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Windows 7: How to backup this?

28 Mar 2016   #1
yaro137

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How to backup this?

Due to my system gradually getting slower and slower I thought I get myself an SSD drive to speed it up a bit. Now the problem is how to move my existing system onto the new drive. My OS is on a 300GB HD where over 200GB is free. The SDD is 240GB so cloning wouldn't work. Another thing is that most of my programs are installed on a separate partition on a separate physical drive. The Documents folder is also elsewhere on a separate drive. Ideally if I could somehow make an image of my C partition straight to the new drive. Can someone suggest best way to deal with that?


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28 Mar 2016   #2
DavidE

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

You can create a Macrium Reflect (free) backup image of the HD and restore it to the new SSD.
Macrium Reflect Free
You need to drag n drop the backup image to the new SSD (partition) so it will re-size as needed.
You will also need to check the SSD alignment.

Here is a tutorial by whs that should help:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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