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Windows 7: Can I Restore A HDD System Image To A SSD Without Issues?

08 Jan 2015   #11

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Cloning is a faster solution!
After cloning....
  1. detach old hard drive from system.
  2. Boot from SSD. If not working do a "startup repair" 3 times. Startup Repair . Now it should boot succesfully.
  3. shutdown, power off. Eventually reattach the old hard drive.

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08 Jan 2015   #12
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Maybe you care to read my little tutorial before you venture into the transfer. There are some preparations to be done on the SSD before you restore the image to it.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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09 Jan 2015   #13

win 7

Thanks all for the info.
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09 Jan 2015   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Your SSD should already be formatted NTFS otherwise format it. Then with Macrium Reflect you simply select the option "create an image of partitions required to backup & restore windows" over on the left of the Macrium screen. Then run the Macrium restore from a CD/DVD pe with only the SSD connected plus your image on an external. You should have one or two partitions shown for the image. Just drag and drop each onto the SSD space and that should be it. Check alignment but it should be fine.
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09 Jan 2015   #15
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your SSD should already be formatted NTFS otherwise format it.
It must have a preformatted primary active NTFS partition.
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