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Windows 7: Clone a 1TB hdd, to a 120 gb SSD, how to?

19 Nov 2015   #1

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Clone a 1TB hdd, to a 120 gb SSD, how to?

I want to copy windows 7 and a couple of programs(windows office, google chrome, spotify, fallout 4) to my SSD. however i read that i cant just do that. i have about 1TB of total data which is on 1 hdd. i have a blank 1 TB hdd which i can temporarily use, and the 120 gb ssd.
Can i do the next steps without endangering my data:
1. Clone my 1 TB of data to my blank hdd, as backup.
2. get the old hdd which still has all my data. then remove all the data i dont want ending up on the new ssd. (so windows 7 and my important programs will only be left on the old hdd)
3. clone this hdd to the ssd.
4. use the ssd to boot the computer which should be fully functional with these few programmes.
5. get the backup hdd, plug it in, and use as mass storage.(which still has all my old documents etc.(fully accessible))

please tell me if this could work, or are there any alternatives?
If it doesnt work, would it for instance help reduce loading times when i move Fallout 4 to my ssd, and keep windows 7 on the hdd?
Thank you!!

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19 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You`d have to shrink the windows partition on the hard drive down to less then 111 GB ( a 120 GB SSD is only 111 GB ) after you get your data off.

You should be storing your data on the other 1 TB already, never store data with windows unless it`s absolutely necessary.

Personally, I would just clean install to the ssd, and not even bother cloning.

Also, there is no reason to install your games on the ssd, especially one that small.

All my games are installed to another hard drive from windows.
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 Clone a 1TB hdd, to a 120 gb SSD, how to?

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