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Windows 7: help with a clean Windows 7 install on new SSD

16 Jan 2012   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Yes. But it will align the SSD and can shrink the size as well to. The problem with most clone programs is the alignment and the size of the hard drive being bigger than the SSD. Paragon Migrate will do both of those.


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16 Jan 2012   #12
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

It does look like a great program, I'll have a look into it, it'll definetly save me lots of time and even better it looks easy to use and understand!
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16 Jan 2012   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

It is simple. It is easier if you move all user folders to another hard drive or partition before the transfer. It drastically reduces the size of the C drive and also you won't have to do it after the transfer. It will create an exact duplicate of your current installation. If you want to move the user folders, here is a tutorial:

Relocate user folders
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16 Jan 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I also support the Paragon Migration tool. Have used it half a dozen times and it works flawlessly - only 2 clicks and you are done.

One thing I always do is first move the bootmgr from the 100MB system partition to C (before you migrate to the SSD). And if you have a Dell, that is even more important because they put the bootmgr into the recovery partition. That move can be easily done with EasyBCD (also only 2 clicks).


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16 Jan 2012   #15
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I'm going to plan on installing the new motherboard, cpu, cooler, RAM and then the SSD all at the same time. Would the new bios on the mobo affect anything or am I being stupid? :P
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16 Jan 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beagrie07 View Post
I'm going to plan on installing the new motherboard, cpu, cooler, RAM and then the SSD all at the same time. Would the new bios on the mobo affect anything or am I being stupid? :P
Not sure what you are driving at, but the fact that the new mobo has a different BIOS than your current mobo is immaterial.
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16 Jan 2012   #17
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I thought I was being stupid :P Thanks
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16 Jan 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you install all this new hardware, a transfer of your old OS will most likely not work because of driver incompatibility. In that case you should make a fresh install.
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