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Windows 7: Fresh win7 install to SSD

05 Feb 2011   #11
jack40k

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Jack.



No matter what you do, if you do a clean install you will have to reinstall all the programs/apps that you use, they integrate themselves into the Windows registry and are not moveable from one Windows install to another so be sure to save the activation keys where applicable.
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OK sorry I wasn't aware, this is what I was trying to get at since my first post. I thought that if I ghosted the install there would be some hope of retaining my programs etc.. That is SO annoying...


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06 Feb 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack40k View Post



OK sorry I wasn't aware, this is what I was trying to get at since my first post. I thought that if I ghosted the install there would be some hope of retaining my programs etc.. That is SO annoying...

Two or three people in this thread have suggested methods to do as you want, I just suggested another way to go, go back and look through the earlier posts in this thread.
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06 Feb 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack40k View Post
I thought that if I ghosted the install there would be some hope of retaining my programs etc.. That is SO annoying...

If you ghost your install - meaning clone or image it - you will indeed copy over your programs along with the installation exactly as it exists on the HD when you clone or make the image.

As explained, only if you clean reinstall will you have to also reinstall all of your programs.
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