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Windows 7: Reinstallation on SSD, how much GB needed for clean install?

21 Feb 2015   #11
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm not storing data on an SSD; thats my OS drive.

I'm not TOUCHING the HDD, period, until it's accidentally deleted volume is recovered...


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21 Feb 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then what are you talking about by saying migrating the old to the new ?
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21 Feb 2015   #13
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Then what are you talking about by saying migrating the old to the new ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
Or (Option 2) partition the SSD and put a fresh clean installation of my Windows on the new partition, then gradually migrate data (ie My Docs, Etc) from the old to the new, and then just reinstall a few essential applications... the only catch being my Steam installation has a number of junctions created to the HDD using Steam Mover; so I'll presume that after reinstalling Steam, I'll probably have to copy the original from the old partition, over onto the new.
Lets see....

My Documents
My Pictures
My Music
My Videos

Basically, everything in the My Docs folder.

But thats old news.

Read the rest of the thread please, that was before I was told that with my Retail copy of Win 7... It can be simply transfered to a new computer without reinstalling anything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can migrate Win7 retail to any other hardware you want for life. Why would you need to buy another copy?

I would try doing the adaptive restore to see how it performs, then if not to your liking you can reinstall.

The problem that I have now is...

While prepping my USB drive for that Paragon software to do the adaptive restore, I accidentally wiped out the volume on my 932GB WD Hard Drive... instead of the 934MB USB drive... I got the numbers mixed up cause I was too tired to pay attention to what I was doing last night... 850+ GB of data and applications, accidentally wiped out...

Now I am trying to recover that volume on that HDD, cause thats where all the rest of the important data is stored, including the latest Back Up of my SSD, that was made last night.

See this thread > click < for those details...

I'm in complete panic mode atm until I figure out how to recover that accidentally deleted volume...
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21 Feb 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Lets see....

My Documents
My Pictures
My Music
My Videos

Basically, everything in the My Docs folder.

Once again, you should not be storing any data on the ssd, so you should not have to transfer anything.

This will help you recover the partitions.

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

How to Make Partition Recovery | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
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21 Feb 2015   #15
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well thats where Windows put it.

But I don't care about that right now...

I'm more concerned about recovering the lost volume on my HDD...

I cant do anything else until thats recovered.
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21 Feb 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But then you copy and paste it to your hard drive.

So you never loose it. Then delete it off the ssd.
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21 Feb 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I wondering where one would buy Windows 7 Ultimate and not have SP-1 included on the DVD.

Picture in post #8
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21 Feb 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

When it first came out, it didn`t have SP1.

Just as Vista didn`t etc.

I`m wondering why it says "Includes Windows Anytime Upgrade" on it ????

Thought that would only come with lesser versions.
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21 Feb 2015   #19
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Its an older copy of Win 7 Ultimate.

I bought it 5 years ago; March of 2011....

SP1 was released in February of 2011; so I obviously got one of the older copies that did not include it yet.
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21 Feb 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hold on to that packaging like Gold, you are one of the fortunate ones who can put in your retail Ultimate key and download the latest iso file with Service Pack 1 to do your future installs.

That is of course if Ultimate is still on the server.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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