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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

11 Mar 2011   #479
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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27 Apr 2013   #480
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you clean the SSD before you ran the Paragon tool. Did you get any messages from the tool.

In any case, this is not a normal result. I have used the Paragon tool about 10 times and it has always worked.

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27 Apr 2013   #481
EM2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I did a simple reformat on the ssd before running the paragon tool and no messages.
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27 Apr 2013   #482
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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27 Apr 2013   #483
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EM2 View Post
I did a simple reformat on the ssd before running the paragon tool and no messages.
Try this - run these commands in an elevated command prompt

Diskpart
List disk

Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Exit

Then try again. I am really a bit baffled that this did not yet work for you. Make double sure that you do all the right steps - although there is not much that can go wrong.

If that does not work, we'll try it the traditional way with an image.
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27 Apr 2013   #484
EM2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Still didn't work. If I have to go about this another way then I wasted my $20 -_-
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28 Apr 2013   #485
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EM2 View Post
Still didn't work. If I have to go about this another way then I wasted my $20 -_-
I had only 1 case where the Paragon program did not work - and that was when the SSD was defective. Is that a possibility.
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28 Apr 2013   #486
EM2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

How would I go about checking that? Also, should I be aligning the ssd before I run paragon?
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28 Apr 2013   #487
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EM2 View Post
How would I go about checking that? Also, should I be aligning the ssd before I run paragon?
That is hard to check. You could run a chkdsk X: /r where X is the letter of the SSD. But there could be many other problems (e.g. with the controller) that you would not catch that way.

If you have an OS installation disk, you could try to install on it (just for a test). If the installer works, the SSD is most likely OK.

No need to align with the Paragon tool. It will do it for you.
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28 Apr 2013   #488
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I did a manual transfer to one PC and used Paragon for another 2 without a hitch (I got lazy). The only problem I experienced with the Paragon Migrate tool is that it disabled the Reliability Monitor on the 2 PCs I used it on. No matter what I tried I couldn't get it to work (including playing with the RAC folders). I gather many people don't bother with the Reliability monitor just the event viewer & logs.

Will the SSD take a clean install? (disconnect all other HDDs and do not activate).
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28 Apr 2013   #489
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
(disconnect all other HDDs and do not activate).
Michael is right. I forgot to mention that for your test installation. That is important because else your mbr may end up anywhere.
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