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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

24 Mar 2013   #440
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Delete volume is graded out.
Shrink volume is available.


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24 Mar 2013   #441
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that is probably because it was a former OS partition. We'll have to get help. Partition Wizard will do the job. Best is to get the bootable CD.

Download the .iso from here (last box on the webpage). Burn the .iso to a CD and boot the PC with that CD. Once it is loaded, highlight the partition and delete it. You have to hit Apply (top left). Same for the 100MB partition.

Alternatively you could just reformat the C (old) partition and work with this. Then you will have the little 100MB partition hanging around. But that is so small, it does not really matter. Your choice which solution you prefer.
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24 Mar 2013   #442
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good tutorial whs, I'm planning to get an SSD soon and this will help.
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24 Mar 2013   #443
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Good tutorial whs, I'm planning to get an SSD soon and this will help.
Thanks. Migrating to an SSD is simple. Just make one step after the other.
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24 Mar 2013   #444
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

OK, made the DVD, removed the partitions and volumes.
Now I have one "New Volume (D)
I take it I can rename it at a later time ?

If all is good to go now ?, I want to thank you for all your time and advice with this newbie experience.
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24 Mar 2013   #445
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I spoke too soon.
When doing a restart, I only get a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left corner.
The only way to start Win7 is to press escape which brings up the boot order, then press enter.
Any ideas ?
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24 Mar 2013   #446
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like you never changed the boot order in the BIOS. Go into the BIOS and set the SSD as second (first should be the CD/DVD reader).

That's probably why you had activity on the HDD. Not a big deal though. You can test it easily - when you disconnect the HDD, the SSD will boot.
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24 Mar 2013   #447
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Wolfgang I am planning on putting a Samsung 256GB in when I return from my trip and I have a 120GB Samsung 830 in at present and was looking at getting the 840 standard or the 840 Pro now forgetting the price I was wondering how I should go about this as I read something about changing the EUFI BIOS before installing - something I didn't know about until I had installed the OS on to the 830.

So if I set up the change in the EUFI before I transfer the OS / data over I am concerned that this may not work?
So do you think that I would be better off just changing the BIOS set up and re installing from scratch and then transfer over what I want from the old install or go with your tutorial?
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24 Mar 2013   #448
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

That should do it !
The boot order I had set right, but it was trying to boot from the HDD instead.
Hence the sound from the HDD on restart.
All is good now.
Thank's a lot for everything.
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24 Mar 2013   #449
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Make sure you format/remove/delete the 100MB partition form the HDD.
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