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Windows 7: Can I migrate OS + software from 120GB SSD to 1TB HD w/ 60GB software?

1 Week Ago   #21
PreyMantas

Win7 32 & 64bit vers.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gfr92y View Post
I uninstalled all my software, moved Windows 7 Pro from the 120GB SSD to the 1TB HD, upgraded Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro, did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro, and re-installed all of my software.

Everything works perfectly except for a networking problem between my Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Pro machine, and a 20-year old HP 3390 LaserJet, but I will worry about that next week.

Thanks for all you help.

Joe
You HAVE Been busy, but I still think you've made mistake taking the SSD out of the equation. That HDD would have better served you as a "User Data/Backup" drive in a number of ways. It's an evolutionary process learning and understanding how things work and how to mitigate future calamities... "nip it in the bud" as they say. Those who file to plan, plan to fail. Been there, done that and it was no fun.... :)

At this point point I would say, now that you have an activated Win10 Pro (hopefully 64bit) and all your "User Data" is on your HDD, reinstall the 120gb SSD and do another fresh install of Win10Pro64 on the SSD.

NOTHING is as important as your User Data, NOTHING! Everything else can be reinstalled, but once you lose that data you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of your life! All the digital photos that can't be replaced, all the audio that you no longer have cassettes of, all of the home video that you no longer have VHS tapes of. That stuff is PRICELESS! That's what's it's all really about, YOUR PERSONAL USER DATA.

Hopefully some of what I tried to impart on your stuck. You sound like a knowledgeable person, the light bulb when go off when you least expect it! The key it to ACT and strike while the iron is hot. inspiration can be fleeting if you procrastinate...

If you, after some time of thinking things through begin to see the wisdom of what I've been trying to impart on you through my blunderous experiences and want some insights and guidance, please feel free to reach out, okay!

Glad you're feeling good about your downgrade from SSD to HDD!


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1 Week Ago   #22
gfr92y

DT: WIN 7 HP; LT: WIN 7 PRO; TB: WIN XP Media
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PreyMantas View Post

... I still think you've made mistake ...

... The light bulb will go off when you least expect it! The key it to ACT and strike while the iron is hot. inspiration can be fleeting if you procrastinate.

You are right on all five points!

If you, after some time of thinking things through begin to see the wisdom of what I've been trying to impart on you through my blunderous experiences and want some insights and guidance, please feel free to reach out, okay!

I am, I do, I will, and you are going to be sorry you made such an offer!

Glad you're feeling good about your downgrade from SSD to HDD!

I think I sense some sarcasm in your last sentence and that's OK.

I will get started this weekend and look forward to your guidance.
Joe
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1 Week Ago   #23
PreyMantas

Win7 32 & 64bit vers.
 
 

Hi Joe,

No sarcasm my friend. I'm sincerely am glad you're okay with it even though I think I can say with absolute confidence that we both are aware that the performance of the SSD is better then the HDD. If it's not something is seriously wrong with the SSD drive. You just ran out of free space because of user data, indexes, all the updates & Recovery points, etc.

We need to know everything about your system OS, hardware, Makes, Models & Installed Components. Piriform's (now Avast) Speecy is a good, simple basic utility for telling us most of that info. Since you are in "Reconfigure/Upgrade mode" might as well do it properly. The good thing about working with older systems is that upgrading components is very inexpensive and can make a dig difference in performance and let's face it, we're all about speed and performance because that equates to less time to do the things we want/need to do and enjoy doing.

You have the bases covered on the boot and storage, question is the rest of the components and system "capabilities". I've found that it is almost necessary to "touch" everything at least every few years. Disconnecting and reconnecting "everything". I've fixed more computers that way believe it or not. Contact point oxidize and become dirty depending on environment over time and good contact is imperative to the best performance possible from what you have, not to mention good, clean cooling fans and heatsinks. Cleanliness is next to Godliness! :)

Generate/Save a Speccy Snapshot and attach it so we can look at it. There are a ton of great folks here who can help get you squared away and getting the best you can from what you have.

Once we have a baseline and all the info the rest is easy.
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