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Windows 7: Merging Windows 7 onto bigger SSD

02 Aug 2014   #1
BorisTheAnimal

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Merging Windows 7 onto bigger SSD

Hi,

I have bought a bigger and maybe also a bit faster SSD, I have successfully installed my Windows 7 on it but now I am wondering if there is a way to kind of merge the personal files from my old SSD onto the bigger one?

Any answer is welcome.




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02 Aug 2014   #2
whs
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You can of course copy the data from the old SSD. If you want to do a real merge, you have to use a sync program. But I recommend to do that with a copy of all the data (old and new). Sync pograms can produce results that you did not expect.
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02 Aug 2014   #3
BorisTheAnimal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can of course copy the data from the old SSD. If you want to do a real merge, you have to use a sync program. But I recommend to do that with a copy of all the data (old and new). Sync pograms can produce results that you did not expect.
So I just what, double click my current "Local Disk C:" and press ctrl+a ctrl+c and move over to the new SSD and press ctrl+v?
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02 Aug 2014   #4
whs
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I would right click on the folders and 'Copy' and then 'Paste' them to the new disk. CTL+C and CTL+V works too but is a bit unusual.
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02 Aug 2014   #5
BorisTheAnimal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would right click on the folders and 'Copy' and then 'Paste' them to the new disk. CTL+C and CTL+V works too but is a bit unusual.
Um, you know right that they mean the same thing? xD
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02 Aug 2014   #6
whs
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Yes they do. I just think that Copy/Save is safer.
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