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

14 Jan 2015   #41
gregrocker

 

Do you have any questions about the options I wrote out for you?


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14 Jan 2015   #42
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gatewatcher View Post
Okay, here is where I am. Took me awhile to get bios set up, but is ok now, CD 1st boot, SSD next. Disconnected HDD, Disconnected External drive. Started computer, and it boots fine, all works.

SSD is a Silicon Power S80, SATAlll, 240GB.

Motherboard I have no clue.
It's fast now? No 2 boot entries in boot menu? (one pointing to old win7 on HDD)
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14 Jan 2015   #43
Kaktussoft

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SYSTEM (D) and OS (G) on same phusical disk as "data" can be deleted in disk management if system is running smoothly from SSD. Just right click on it and do "remove volume".

What do you want to do with the unallocated space that you have afterwards? Add it to "data"? Create new partitions?
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14 Jan 2015   #44
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
SYSTEM (D) and OS (G) on same phusical disk as "data" can be deleted in disk management if system is running smoothly from SSD. Just right click on it and do "remove volume".

What do you want to do with the unallocated space that you have afterwards? Add it to "data"? Create new partitions?
System is running smoothly. What I really wanted to do from the beginning was have an SSD for faster boot time. Save all my programs, not have to reinstall them. Maybe just have OS and MSoffice on the SSD. When things are download I wanted everything to go to my HHD. That's what I wanted, that's not what happened.
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14 Jan 2015   #45
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

I basically know just enough to get myself in trouble.
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14 Jan 2015   #46
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gatewatcher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
SYSTEM (D) and OS (G) on same phusical disk as "data" can be deleted in disk management if system is running smoothly from SSD. Just right click on it and do "remove volume".

What do you want to do with the unallocated space that you have afterwards? Add it to "data"? Create new partitions?
System is running smoothly. What I really wanted to do from the beginning was have an SSD for faster boot time. Save all my programs, not have to reinstall them. Maybe just have OS and MSoffice on the SSD. When things are download I wanted everything to go to my HHD. That's what I wanted, that's not what happened.
You want "my documents" , "my music" and so on on HDD?
User Folders - Change Default Location

Don't move the user account's appdata folder!
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14 Jan 2015   #47
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Yes, that's correct. I don't know if it's the right thing to do however. I'm not moving anything without step by step directions. That's how I got in this fix to begin with. Till I came here and you helped, didn't even know that the SSD wasn't booting first.
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14 Jan 2015   #48
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gatewatcher View Post
Yes, that's correct. I don't know if it's the right thing to do however. I'm not moving anything without step by step directions. That's how I got in this fix to begin with. Till I came here and you helped, didn't even know that the SSD wasn't booting first.
Allways make backups!! Is it the "my docs", "my pictures" and so on stuff that's so big?
Or do you have really big applications?
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14 Jan 2015   #49
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

I have back ups, to external drive. Docs,1.75GB
Music, 4.08GB
Pics, 4.0GB
Videos, 16.5GB
My file folder, 19.4GB
Appdata,8.81GB


Maybe I shouldn't move anything. But I don't want to fill up my SSD. New stuff should not go to it, I think. Not sure if I'm right.
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14 Jan 2015   #50
gregrocker

 

I wrote out for you earlier what's worked best in thousands of similar cases.

Wipe the Hard drive with Diskpart Clean Command I gave you.

Create new Logical data partition on hard drive, copy your files into it. Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Move the User folders there following link that's been posted twice now. User Folders - Change Default Location

For best organization keep your files sorted into the User folders.

Save a Macrium backup image to hard drive. Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums

Keep secondary backup of files and images on external. This can be automated to backup whenever you plug in external using Windows Backup Center. Backup User and System Files
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