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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

12 Mar 2014   #580
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

So you answered my first scenario in the other tutorial, now heres my other situation. I'm looking at a refurbihsed laptop with all the bells and whistles I'd like to have, except the SSD. Is this tutorial essential for swapping the HDD for the SSD if I use an ISO on a jump drive then use the OEM that came with the laptop, or is that activation locked to that particular HDD

Esentially swapping the HDD for the SDD, but use the ISO to just fresh install on the SDD


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12 Mar 2014   #581
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's the key which determines the version, not the ISO. I assume the ISO is not one created from an existing install.
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12 Mar 2014   #582
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
is that activation locked to that particular HDD

You will be fine to use a different hd or ssd. There is a points system, usually only triggered by change of motherboard.
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12 Mar 2014   #583
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's the key which determines the version, not the ISO. I assume the ISO is not one created from an existing install.
No I figured on using the http://www.heidoc.net/ isos as the refurbish does not come with a disc (I believe it does not)
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12 Mar 2014   #584
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's the key which determines the version, not the ISO. I assume the ISO is not one created from an existing install.
No I figured on using the http://www.heidoc.net/ isos as the refurbish does not come with a disc (I believe it does not)
That will be fine. Once activated with the OEM key it will be locked to that machine.
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12 Mar 2014   #585
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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If I were to order a laptop and decide to swap the HDD for an SDD, but plan on installing a fresh install (never installed before) of 7 on the new ssd, would I just go about setting up the SSD as usual?
Right, installing on a SSD is no different than installing on a HDD. There are a couple of things that the installer does for you which are essential for the SSD - it aligns the SSD and shuts off defrag. So once the OS is installed , there is nothing else for you to do.
Excellent. I'm thinking of a samsung 250gb, do you recommend setting up a partition for the OS? I was trying to figure out this out the last time I did a reinstall but couldn't decide on the size needed.
The Samsung is a good SSD. But have a look at this one. This is also an excellent SSD for an unbeatable price - at least today.

If you predefine an aligned, active, primary partition on the SSD and install into that, then you do not get the 100MB system partition - which is good in my book. 50GB should be ample for the OS unless you need to install BIG games.
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12 Mar 2014   #586
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's the key which determines the version, not the ISO. I assume the ISO is not one created from an existing install.
No I figured on using the http://www.heidoc.net/ isos as the refurbish does not come with a disc (I believe it does not)
That will be fine. Once activated with the OEM key it will be locked to that machine.
Right thats what I figured, but if the laptop comes with 7 pro already installed, the OEM already be locked to that computer, but the change of hard drives should be no concern as per SIWs remarks correct?
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12 Mar 2014   #587
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Changing the disk is really no big deal - if you make no mistake, LOL.
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12 Mar 2014   #588
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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Changing the disk is really no big deal - if you make no mistake, LOL.
thats why I cling to the forums

Thanks for the link gives me another option in my quest.
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12 Mar 2014   #589
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Right thats what I figured, but if the laptop comes with 7 pro already installed, the OEM already be locked to that computer, but the change of hard drives should be no concern as per SIWs remarks correct?
That's correct.
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