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Windows 7: install ssd and keep all programs without a reinstall of windows

16 Jan 2015   #111
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Found the apply, let you know about results in a few.

yep, it's done. Successful.


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16 Jan 2015   #112
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

See, didn't know how to do that. Thanks.
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16 Jan 2015   #113
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ok, now close PW and post a new shot of Disk management. That will be it for tonight.

You see how easy it was
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16 Jan 2015   #114
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Okay, It was easy, because you know how. If I can remember it, I'll know how to do it again too. That's what I needed some hand holding.


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16 Jan 2015   #115
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

@AddRam, thank you.
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16 Jan 2015   #116
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

Now when you`re ready you use the same technique and drop down menu to delete the hard drive when you`re ready.

Get some rest, have a good nite, talk to you tomorrow, Great job

Rep given for following instructions
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16 Jan 2015   #117
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Sounds good. I think the old HDD can be deleted. But again, do you mean just delete or wipe clean. You know what you mean maybe I don't. I so much appreciate your help. Good night. Thanks again.
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16 Jan 2015   #118
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We are gonna delete all the partitions (except the Recovery partition) down to un allocated space. Then we will create 2 Primary partitions for storage.

If Greg says the Recovery partition is now useless, we will get rid of that too, no rush.

We will await his answer.
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16 Jan 2015   #119
gregrocker

 

Yes, I already said Recovery will not work without the OS partition, and provided the steps with illustrated tutorials for him to use at his leisure to do whatever he wants to do.

With all that space there is no reason to rush, so he should take all the time needed to make sure everything is backed up first.

I'm still waiting to hear if the boot times improved to know if he even has an SSD install he should keep. So for the fifth time: did boot times improve when you unplugged the HD because if so then it should be wiped of boot code using Diskpart Clean Command ?
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16 Jan 2015   #120
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Greg, he`s done for the nite, he is elderly and has a medical condition, I will continue with him tomorrow.
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