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Windows 7: Replacing 40GB HDD with 64GB SSD - Image restore question

02 May 2012   #31

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Win 7 is much smarter than some people think.

You can simply use Win 7 Backup and Restore to create a system image of your HDD.
Then boot from a Win 7 System Repair Disc and choose the option to restore.

I've done this several times, especially when I was testing Win 7's backup and Restore for all kinds of things and everything works like a charm. The only thing I add is that the SSD was Trim capable.

If you were trying to move a Linux OS then you would have to play all of the alignment games. Win 7 is going to take care of that for you. MS made some changes from the XP, Vista days as to alignment of partitions/volumes such that you will have no problems.

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02 May 2012   #32

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Please do not attempt to hijack a thread.

Start your own thread wherein you state your problem/situation. Then we will be able to direct our answers to your problem.

Your consideration and cooperation is appreciated.
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02 May 2012   #33

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

@ karl
Sorry about that. No hijack intended. I actually thought my questions were on topic.... replacing a smaller drive with a larger drive, and trying to avoid a reinstall by using a restore process. I'll go back to just reading until I've learned enough to ask pertinent questions.
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