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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

05 Jan 2016   #870

Windows 10 Pro

Remember, this is not as if Windows isn't booting as the methods you supplied links too.

The problem is, I have a SSD to which is empty; I have a back up on an external drive, and I want to restore the backup which contains Windows and more to the new SSD but, my WinPE disc won't boot so I can restore the backup. I'm going to do another attempt at the WinPE, hoping one works.

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06 Jan 2016   #871

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Make a system restore disk maybe on another PC. Restore your image to the new SSD. A major disadvantage with the Windows inbuilt imaging is you that cannot reimage to a smaller drive irrespective of the amount of data you have imaged. For example if you make a Windows system image from a 1TB partition and want reimage to a 250GB SSD it will not work. There are work arounds but they are fiddly.
Here is a fiddly approach:
recovery to smaller hard drive
Note that Macrium is now at V6 but the same procedure should work.
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10 Jan 2016   #872

Windows 10 Pro

Solved. Updated correct rescue disc.
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10 Jan 2016   #873

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Good to hear
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