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Windows 7: Installing a new ssd

06 Jan 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garyh99 View Post
I've never used Ghost for this operation. It allows you to copy one hd to another. It's not really a restore from a backup.
If you feel more comfortable, use free Macrium. Here is my complete video tutorial. With Macrium I know it works, with Ghost I have never tried that operation. And with Macrium we can help you more too.


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06 Jan 2011   #12
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Again, thanks for the tip. I'll watch the video and download Macrium. My ssd won't get here for a few days. But now I think I'll be ready for the "process". Thanks for your help. I'll let you know what happens.
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06 Jan 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

What is the Acer I drive that is in DISK0? It is currently holding the System Active flag and booting Windows.

Is your Windows 7 on that drive or C in DISK1?

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06 Jan 2011   #14
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Long story. I thought it was booting from C. My original C drive crashed. I added another 500 GB drive and restored everything to it from Norton Ghost 15. I then reformated the old drive. I thought it wiped clean and became drive I, which is for data only.

I want to boot from C. What do I need to do
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06 Jan 2011   #15
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Msconfig shows it booting from c. There is a boot option for I, but I disabled it. It goes into a loop when It tries to boot from I
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06 Jan 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Your System boot files are located on I, which is still marked Active and booting your OS.

To fix this, open an Elevated Command Prompt, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm from disk list this is data drive)
SEL PARTITION 1
INACTIVE
SEL DISK 1 (confirm this is Win7 HD)
SEL PART 1
ACTIVE
EXIT

Now power down to unplug DISK0, set DISK1 C to boot first in BIOS setup, boot Win7 DVD Repair console or REpair CD, accept any offered Repair. When Win7 doesn't start, boot back into Repair, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the System MBR to Win7 partition.
System Repair Disc - Create
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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06 Jan 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



Have a look at the 3 separate snips listed in Option Two of this tutorial for some information.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



This one will show how to boot the Windows disk to diskpart.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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07 Jan 2011   #18
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Scared the bejesus out of me, but it worked! Only had to run through startup repair once to create a bootmgr on the correct disk.

Now disk manager shows disk 0 (I as Healthy (Primary Partition), and disk 1 (C as Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

All back to normal and I can await the arrival of my ssd.

Thanks, guys.
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07 Jan 2011   #19
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Now I've got some old windows files on my I drive (disk 0) that I want to delete, but they won't delete. Says I need administrative permission...But I'm the administrator. What's up with that?????
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07 Jan 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you feel comfortable transferring your OS with the "on-board facilities", you are all set (we will, of course help you if needed). Else, for $19.95 there is this Paragon program that makes the migration a piece of cake. I have tested it. Works very well and is super easy to use.


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Now I've got some old windows files on my I drive (disk 0) that I want to delete, but they won't delete. Says I need administrative permission...But I'm the administrator. What's up with that?????
Try Take Ownership: Take Ownership Shortcut
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