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

16 Jan 2015   #71
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

I got this SSD as a Christmas gift, not the one I would have bought. I would have bought a Crucial one, with help to install. Not what I got so, working on getting things in order.


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16 Jan 2015   #72
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Come on people, let`s just help the guy get done what he wants to get done.

1st thing, do you want to add that 3.05 GB of un allocated space to the ssd ?

Let`s try to get that done 1st.
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16 Jan 2015   #73
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

@ gregrocker, still trying to sort out the libraries. All I want is a nice clean SSD. so machine boots and everything to go to my HDD. Sounds easy. Probably is for you guys. I have plenty of room there. Machine works great now. Just not how it should be I think.
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16 Jan 2015   #74
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

What your asking I don't know. I want a nice clean SSD, for quick boot. That was why I wanted it to begin with. And, everything should go to HDD where I have lots of room. That's it. Maybe it's wrong, maybe it can't be done, that's why I came here.
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16 Jan 2015   #75
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

There are 2 Active partitions right now.
That can cause problems (unless you're dual booting and configured correctly).
I think that is part of what Greg is trying to clean up now...
He's also trying to make sure you don't lose any data.
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16 Jan 2015   #76
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But, but ..... he`s all done, he`s just working on the hard drive, no need to spend any money.
I guess I should have read the whole sage, LOL.
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16 Jan 2015   #77
gregrocker

 

For most people that size SSD should be big enough to include all programs and files. Your previous Win7 partition used only half that much. Was it severely edited down in size in preparation for the cloning?

If not then what I would do is wait until you notice the space is getting spare to move User folders gradually to the HD, trying both the methods to see which one you like best: User Folders - Change Default Location or Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums with Library - Set Save Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums. I prefer moving the User folders myself.
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16 Jan 2015   #78
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

@DavidE. I shouldn't lose any data, it's backed up on J, another external, and DVD disks unless I missed something. That's possible.
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16 Jan 2015   #79
gregrocker

 

David, the old System Reserved is still Active because it is self-booting but because it isn't booted in the screenshot does not have the System flag showing. We confirmed this earlier when the old OS was booted (as signified by the Boot flag) and contained System flag in screenshot:



Hence if he removes the Active flag it will not be able to boot so I'd wait until he is ready to get rid of that OS before marking it Inactive and then deleting the old System Reserved and Win7 partitions. Or he can wipe that HD to get it cleanest.
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16 Jan 2015   #80
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Understood and agreed.
Thanks Greg.
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