Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

11 Mar 2011   #559
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Dec 2013   #560
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Personal - Macrium Software

It is on my "list" to get the Macrioum 4 license PRO pack along with a few SSD's a 60" TV (I don't see as well as I used to but my Sony 57" PTV is 10 years old and still has a fantastic picture, I do know how good it is, repairing them was what I did) 3 of the same 16:10 monitors to replace the 3 on my desk that have nothing wrong with them.....and so on. I am sure all us Geeks have the same kind of list.
LOL! That's like saying you are sure the Pope is Catholic. The funds for those lists is a whole 'nuther story.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Dec 2013   #561
Britton30

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does the paid Macrium version have a WinPE with all the extra bells and whistles? I assume it can be used to restore or image any PC.

Scott that is a lofty list!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2013   #562
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Does the paid Macrium version have a WinPE with all the extra bells and whistles? I assume it can be used to restore or image any PC...
Yes. It's called "Restore to dissimilar hardware". See here for a list of features in all four versions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2013   #563
Britton30

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Jeannie, you're a genie.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2013   #564
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i've read half of the tutorial already...

i'm looking to buy a new laptop and most i5-i7 laptops are bundled with windows 8... (a couple years back they sell i3-i5 with DOS). i have an intel SSD from my previous dead laptop.

i've never done disk clone/mirror imaging before... i'd like to ask.. is this tutorial can be used to move bundled windows 8 from the HDD to my SSD?

also, after succesfully moving it, is it possible to format the hdd so i can use it as secondary storage? (whether thru external enclosure or put hdd caddy on said laptop)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2013   #565
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to make your life easy, use the Paragon Migration Tool for the cloning job - only 3 clicks (link in tutorial) . But you can also use the manual way described in the tutorial.

And by all means you can reformat/reuse your HDD and attach it with a USB caddy - preferably USB3 or eSata if available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2013   #566
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

sweet. yes 20 bucks easier life for tech-illiterate like me is better. i just hold off on starbucks for a week or two

how are you whs? life's good in germany?

btw, before reformatting the HDD, how can i backup the bundled hdd original content for later use? hypothetically say, i have to do a warranty claim, im going to take out the ssd and put the hdd back in and put the win8 + bloatware back in place to reduce hassle. being in south east asia and such.

i know i hv to use some kind of mirrorring software for it. but ive never done that. which tutorial should i follow? / what keyword should i type on sevenforums custom google search to do it?

cheersss!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2013   #567
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to preserve the disk for warrenty purposes, I would leave everything on it and shrink the C partition to get freespace (there is probably a lot of freespace). Then I would make an extra partition on the HDD and use that.

Best is you make a snip of your Disk Management and post it here. Then we can discuss the details - tomorrow since it is after midnight here in Florida.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2013   #568
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

actually... im thinking of going to put SSD to hdd bay and... taking out the ODD and replace it with HDD caddy so i'll get the best of both worlds. since the sudden death of my old laptop... to make sure how difficult it is to DIY replacing the hdd with SSD and putting the hdd to where the odd is on the new notebook.
that's the reason i asked about formatting the HDD but wanting to keep a backup that i could restore anytime.

Can macrium do that? i saw your macrium tutorial a long time ago... if i backup the original HDD to another external disk, will it backup the whole disk (incl. the manufacturer hidden partition as well?)

if my shrink the HDD C drive and partition it, then putting the HDD to the ODD bay... idk.. i guess practically it's okay but it doesn't look neat. hehe

Apologies for going off on a tangent... regarding your help... i hvnt bought the laptop yet. there's 2 pricing for it, the DOS one and the bundled with windows one.

it's $80 difference price between both. i'd rather get the windows bundled one because i dont have win8 software yet, buying a retail win8 cost $150, and i'd rather keep my Windows 7 FPP and not upgrade that with the $90 "anytime upgrade" they offer here.

so... here i am researching and ask beforehand... it's going to be around a week before i get around and buy the laptop. the bundled windows one could save me a couple bucks... but if i couldn't understand backup-restore-mirror the original HDD, id probably just bite the DOS and buy win8 retail ^_^



cheeersss...

*ps:my username used to be KPanda
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2013   #569
truckinguy

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

[QUOTE=rovopio;2637657]i've read half of the tutorial already...

i'm looking to buy a new laptop and most i5-i7 laptops are bundled with windows 8... (a couple years back they sell i3-i5 with DOS). i have an intel SSD from my previous dead laptop.

i've never done disk clone/mirror imaging before... i'd like to ask.. is this tutorial can be used to move bundled windows 8 from the HDD to my SSD?

also, after succesfully moving it, is it possible to format the hdd so i can use it as secondary storage? (whether thru external enclosure or put hdd caddy on said laptop)[/QUOTI

I migrated from HDD to SDD with the Paragon OS to SSD and it went flawless. I tried the Samsung free tool that came with my SSD and it didn't work. Go figure. But the Paragon went easy.

I used my old HDD for storage of images made by Macrium Reflect. I liked the free version so well I bought the paid version to thank them. Also I had paid Paragon Home 2012 and found it harder to use so I dropped it and use Macrium Reflect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System





Tutorial Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Solved Operating system install on external dock Installation & Setup
Solved Missing Operating System after bad HDD driver install Installation & Setup
Solved Computer won't install (seemingly) any operating system. General Discussion
Operating system crash requiring full re-install BSOD Help and Support
How to install another operating system Installation & Setup
Missing operating system message, cannot re-install windows 7 Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33