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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System


11 Mar 2011   #379
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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21 Sep 2012   #380
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1 Home Edition, which is free, has a "Migrate OS to SSD" feature that you might like to try. I haven't tried it myself, as I purchased the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD software, but if AOMEI works as well as Paragon, it makes it a breeze to transfer the OS from one drive to another and maintain the proper alignment for an SSD.


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21 Sep 2012   #381
Gaine

Windows 7 home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1 Home Edition, which is free, has a "Migrate OS to SSD" feature that you might like to try. I haven't tried it myself, as I purchased the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD software, but if AOMEI works as well as Paragon, it makes it a breeze to transfer the OS from one drive to another and maintain the proper alignment for an SSD.
Thank you very much for the heads up on the program! It worked like a charm without even the need for the back up disks I would have had to bought to use Macrium since I don't have 40-50Gb of DVD-rw or flash drives laying around!

As for the tutorial, thank you everyone for your help, if I had everything the tutorial needs, it would have been a great experience, and I still learned a lot from it! Perhaps though, a note should be added that Macrium free, at this time, does not support USB external hard drives, only flash drives, SD cards and DVDs.
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22 Sep 2012   #382
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
a note should be added that Macrium free, at this time, does not support USB external hard drives, only flash drives, SD cards and DVDs.
That is not so. It works perfectly well with external hard drives. Just made an image a few minutes ago. I am referring to Version 5.0.4995
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22 Sep 2012   #383
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gaine View Post
Well, it would appear that the current version of Macrium is not compatible with usb external hardrives, only flash drives. Does anyone know if the other suggested programs would work with and external usb HDD?
Gaine:

Are you using this version from this link?

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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22 Sep 2012   #384
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gaine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1 Home Edition, which is free, has a "Migrate OS to SSD" feature that you might like to try. I haven't tried it myself, as I purchased the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD software, but if AOMEI works as well as Paragon, it makes it a breeze to transfer the OS from one drive to another and maintain the proper alignment for an SSD.
Thank you very much for the heads up on the program! It worked like a charm without even the need for the back up disks I would have had to bought to use Macrium since I don't have 40-50Gb of DVD-rw or flash drives laying around!
You are welcome and I am glad to hear AOMEI works well.
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22 Sep 2012   #385
Gaine

Windows 7 home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
a note should be added that Macrium free, at this time, does not support USB external hard drives, only flash drives, SD cards and DVDs.
That is not so. It works perfectly well with external hard drives. Just made an image a few minutes ago. I am referring to Version 5.0.4995
I used their newest version, 5.0.5089, could that be the reason why?
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22 Sep 2012   #386
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gaine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
a note should be added that Macrium free, at this time, does not support USB external hard drives, only flash drives, SD cards and DVDs.
That is not so. It works perfectly well with external hard drives. Just made an image a few minutes ago. I am referring to Version 5.0.4995
I used their newest version, 5.0.5089, could that be the reason why?
That one I have not tried yet. But why would they go a step backwards. Very odd.
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30 Sep 2012   #387
DJC1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows Installer error after SSD migration

Hi WHS. I followed your great tutorial and managed to get my SSD (OCZ Vertex 4 128GB) going. Unfortunately, if I try to open any microsoft office program i get the following error:
Name:  Installer Error.PNG
Views: 64
Size:  29.1 KB

Any suggestions?

Thank you


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30 Sep 2012   #388
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I'd suggest to uninstall the Office programs and reinstall them.
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30 Sep 2012   #389
DJC1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you.

I unplugged my HDDs and realized that my SSD is not working properly. I've started over. I will check back in later.
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