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Windows 7: i got an SSD, need help transfering OS to new drive.

28 Jan 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Let's not mix subjects. Your other problem will be dealt with in the other thread.

An imaging program, whether Pargon, free Macrium or a number of other similar imaging programs all do the same thing. They image one or more partitions depending on your choices. And they image everything in the partition. That can be an OS partition that contains the operating system or a data partition that contains only data.

But your first step must be to reduce the amount of data that sits on the C partition so that you can fit it on the SSD. And if you have a 120GB SSD, the C partition should not contain more than 100GBs of data. You need some free space for future updates and for the SSDs garbage collection.

Once that is done, we can discuss the next steps. It would help us if you posted a full snip of yout Disk Managment.


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28 Jan 2014   #12
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Let's not mix subjects. Your other problem will be dealt with in the other thread.

An imaging program, whether Pargon, free Macrium or a number of other similar imaging programs all do the same thing. They image one or more partitions depending on your choices. And they image everything in the partition. That can be an OS partition that contains the operating system or a data partition that contains only data.

But your first step must be to reduce the amount of data that sits on the C partition so that you can fit it on the SSD. And if you have a 120GB SSD, the C partition should not contain more than 100GBs of data. You need some free space for future updates and for the SSDs garbage collection.

Once that is done, we can discuss the next steps. It would help us if you posted a full snip of yout Disk Managment.
Then there really isn't a point trying to image the C:\ Drive which currently contains my OS because i planned on wiping it clean after i installed windows on the SSD and turning it into a data HDD, if its impossible to transfer registries and such, then im just going to have to reinstall the programs i want back. Im not about to go through every single spot of the c:\ drive and clean up 400gb's worth of data. And before i do anything with this SSD i need to solve my other issue first. So until its solved i'm probably not going to come back to this thread.
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