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Windows 7: How do i transfer w7 from small ssd drive to secondary hdd to big ssd?

20 Oct 2015   #11

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

The problem is the OP can't move the pagefile back to C right now because there is only 1 MB of free space on C.
If hibernate can be turned off, that should free up enough space.

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21 Oct 2015   #12

Windows 7 64bit

Hey all, I have an update. I was able to free up 3.5gig of free space on the c drive. I moved the paging file to c by setting a low amount of memory on the page file.

although, I was able to borrow a large external usb hdd drive from my buddy. Now, I don't want to screw up his drive or delete any of his files. I'm going to back them all up to my large 1tb drive before I do anything. Then I plan to clone my c drive on to the external drive. Take the 64gig ssd out of my comp. Replace with my new 256gig. boot from the external drive and install windows on the 256gig ssd. Am I on the right track? Anything I should know?

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21 Oct 2015   #13

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I don't know if you will be able to boot from an external drive.
Someone else may know for sure about that.

Can you connect your 256 GB SSD to your PC, and clone directly to that ?
I use Images, i don't use cloning.
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21 Oct 2015   #14

Windows 7 64bit

Hah, thanks DavidE. I just unplugged my 1tb drive, pluged in the new 256 ssd, ran sumsung data migration tool to the new drive from the 64gig, and it worked! I was thinking the hard drive and ssd used different connections to the motherboard. I didn't actually look at it though.

Thanks all.
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21 Oct 2015   #15

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

You're welcome and glad to hear you got it working ! :)
Check Disk Management to make sure everything looks ok, and your C drive on the new SSD is using the full capacity.
If you have any questions, post a screen print of your new Disk Management window.
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21 Oct 2015   #16

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

That was the easiest way to do it, clone directly to the new ssd. Glad you got it working. Get everything setup how you want it and then make a system image of your new ssd on an external drive (best) or at least on the internal 1TB drive.
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28 Oct 2015   #17


I have not moved the file to the other drive yet. I was planning on it, but not sure if i'll be able to boot from that drive. I also don't know why i'm getting that message.
I remembered Samsung has an official migration app for transfer data from one drive to its own SSD products. What the brand of you SSD?
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 How do i transfer w7 from small ssd drive to secondary hdd to big ssd?

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