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Windows 7: Acronis 13 Clone Disc HD to SSD Questions

26 Aug 2015   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Acronis 13 Clone Disc HD to SSD Questions

Hi,
I have decided to replace my failing HD w/ a SSD. My question is when I go to clone the disc using Acronis should I first format the SSD to NTSF or will the clone process do that for myself. If I have to format the SSD how do I go about that (I has been quite awhile)

from what I remember I go to>computer>manage>disc management and then what ;-)?

Also my original HD had some bad sectors ,but seemed to still work fine, would I be ok in just making a clone of that? Or should I must I do a complete reinstall of the OS and all my software ( hope not). Also I did make a image of the HD when I first got the laptop would that Image still be ok to install ( did that in 2013)

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
Dell Insprion 15R-5520
Acronis 2013


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26 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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26 Aug 2015   #3
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks I think

so you do not format the same as a HD then correct?? I'm getting lost already

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26 Aug 2015   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It is not necessary to format the SSD first.
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26 Aug 2015   #5
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

So just pop my new SSD in my external drive dock, plug the USB into the laptop then start the Acronis Clone disc and I'm good to go? Great, I like that way better ;-)

Many thanks!

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It is not necessary to format the SSD first.
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26 Aug 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea well if the hdd has bad sectors you'd be best off doing a clean install and reinstalling all software not cloning.
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26 Aug 2015   #7
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

What i did was to run the check drive for errors and found out the that bad sector was in a music file, So I deleted all the music off the HD and also all non essential software, photos , documents and videos. So what I will be installing is just the basics.

Will try doing the clone disk first, then run Dell's PC Doctor and see if anything bad shows up.

Thanks for the thought and still may do the full reinstall but not really forward to that...

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Yea well if the hdd has bad sectors you'd be best off doing a clean install and reinstalling all software not cloning.
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26 Aug 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cloning is hit and miss
If I were going to upgrade I would clean install load all updates and upgrade that
Then load any third party stuff after for the best upgrade chances

Too many issues can already happen on a upgrade and that's on a good day

Besides you'll still have the hdd to fall back on either way.
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26 Aug 2015   #9
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

All I'm running on it now is Win7 64bit and Office, like I said I try it the way it is and if anything shows up I will do a fresh install. I basically only use the laptop for email , music and surfing the web. So its not loaded w/ tons of software.

as you know its just a pain (at least for myself) to have to re-install all the software.
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26 Aug 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well do yourself a big favor and completely uninstall your antivirus program before upgrading
It will mess up the upgrade you can not just disable it
It must be reinstalled after.
Good luck
Cheers.
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