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

13 Jan 2015   #1
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 
install ssd and keep all programs without a reinstall of windows

Hello, new here first post.

I have a new SDD for my w7 computer.

I want to boot from SSD and use HDD for everything else.

I don't want to do a reinstall of w7.

Need step by step instructions.

I know how to physically install the SSD.

Don't want to loose my programs. Do have my docs, music, pics. backed up to an external drive.

Thanks for any help.


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13 Jan 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can probably do it by either imaging or cloning.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

A few questions:

How large is the SSD?

How large is the HDD?

How much space is occupied on your current C partition on the HDD?

Is your data also on this C partition as of right now?

You say you want to boot from the SSD. Do you also want your applications to be on the SSD?

If I understand correctly, you want to keep all data on a standard hard drive---none of it on the SSD?
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13 Jan 2015   #3
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

I now see I should post more information, not used to forums. New SSD is installed. Already tried the clone thing. I know I did stuff wrong. I want to start over. With step by step directions. Erase what I did and start again.


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13 Jan 2015   #4
Kaktussoft

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

L is a clone of C?
Disk1-SYSTEM is a clone of Disk0-SYSTEM?
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13 Jan 2015   #5
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Yes it is. I did something very wrong. Willing to start all over again including removing the SSD, and start over with good directions.
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13 Jan 2015   #6
Kaktussoft

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you didn't do anything wrong!! Do you have a win7 install DVD and is that bootable (proof it really boots!)? If so... i give you the instructions
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13 Jan 2015   #7
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

Nothing in the original HDD has been altered.
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13 Jan 2015   #8
gatewatcher

Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium
 
 

I have a windows PE disk that boots. That's all I have.
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13 Jan 2015   #9
Kaktussoft

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

In elevated comand prompt Elevated Command Prompt do:
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
start bcd.txt
Post these output. afterwards you can delete the file
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13 Jan 2015   #10
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gatewatcher View Post
I have a windows PE disk that boots. That's all I have.
What windows pe boot disk?
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