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Windows 7: New SSD - best way to install..??

04 Sep 2013   #1

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
New SSD - best way to install..??

I have OS set up on a 60G SSD, but have now purchased a 500G SSD
I want to move everything from the smaller SSD to the larger, keeping
my OS and settings intact..

any advice on how best to do this (- with minimum fuss..!!)..??

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04 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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04 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Did you make a disk image of W7 ?
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05 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I did a similar transfer at the end of July. As I had recently replaced my HDD & done a clean install of Win 7 x64 , I then decided to install a SSD. As my total storage was well under the capacity of my new 245 GB SSD I used Macrium Reflect & cloned the SSD from the HDD. After it completed I made sure AHCI was set in the BIOS & changed the boot order so the SSD was next after the DVD & everything worked beautifully & it took less that half an hour.
I also made sure Defrag was disabled & I allow Windows to set the page file size automatically. The increase in speed has been amazing & I can't fault anything at this stage.
Just as a point of interest the 1st partition is 100 MB & the rest of the SSD is available for storage.
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05 Sep 2013   #5

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

I find the SevenForums tutorial a bit confusing..
the tutorial might be improved if it were set out in a numbered (step-by-step) sequence

would this do the job:
Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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