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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

24 Mar 2013   #430
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Don't mind me, of course do as whs says, I misunderstood you question. (Going to stand in the corner now.)


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24 Mar 2013   #431
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Don't mind me, of course do as whs says, I misunderstood you question. (Going to stand in the corner now.)
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24 Mar 2013   #432
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

OK, Great !
How do I put a drive letter on the HHD ?
Now it has E,F,and G. I believe one of them is the copy from Paragon since it only makes a copy of the OS to transfer.
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24 Mar 2013   #433
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't understand. Drive letter for what ?? HDDs have no drive letter - only partitions have drive letters.

I don't think Paragon makes a copy. Post a disk management picture of the HDD.
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24 Mar 2013   #434
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

The HDD does not need a letter designation ?
How do I access it then ?
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24 Mar 2013   #435
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess you mean for your folders. Those you need to put into a suitable partition. Maybe the one that used to be the OS partition. Once you have deleted that partition and have unallocated space, define a new partition. Don't worry about the drive letter, that is automatic.
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24 Mar 2013   #436
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

If I do a quick format won't it wipe all the partitions out ?
After connecting the HDD and restarting the machine, it sounds like the HDD is being read also.
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24 Mar 2013   #437
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did the system boot from the SSD when the HDD was disconnected.
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24 Mar 2013   #438
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Yes, it did.
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24 Mar 2013   #439
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So do the following: right click on the (old) C partition on the HDD (in Disk Management) and delete partition, then delete volume (also right click) until you have unallocated space (not freespace). Do the same for the little 100MB partition.

Once you have that big chunk of unallocated space, right click on that and click on 'New simple Volume'. Then the wizard will guide you.

Then define the folders we discussed before in this new partition.
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