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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

11 Oct 2011   #50
Bizness

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What BIOS change did you make?
Boot order, favouring the OCZ drive... and also tried with and without AHCI mode on.

I've since built the drive from scratch without an issue.


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11 Oct 2011   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, this is indeed puzzling. Changing the boot order should not present any problem. When you change the BIOS to AHCI, you should first set Win7 to AHCI AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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25 Oct 2011   #52
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

whs,
good tute.
As I get closer to finally getting an SSD (Crucial M4 128GB) I will moving the OS / installed programs from a 110GB partition (spinner) so reimaging should be fine from the partition size point of view. I don't want to clean install because of the reactivation hassles of licensed third party software and the rest.

Anyway as you know I mainly use Windows 7 imaging but this may be a problem. It will want to reformat to the exact HDD partition structure the old image was made from. It appears to me that this may undo all the important alignment prep work? My understanding is that Macrium will reimage to the partition structure and alignment YOU define in the prep work. Is this your understanding?
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26 Oct 2011   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes you are right. You just dump the images into the predefined, aligned partitions. Even easier would be to use the Paragon tool. Then you are done in 20 minutes and all is automatic - alignment, transfer and the whole bit.
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27 Oct 2011   #54
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks whs. I'd be interested to know if people have been generally happy with the Paragon tool.
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27 Oct 2011   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Thanks whs. I'd be interested to know if people have been generally happy with the Paragon tool.
A lot of people were raving about it. SIW2 was the first to discover it. I got it for free and used it 3 or 4 times. Worked perfectly with just a couple of clicks.
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06 Nov 2011   #56
MoBeans

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
SSD + One Terabyte Hard Drive

I installed a 64 gig SSD as primary drive . Did a Fresh install . What i need to know is my Terabyte drive has windows 7 on it also . Do i need to reformat drive to get rid of windows 7 . The SSD has the same system on it ! Thanks , MoBeans
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06 Nov 2011   #57
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoBeans View Post
I installed a 64 gig SSD as primary drive . Did a Fresh install . What i need to know is my Terabyte drive has windows 7 on it also . Do i need to reformat drive to get rid of windows 7 . The SSD has the same system on it ! Thanks , MoBeans
It is safer if you first post a complete picture of your Disk Management. It could very well be that the installer has placed the bootmgr for your SSD 7 on the TB drive. If that is the case, then the situation is a bit complicated. But with a pic of Disk Management, we could see that.

And please do not bold the posting.
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06 Nov 2011   #58
MoBeans

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The Terabyte drive was not in PC when i installed Windows 7 on the SSD .
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06 Nov 2011   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, just make sure that you have a 100MB hidden active partition on the SSD - alternatively if there is no 100MB partition, C must be active. If that is the case, you can delete the Win7 from the 1TB partition - unless you want to keep it as an emergency system. You can always boot into it when changing the BIOS boot sequence.
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