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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

11 Mar 2011   #389
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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30 Sep 2012   #390
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJC1 View Post
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.
You may have forgotten to transfer the system partition with the bootmgr.

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05 Oct 2012   #391
jonno99

Win 7 32 & 64
 
 

Do you have any idea if this process will work on an encrypted drive?

Thanks
Jon
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05 Oct 2012   #392
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jon, I personally never tried that. So I am not certain. But logic would tell me that it should work because the transfer process does not deal with the semantics of the content.
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05 Oct 2012   #393
jonno99

Win 7 32 & 64
 
 

Ok - I give it a try and report back...
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06 Oct 2012   #394
DJC1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJC1 View Post
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.
You may have forgotten to transfer the system partition with the bootmgr.
I'm back and I'm glad to report that my OCZ Vertex 4 SSD is now up and running. One interesting thing happened in the process: I ran the "format fs=ntfs quick" command but it did not work. Instead, I used the Windows disk management tool to format the SSD. After that, I restored the OS with the Macrium Reflect tool, unplugged my other drives and, lo' and behold, it worked! Nice thing about the Macrium Reflect, it actually created the 101MB and the C partitions onto the SSD without having to do multiple restores.

The Microsoft Office problem that I was having dissapeared and everything is still there. I'm happy now.

Thank you!
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07 Oct 2012   #395
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's good to hear. Enjoy your SSD.
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13 Nov 2012   #396
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I have an asus ux32VD zenbook , and have just purchased the Samsung SSD 830 series. I have made 4 Windows 7 iso images using the Asuss utility. I intened to put these on the SSD using a USB bootable stick,. Is this the best way ? Now the Asus comes with the Opsys partition and a data partition. Will the SSD get those partitions ?
Also is there a tutorial for Ausu zenmbook users for doing this ?
cheers
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09 Feb 2013   #397
azbondz

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

hi, just want to ask does this tutorial still valid? I'm planning to buy the software that you suggest as I'm not good with the pc.
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09 Feb 2013   #398
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is still valid. There is no known problem with either the manual procedure nor the Paragon tool.
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12 Feb 2013   #399
Lupinus

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ok, I'm a total noob to this but after running the Paragon software I now have a copy of the OS on both my SSD and my HDD, will this cause problems or do I need to do something else?
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