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Windows 7: Transfer b/u image to new SSD drive?

05 Apr 2019   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Transfer b/u image to new SSD drive?

Understandably, this might be better off on the Acronis forum, but I figured I'd start here.

My O/S drive is currently a SATA HDD. I have no problems imaging, and restoring to the same drive. I can also restore to a brand new drive, if this one ever failed.

But can I restore to a brand new SSD drive? I have no experience with these drives, and do not yet know if they function in principal the same way as SATA drives.

Anyone ever do this?

Thanks in advance.


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05 Apr 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You can restore and image but you need to reset a lot of settings in 7 to run it effectively https://www.maketecheasier.com/12-th...-in-windows-7/
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08 Apr 2019   #3
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Thanks for that.

Hmmm.... how do I change the settings, if I have not done a b/u to the drive yet?
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08 Apr 2019   #4
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

You would be better off to search this forum instead of trying to follow something for W10. Just enter ' os to ssd ' in the search box and it will put you in the tutorials which are true masterpieces of technical data and as a bonus are simple to follow. Oh yeah they also WORK
Art.
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08 Apr 2019   #5
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
You would be better off to search this forum instead of trying to follow something for W10.
Oh yeah - the link as it appears in samurai's post has a '7' in it; I didn't realize the art. is for 10 'till now. Thanks for pointing that out.

Ok, will do a search, and see what I come up with. If I need any more help, I will come back..

Thanks to both of you.
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28 Apr 2019   #6
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Ok, I am stuck.

I bought this drive:

https://www.wd.com/products/internal...ml#WDS500G3X0C

With my SATA HDD disconnected...

I installed the SSD, and the BIOS sees it. I can not, however, b/u my Acronis image to it, nor can I install Windows to it from the W7 DVD. In the BIOS, ACHI is enabled. A search for "NVME" in my MB manual revealed nothing.

Hoping someone has an idea of what I need to do?

Again, the art above is for W10, and as this is going to be my OS drive, there is nothing to do in the OS yet, a it is not installed.

Thanks in advance.
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28 Apr 2019   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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I can not, however, b/u my Acronis image to it, nor can I install Windows to it from the W7 DVD.

win 7 does not natively see nvme disks. It seems your Acronis boot media doesn't see it either?

You will have to integrate the MS nvme updates into your windows 7 installation media.

You can also integrate them into Acronis restore media ( if it is winpe based)

Update your Win 7 installation media.

Put the MS nvme updates ( they are attached to the linked post ) into the relevant UPDATES folders ( see second post below the linked one).

Then run 7updater.cmd You can say no to downloading SIMPLIX and then it will only integrate whatever you have already put in the UPDATES folders.
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28 Apr 2019   #8
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Thanks for that!


"win 7 does not natively see nvme disks"


Aha!


After doing some research, I booted into Windows (SATA HDD install), with the SSD installed. Not showing in C.MGMT, and shows as a PCI device with a yellow exc. mark next to it in Dev.Mgr. Now I see why.



So, I have the zips, but I am stuck


3. Browse to the folder containing your win 7 installation media


C:\Windows? Or...?
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28 Apr 2019   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need to extract the win 7 iso to a folder on a hard drive. We are going to update some of the files so it has to be somewhere writeable. Too slow to do it if your installation media is on usb stick.

You can use the extract-iso.cmd

That will extract it to folder called EXTRACTED-ISO. That is the folder you browse to.easiest to put it on the root of the drive, so you will have C:\EXTRACTED-ISO folder.

If you don't have an iso, you can create a folder on the root and call it extracted-iso . Then copy the entire contents of your installation usb stick into that folder
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28 Apr 2019   #10
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You need to extract the win 7 iso to a folder on a hard drive.

I don't have an iso anywhere.

If you don't have an iso, you can create a folder on the root and call it extracted-iso . Then copy the entire contents of your installation usb stick into that folder


Ok, what I have is my orig. install DVD (pretty old). should I copy the contents to a HDD? Do I need to create an iso of that?
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