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Windows 7: Where do i find the installation folder of windows?

14 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 64bit

Im using Paragon Migrate. But i was told that the only folder i have to move was the Windows folder. And change the boot order of the drives so the SSD is first.

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14 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Who told you that? I'm sorry to say that's complete nonsense.
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14 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I just want to make sure that you have the right idea about moving your Windows system to the SSD - it's not a matter of simply moving a folder over, Windows or otherwise.

What you want is a cloning program that runs outside Windows (meaning you'll need to boot it from a CD or USB stick) and which copies your entire system including all programs and all of your personal data and settings to the SSD.

This is your goal, right?

EDIT: I had this thread open too long and other posts came in before mine. Anyway, you'll have to move your entire system to the SSD. Given the fact that this won't be possible because you're using 380 GB on your harddisk, you may have to install Windows completely from scratch on the SSD and then reinstall all your applications and games to the harddisk.
So it seems like ill just have to do a complete reinstall onto my SSD.
but the questions is: My system is overclocked and if i do a complete windows reinstall onto my SSD will i lose the overclock settings or will they stay saved in the BIOS?
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14 Oct 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP


I would try the install without the overclocking as you may not need it with the SSD, and it isn't recommended anyway. Wait and see what changes with the new SSD.

You actually chose the best-regarded method short of clean reinstall. Read:

SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
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14 Oct 2011   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Do you really need 187gb of programs?
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 Where do i find the installation folder of windows?

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