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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System


11 Mar 2011   #119
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

How to Physically Install a SSD and Transfer the Operating System


Introduction

If you never owned an SSD, you have missed something. Yes, they are not cheap, but Dollar per Dollar there...

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18 Jan 2012   #120
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Just a quick query and has probably been covered but can't find it.

Have just got my 128GGB Crucial and ant to istall th eOS onto it and keep my Seagates as backups.
1. The machine is set for ACHI do I have to reset it before running the SSD?
2. Do I have reinstall my security as they will see me as using the same activation code on two machines and ? stop me.
3. Is it better just to transfer the security after the OS is on and delete it from the "old" drive.
4.I have two Seagates 1TB in situ and do clone from time to time from one to the other with EaseUS can I still clone the SSD to those without wiping the Seagates?

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18 Jan 2012   #121
SenGruber

Win7 64 Home
 
 

WHS, I think I got it working. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
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18 Jan 2012   #122
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Just a quick query and has probably been covered but can't find it.

Have just got my 128GGB Crucial and ant to istall th eOS onto it and keep my Seagates as backups.
1. The machine is set for ACHI do I have to reset it before running the SSD?
2. Do I have reinstall my security as they will see me as using the same activation code on two machines and ? stop me.
3. Is it better just to transfer the security after the OS is on and delete it from the "old" drive.
4.I have two Seagates 1TB in situ and do clone from time to time from one to the other with EaseUS can I still clone the SSD to those without wiping the Seagates?
1. Leave the setting in BIOS to AHCI before installing the SSD.
2. Try uninstalling security from the Hard Drive before you put in back on the SSD.
3.See #2
4. Yes you can.
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18 Jan 2012   #123
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Just a quick query and has probably been covered but can't find it.

Have just got my 128GGB Crucial and ant to istall th eOS onto it and keep my Seagates as backups.
1. The machine is set for ACHI do I have to reset it before running the SSD?
2. Do I have reinstall my security as they will see me as using the same activation code on two machines and ? stop me.
3. Is it better just to transfer the security after the OS is on and delete it from the "old" drive.
4.I have two Seagates 1TB in situ and do clone from time to time from one to the other with EaseUS can I still clone the SSD to those without wiping the Seagates?
1. Leave the setting in BIOS to AHCI before installing the SSD.
2. Try uninstalling security from the Hard Drive before you put in back on the SSD.
3.See #2
4. Yes you can.
Thanks mate you're a brick

Meant to say it's so tiny I didn't realise!
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18 Jan 2012   #124
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I plan to keep my current OS Seagate as an active drive after installing an SSD. So I can boot normally to the SSD and use the data partitions on the Seagate but boot to the Seagate if needed.

I think this is similar to ICit2lol's requirement. The point I want to make is that the Seagate and SSD will need to have different disk signatures.
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18 Jan 2012   #125
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I plan to keep my current OS Seagate as an active drive after installing an SSD. So I can boot normally to the SSD and use the data partitions on the Seagate but boot to the Seagate if needed.

I think this is similar to ICit2lol's requirement. The point I want to make is that the Seagate and SSD will need to have different disk signatures.
Spot on MJF thats just what I wanted to do I was just concerned re the security coverage using the SSD and the drives as backups but Britton has explained that bit so it's full steam ahead as soon as I get my jobs done woo-hoo!!
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18 Jan 2012   #126
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

MJF, only your boot partition should be active.
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18 Jan 2012   #127
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
MJF, only your boot partition should be active.
Gary, I think Michael is talking about 2 different physical drives from where he loads switching with the BIOS boot order.
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18 Jan 2012   #128
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Correct Wolfgang
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18 Jan 2012   #129
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I believe they want you to install the program on one machine.

From there, you can transfer as many os to ssd - or other hdd as you like.

They do a rather interesting free app. here: http://www.paragon-software.com/hitachi/

Don't let the name put you off - you can ignore that function if you like.

Oddly, the splash screen says PM10 - it is in fact PM11 Pro - with one or two missing features.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katsumoto View Post
I tried all differing combinations but the same errors occurred for some reason. I mean, the point is somewhat moot as I have since uninstalled the program (single use only), it was more so that people be prepared for some difficulty with the software, in terms of support.
I am a little confused with the license terms. You suggest it's a one shot deal?

WHS can you shed some light on the licensing constraints - I can't get a clear understanding from the Paragon Website.

Also, Drive Copy 11 Professional
Paragon Drive Copy - Professional Hard Disk Copy, Disk Cloning and System Migration - deploy new hard drive easily!
seems to do the same transfer plus other separate attractive capabilities

Anyone like to comment (yes it's $40 as opposed to $20)
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