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Windows 7: Transfering Windows 7 to SSD from HDD on new laptop?


15 Jan 2013   #21

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Actually I was able to download and install the ethernet driver so i'm all set. thanks again

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15 Jan 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=bigmck;2252033]
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Yes, Windows will be on both the SSD and the HDD, but it will boot from the SSD because the SSD will be your C: drive automatically. Your HDD will become something else. You want to leave your files on the HDD until the SSD is working OK. We can talk about getting the Win 7 off the HDD later.
I've managed to correctly get windows 7 on the SSD + download and install all correct drivers. I'm now going to reconnect the old HDD that has windows 7 on it as well. I don't need any information on it, would you guys recommend dragging everything into the trash bin or using 1 of the many wiping tutorials?

Thanks again, I really appreciate it
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15 Jan 2013   #23

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

After reconnecting the old HDD I booted the laptop up to find out it had jumped back into the driver seat and is now the C drive yet again?

I have no idea why or what I should do at this point? My computers identical to before I had touched the SSD
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15 Jan 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DellXPS14 View Post
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Thanks for all of the help, much appreciated.

Can someone clarify how to do this:

"If you booted from the USB drive to install Windows 7, then you may need to change the hard drive back to being listed before the USB key in the boot order in BIOS after the computer restarts during installation to prevent the computer from booting right back into the USB key starting the installation process over and over."
After you install Windows, go back in your Bios and change the boot order. It should be your DVD first and then your Hard Drive with your Windows on it next. You must have changed the boot order before you installed Windows. Just go in the same way and change the boot order again as I described above.
Alright, wouldn't I make the SSD 1st because I don't have a DVD drive?

I think i'm going to try it tonight, I have my USB made up.

On a side note, will I need to repeat this process of unplugging the HD when I do a factory reset in the future?
Sorry, yes the first boot should be the SSD with the Windows. I doubt you will be able to do the factory reset since you did a clean install. You will always be safe by unplugging everything when installing to your SSD.
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15 Jan 2013   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management. Be sure and expand the columns so we can read all of the print. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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15 Jan 2013   #26
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DellXPS14 View Post
I'm now going to reconnect the old HDD that has windows 7 on it as well. I don't need any information on it, would you guys recommend dragging everything into the trash bin or using 1 of the many wiping tutorials?
This question was also anticipated and answered for you yesterday:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Once everything is running fine and you're ready you can wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command and repartition in Disk Mgmt.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DellXPS14 View Post
After reconnecting the old HDD I booted the laptop up to find out it had jumped back into the driver seat and is now the C drive yet again?

I have no idea why or what I should do at this point? My computers identical to before I had touched the SSD
Why would you have no idea what to do when several posts earlier I had anticipated this and told you:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Once you've installed to the SSD you can plug back in the other HDD making sure SSD remains set first HD to boot in BIOS setup.
And even after I repeated the rules for drivers from the tutorial several times you still downloaded 3000 driver files?

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Run all Optional and IMportant Windows Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3). Once all rounds of Updates are done for any drivers still missing in Device manager browse to the HD Windows/System32 to pick up the driver for install. Driver Install - Device Manager
Why would you ignore advice given repeatedly to prevent you from having the very issues you encountered? And why when you're given a tutorial promising to result in a perfect install would you go out of your way to ignore it, even the attempt to spoon feed you quotes from it?
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15 Jan 2013   #27

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

gregrocker, sorry I must have read over it by accident, thanks for reiterating everything.

i do however have a valid question. i've searched how to change boot order in bios and can't seem to apply it to my bios menu. i've attached a photo of what i'm looking at.

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15 Jan 2013   #28

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Here is a photo of the advance tab if its needed

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15 Jan 2013   #29
Microsoft MVP

 

As you have an EFI BIOS I would use it in Legacy Mode which allows install to MBR disk. So you'd want to expand the Legacy Boot options to look them over.

However if your old install was in EFI mode your HD may be in GPT format now. Will it boot now in Legacy mode?
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15 Jan 2013   #30

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As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or use Paragon 12.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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