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Windows 7: Advice for moving a Windows 7 install to an SSD.

29 Mar 2019   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Something odd about your system if several applications had difficulty. Particularly strange the Acronis application which is suggested by crucial had difficulties.

I have an MX300 which is larger at 525gb. O&O works great.

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29 Mar 2019   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It's strange. I expected this to just go forward after moving files and clearing out more space.

Did some more searching, and I saw a few suggestions that a virus scanner might be interfering with the Cloning process. Is it possible that my NOD32 might be causing problems with disk imaging software? I seriously doubt it, since I'm not seeing any logs in NOD32 showing that any actions from what I tried so far were being prevented.
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29 Mar 2019   #13

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You could try temporarily turning off real time protection or whatever NOD calls it
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29 Mar 2019   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Macrium Reflect came through when the others couldn't.

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Restarted, changed the boot drive to the SSD in the BIOS, everything is all good. And fast. Windows 7 feels like a brand new install now. W7 seemed to just disable defragmenting for the SSD drive (it's not even showing up in Disk Defragmenter) despite showing that it was defragged once last night. I made sure TRIM is enabled, too. I'm not sure if there's anything missing.

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The weird thing about this situation is that the DO-NOT-MOVE folder couldn't be excluded, but Macrium Reflect was still able to clone the drive just fine to the SSD, with space to spare. This leaves a bunch a copies of files, but nothing some time and careful comparisons can't fix.

At least I can use D (the former C) as a backups drive and place to toss stuff into. Still might buy a brand new 1TB HDD when I can.

O&O DiskImage couldn't cut it for whatever reason. I'm still interested in finding out the reason why.

Still, cheers for the help.

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