nov 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by summmer View Post
hey, youc an transfer your os to your new ssd with thidrd party system migration software, such as Paragon, AOMEI Partition Asssitant ( freeware). both of the two tools are good except Paragon need to pay. you can learn more inforamtion about these two tools through this post: (Solved) - Migrate System to Solid State Disk by Two Known Software How-To Geek Forums
Funny, now I remember that thread on HTG - I had even posted on it. I guess you can try this freeware program. I have never used it because I like 'the hard way', LOL.
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