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Windows 7: Replacing my C drive with a SSD in windows 7

14 Mar 2014   #41
whs
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wolfgang.
Update for the above.I have ordered the SSD disc from Amazon should be here next week,Also downloaded the paragon software from the link you gave.Software cost was 12.95p. english pounds.
Thanks.I do hope that you will be available next week when the SSD arrives.
Yes I will be here. Don't worry, we'll skin that cat. Which SSD did you order.


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14 Mar 2014   #42
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks so when I get to that screen I just click next??.See you next week.David.
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14 Mar 2014   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

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You worry too much. Just install the Paragon program, put the SSD into an external USB attached enclosure (or install it internally)* and start the Pargon program. You will see, there is little you can do wrong. It will discover your OS and your SSD automatically.

Don't read too much of their documentation. It will just confuse you. You don't need a guide for getting a shopping cart at the supermarket. It's about as easy as that.

*) I don't remember whether you have a laptop or desktop.
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15 Mar 2014   #44
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Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Yea thanks for the support,Its for a desktop.
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17 Mar 2014   #45
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Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

wolfgang.
Well the weekend has gone and here we are again.I thought that I would give you an update on the project.
Had delivery of the SSD drive today,But the adaptor has not yet come so cannot fit into the tower yet.
While awaiting for this adaptor can I still carry on and copy the C drive over to the new SSD I have a HDD hub that I can connect the SSD drive to the pc via USB connection,If so will the existing contents of the C drive will still remain on C as well as the SSD.
So when the adaptor arrives I then can fit the SSD into the drive bay of the C drive.
Thank You.
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17 Mar 2014   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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If so will the existing contents of the C drive will still remain on C as well as the SSD.
Yes, of course. The system is only being copied. Remind me how you plan to transfer the OS.

And why did you get an adaptor. I have a whole box of them that came with the SSDs. I never use them. Velcro dots are a lot easier.
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17 Mar 2014   #47
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Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Well regarding your question.??
I have ''Sata HDD Docking Station'',I intend to place the SSD into that and connect to the desktop via USB and the docking ststion is also powered by mains electricity.Then Run the software that you told me to get.
Then I hope it all goes to plan.Velcro good idea Will try that.Am I doing it correct??.
David.

My Docking Station.........DUAL 2.5"/3.5" IDE SATA HDD HARD DRIVE DOCK DOCKING STATION IDE SATA eSATA USB ALL IN 1: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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17 Mar 2014   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Yeah, that looks good.
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17 Mar 2014   #49
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Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Well I did the job,It didn't take long to do the process.
Now regarding the SSD when I connect to the pc via should it show up as a drive when I select computer.
If if it does cant see nothing here or should I be looking somewhere else.I haven't removed the existing C drive yet.
Now on the removing of the old C drive what do I do when connecting the new SSD,Do I have to set something up in the bios?
Thanks.
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17 Mar 2014   #50
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Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Hi I got these Boxes This was the Begining.


This was After completion.


Then this box came on screen.



Could you Please Tell me what the two items are for



Any Further help Please its so close to the end now.
David.
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