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Windows 7: Tutorial on how to install Windows 7 on new SSD?

25 Sep 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

I was referring to the transition period after installing to the SSD then making sure you have everything moved over from the HDD.

You have 30 days to activate the new install by which time you'd need to have deleted the old install as specified.

To have two installs activated at the same time you'd need a second key.


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25 Sep 2013   #12
mibaup

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I was referring to the transition period after installing to the SSD then making sure you have everything moved over from the HDD.

You have 30 days to activate the new install by which time you'd need to have deleted the old install as specified.

To have two installs activated at the same time you'd need a second key.
Oh you made it clearer now there is a transition period..thanks!
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25 Sep 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

Yes, but it's only taking advantage of the 30 days you have to activate the new install. It doesn't need to be that long.

Do you want to leave your data on the other HDD and link it from the new install, or move it into the new install?

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25 Sep 2013   #14
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks, I was just wondering what will happen if I will install Windows 7 on the SSD, and not formatting the installation from the old drive, is that possible?
There is one other thing that might happen. When I did a clean install on the SSD and input the Product Key, it was not immediately activated. I got a popup that asked me to call a phone number to Microsoft.
It was a recording on the phone I called. It asked a few questions and asked me to give them the Product Key. It took about five minutes. They activated Windows with no problem. I just thought I would point that out.
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26 Sep 2013   #15
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks bigmck and gregrocker, and last thing(): after I install Windows 7 on the new SSD, I can delete the Windows from the HDD by simply marking the Windows folder, and deleting it to the Recycle bin? Or I need to delete the old Windows in a different way?
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26 Sep 2013   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks bigmck and gregrocker, and last thing(): after I install Windows 7 on the new SSD, I can delete the Windows from the HDD by simply marking the Windows folder, and deleting it to the Recycle bin? Or I need to delete the old Windows in a different way?
Just as a safety precaution before you delete it, unplug the HDD with Windows and reboot your PC. This is just to make sure that the SSD is booting on its own. After that you can delete it as you said.
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26 Sep 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

I just told you above exactly how to do it:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When ready to delete the OS either delete its partition in Disk Mgmt, or wipe the HD of all code to get it cleanest using Diskpart Clean Command
Since you apparently aren't paying attention to what is said, don't forget to unplug the HDD during install to the SSD so you don't have to worry about whether the HDD is booting the SSD later when you delete Win7 from the HDD.
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