Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can I do a clean install from an hhd to an ssd

12 Jan 2015   #11
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Yes it's just the same. But why do a clean install??? You don't want to clone?
what do you mean by clone? I know what clone means just wanna make sure we are on the same page/ And the reason is because I accidently deleted my own restore point and i just messed up my registry so I need to do a reinstall to get everything back my computer keeps blue screening and I think it is because of it I am not sure. Also will I have to format the drive I want to install from. I ask because I have data on the hhd I want to use to install windows 7 onto my ssd. If so will I have to make a data partition on the hhd to use for the install in order to keep my data
So your win7 is acting very strange and you want to do a reinstall.
Please post a screenshot of disk management with all fields visible. You don't have any flash drive to install from?
sorry for the late response pc keeps blue screening before I can post I am at my girlfriends house so I dont have access to a flash drive


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Jan 2015   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

So there is no Win7 on the hard drive but you only want to use one of the existing partitions for your data to be linked from the SSD, which you want to reinstall? Why is it you can't communicate exactly what you want to do and I must guess?

If reinstalling then unplug the hard drive and delete all partitions on SSD.

A problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 from Option One of Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic, so back up any files first from within Windows 7 if it will boot, or Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then follow these video steps: Video help on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard partition magic?

After conversion post back another screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, and try to tell us exactly what you want to do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2015   #13
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So there is no Win7 on the hard drive but you only want to use one of the existing partitions for your data to be linked from the SSD, which you want to reinstall? Why is it you can't communicate exactly what you want to do and I must guess?

If reinstalling then unplug the hard drive and delete all partitions on SSD.

A problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 from Option One of Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic, so back up any files first from within Windows 7 if it will boot, or Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then follow these video steps: [URL="http://www.partitionwizard.com/video-help/diskconvertdynamic/diskconvertdynamic.html"]How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk

After conversion post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attached using paper clip in Reply Box.
I did say exactly what I wanted to do I said I wanted to use my hard drive to install windows 7 onto an ssd
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Jan 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If the install is corrupted on the hdd just take ownership of it and transfer your Personal files which is all you can transfer anyway,
Programs will have to be re-installed on the clean installed ssd,
If that's what you mean ?
Cheers

I believe your referring to a repair install and transfer that to the ssd ?

no I have my copy of windows on a hard drive and I want to use my hard drive like you would use a bootable flash drive to instal windows to my ssd basically install windows using an hard drive instead of a flash drive
No you can`t do that

Put the iso file on a dvd or flash drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2015   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have WIn7 on the hard drive now? Is it an install you'd like to transfer over intact to the SSD? We can help you do that. SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System

But installing from a hard drive to the SSD is more complicated.

You could, for example, extract using 7Zip the installation files from the ISO at Windows 7 Direct Download Links for your version to the hard drive, then from the SSD run Setup as Administrator, select C on the SSD as the installation location. It will overwrite the install on the SSD. This is not that clean of install, however it will suffice. You'll also have everything from the previous install stuffed into a Windows.old folder in C, so after you're sure you have everything you need delete that using Disk Cleanup, to cleanup System files.

I would also make a System Repair Disk first as not having bootable installation media means you cannot rescue your install if it needs Startup Repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Blank dvd`s at Walgreen`s are 5 for $2.99
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thank you for clarifying your question read a bit interesting as to what you were attempting to do :)
I believe Greg has a bit more info now
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2015   #18
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If the install is corrupted on the hdd just take ownership of it and transfer your Personal files which is all you can transfer anyway,
Programs will have to be re-installed on the clean installed ssd,
If that's what you mean ?
Cheers

I believe your referring to a repair install and transfer that to the ssd ?

no I have my copy of windows on a hard drive and I want to use my hard drive like you would use a bootable flash drive to instal windows to my ssd basically install windows using an hard drive instead of a flash drive
No you can`t do that

Put the iso file on a dvd or flash drive.
i figured it out i got it to work thanks everyone this is going to come in handy in the future
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can I do a clean install from an hhd to an ssd




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New clean install isn't seeing/install ipad drivers when I plug it in
I have a new, clean install of win7 and I'm trying to sync my ipad 2 with itunes but when I plug the ipad into the usb port I don't get that beep/sound acknowledgement that a device has been plugged in and installing it's drivers so itunes can recognize it?
Drivers
Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.
This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers...
Installation & Setup
How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?
I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean...
Installation & Setup
Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean
Hi Folks, I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.:confused: I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to...
Installation & Setup
Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7
My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+