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Windows 7: Issues about replacing HDD with an SSD

07 Apr 2019   #1
crockhamtown

Windows7 64 bit
 
 
Issues about replacing HDD with an SSD

The HDD of my HP Compaq nx7400 Laptop has ceased to work properly.

What are the issues to consider if I replace it with an SSD and do a clean install of Win7?

Would be grateful for advice.


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07 Apr 2019   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi crockhamtown,
What exactly is your issue with your Hard Drive? Did it fail completely or on the way? If it didn't fail completely you may want to consider "migration" to preserve your programs, files, folders, data, etc.
Here's a SevenForums thread on subject-matter:
Tutorial on how to install Windows 7 on new SSD?
and migration of Win7 from HDD to SSD
How to Migrate Your Windows Installation to a Solid-State Drive
@Megahertz07
@SIW2




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07 Apr 2019   #3
crockhamtown

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

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I was trying to reinstall Win7. And from the attachments you will see that failure was imminent which couldn't be resolved.

Thanks for your interest SNICK and a link to the tutorial.


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07 Apr 2019   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Will your computer still boot?
I assume you don't have a system image on external drive.
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07 Apr 2019   #5
crockhamtown

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

When I switch on without a DVD the messages in the previous attachments come up.

If I put say a Win7 install disk in, it accepts it. But going through the install process it throws up errors which I have explored elsewhere on the Win7 forum which cannot be resolved.

The HDD has no data on it . All I want to do is take it out and in its recess replace with a SSD.

I don't think this covered on the link you gave.
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