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Windows 7: New SSD 240GB for Re-install of OS

15 Feb 2015   #1
rmohle

64bit Windows 7
 
 
New SSD 240GB for Re-install of OS

Hello,

I need a little help. when I first build my computer I did a 4TB HD for all programs and a 64GB for my OS. Now I want to increase my SSD to a 240GB. Well I installed the new SSD popped in my copy of Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM, boot it up and nothing happens. It wont go to the start the install. whats up?


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15 Feb 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you change the temporary boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD first.
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15 Feb 2015   #3
rmohle

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Did you change the temporary boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD first.
probably not... how do I do that?
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15 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you get the BIOS splash screen after power-on see what function key to press to get into the temporary boot menu. In there you navigate with the up/down keys to highlight the CD/DVD reader. Then hit Enter.

Unfortunately there is no standard way to get into the boot screen. Every mobo is different. Some are F12, others ESC and others again F9 ot the zero button. You never know. Only the splash screen or the manual will tell.
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16 Feb 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Trigger the DVD using one-time BIOS boot menu key given.

If you're happy with the install you have you can clone or image the old drive to the new one, using a flexible free imaging program like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums
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17 Feb 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t forget to unplug all other hard drives when installing to the new ssd.
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17 Feb 2015   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Why reinstall? Why not simply clone the 64GB SSD to the 240GB SSD?
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