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Windows 7: Upgrading to a new SSD - Will my plan work?

4 Days Ago   #1
flyboyy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Upgrading to a new SSD - Will my plan work?

Hi,

I want to put a SSD in the computer. I want to get a smaller one as this computer only has about 67 GB used. My current HD has 675 GB

My plan is
to install an SSD,
Run the original installation DVDs (3) and Driver DVD and
then reinstall the programs via the backup from an external SSD that I have with AOMEI program.

Is this plan workable?
Would the backup provide the updates?


I rarely if ever go on the internet on this computer and just run it with 2 or 3 programs that run constantly for days or weeks. I have another computer for my internet stuff.


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4 Days Ago   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

No, your plan will not provide the updates.

However, you can restore your backup (provided it is an image backup) to a smaller drive as long as the drive is big enough to contain the used portion of the original drive. Since you say you have only 67GB used on your current drive, you should be able to restore the backup to an ssd that is at least that big. I personally wouldn't go smaller than a 120GB ssd.
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4 Days Ago   #3
flyboyy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Excellent! thanks.

So here is my new plan:

Do an image backup with AOMEI program, onto my external 120GB SSD,
Get an internal SSD 120 or 240 GB, probably at BestBuy locally,
Restore the backup onto the newly installed SSD.

Is that the way to go?

BTW I am doing the disc backup as an image file now. (Takes quite awhile)
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4 Days Ago   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You got it!


The restored image will have all updates, programs and data in place!
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4 Days Ago   #5
flyboyy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks!!! That is so cool and easy.

I post on lots of forums, but this one has excellent instructions that I will use elsewhere. I was set to put out two issues in the thread but did as was suggested and broke them into two threads. Consequently I got two excellent clear answers.
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4 Days Ago   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

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4 Days Ago   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you restore a backup from a normal hd to ssd it will not be setup correctly you will have to change settings manually
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3 Days Ago   #8
flyboyy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Since I am planning on using a SSD that is smaller than the HD I understand that I can ony restore from a disk image.

So therefore do I first
Reinstall Win 7 etc, on the newly installed SSD, then
Restore from the backup on my 120 GB External SSD?

The settings that samuria mentions, how would that be done manually? Can it be done with the SSD in place?
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3 Days Ago   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flyboyy View Post
Since I am planning on using a SSD that is smaller than the HD I understand that I can ony restore from a disk image.
No, you can clone too.
How to Clone Large HDD to Smaller SSD? - Aomei
How to Clone Large HDD to Smaller SSD Easily? - AOMEI ...

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