Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New SSD Drive

04 May 2014   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
New SSD Drive

Hi all just purchased a new SSD Drive and need to clone copy my win seven installation over to it, what's the best way to go about it anyone done it?, don't really want to reinstall, my currant installation will fit on SSD, my current win 7 installation is on a raid configuration if that matters.

thanks for any help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 May 2014   #2
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I found this anyone use this not got my drive yet so cant try
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2014   #3
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Cloning is one way to do it but if you have an external drive you could use it is preferable to image your current OS drive, storing the image file on your external, and then restoring the image to your new drive. There are several free imaging programs you could use for this, including Aomei Backupper, or the one usually favoured here, Macrium Reflect. I advise this because for ppl not familiar with cloning it is not uncommon for them to get it wrong and wipe their OS drive. That cannot happen with imaging.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 May 2014   #5
kevdlandrig

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

If you only want to clone, then you can use clonezilla. I've tried some other methods, but they don't seem as reliable. I posted about this here:
(Dell Inspiron) No bootable device
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2014   #6
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've used Clonezilla on Linux systems and agree with folks that say that it is very hard to figure out how to use it -- and any mistakes could wipe out your current installation. Instead, I heartily recommend the Image/Restore path using Macrium Reflect. I've done that several times "migrating" installations from HDDs to SSDs and never yet run into any problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New SSD Drive




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 has swapped my drive paths with my boot drive and sec. drive
I have just finished a pc build with a SSD to be used as the boot/OS drive and a secondary 2 HDD setup in raid 0 for storage. First I started with the SSD only and installed win7, applied all the updates etc. At this point the system has rebooted at least half a dozen times with no issue. ...
Installation & Setup
Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive
I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a...
Hardware & Devices
Storing games in the 2nd hard drive (D Drive) instead of Win C Drive.
Hi - just a quick question. Currently, my laptop is configured in the following manner: C Drive: where Windows 7 is stored -> on an SSD D Drive: hard disk drive. I want to store my games in my D drive but is concerned whether the way i do it is correct or not. When installing the games;...
Gaming
Additional drive appears (drive f) while forematting new drive
This is a new built computer, I have installed win7 64bit on a 500 gig hard drive (tosheba), this is drive C. Everything works fine! I was wanting to use windows 7 backup, so I went and got another 500 gig hard drive (WD), I connected the HD and powered up the computer and that's all I did!...
Hardware & Devices
Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive
I have a Samsung s2 1tb external hard drive. Today when I hooked it up to my laptop it would not load. It will shows local F drive when it usually will say samsung Drive. A pop up box will then appear stating "you need to format drive" I know if I reformat it I will lose all my data which...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years) I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App