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Windows 7: will cloning my hdd to ssd delete my files?

24 Dec 2013   #1
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 
will cloning my hdd to ssd delete my files?

i have everything on my hdd and i want to move my os onto my ssd for better performance but how will i do that?

and also will my files be deleted and/or will i have t re-install all my programs/


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24 Dec 2013   #2
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

nope. if you do that however, you have to make sure that the used data on the HDD does not exceed the free space on the SSD. IE if you used 100GB on the HDD, the SSD has to be bigger then 100GB.

what i did was uninstall EVERYTHING that did not need to be on the ssd. programs, games, videos, downloads etc. then cloned to the SSD. then formatted the HDD and set the HDD to my storage drive. i then just re downloaded everything back to the HDD. worked perfectly.

also make sure you set bios to AHCI and set windows to use trim via regedit.

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25 Dec 2013   #3
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

But but but I casnt uninstall everything? And like what? Can I move just my os? And I have no externel drive that would hold my hdd. Is there anyway to just move the os?
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25 Dec 2013   #4
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No. Its the whole HDD. Just uninstall programs and games and such. You can use ur current HDD as a storage and ssd as boot
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25 Dec 2013   #5
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

why do i have to uninstall everything?
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25 Dec 2013   #6
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

you dont if it all fits on your ssd. i was just saying thats what i did.
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25 Dec 2013   #7
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

oh okay :) im really afraid that i will loose all my data when i do im am using easeUS todo backup and cloning then disk clone but will i still have all my files?
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25 Dec 2013   #8
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

a clone is exactly what it means. its an exact copy. just create a backup of your hdd before you do it. ive cloned multiple times using different programs and havent had an issue
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26 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With any operation like that the first priority is to backup your data. And since you most likely will need to copy your data back to the HDD after successful transfer of the OS, an external disk is essential.

In most cases the whole OS plus the user data does not fit on the SSD. Therefore the user data is kept on the HDD. But for that you have to first split data and OS with the help of an external disk.

Once you have an external disk, post back and we will give you the exact steps.
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26 Dec 2013   #10
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
With any operation like that the first priority is to backup your data. And since you most likely will need to copy your data back to the HDD after successful transfer of the OS, an external disk is essential.

In most cases the whole OS plus the user data does not fit on the SSD. Therefore the user data is kept on the HDD. But for that you have to first split data and OS with the help of an external disk.

Once you have an external disk, post back and we will give you the exact steps.
thats what i was trying to say.... lol
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