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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

23 Nov 2014   #720
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Narrr
I'm doing a clean install now ssd installed
Paragon does not work with my enclosure so I'm assuming because not even macrium would :/
Too late now will be giving paragon an ear full Monday too
Cheers for the help I never was very keen on moving the os to the left and cloning....... anyway,
Clean is best for the long haul

P.S. Thanks Greg for the iso install reminder


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23 Nov 2014   #721
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why on earth did you not follow this tutorial.
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23 Nov 2014   #722
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I recon I'm not smart enough to follow it
I tried the easy way didn't work
Tried to digest the geek way could not comprehend it,
My burner is messed up or something couldn't do it with dvd's or some cd's so I did the most logical next step which was to stop and clean install,

In the prep for cleaning the existing os I found many items which gave me concern a bunch of startup items I had uninstalled but remained in startup
I used ccleaner to remove them one of which was java updater and ccleaner found a bunch of other entries for it and iTunes helper........
It just seemed doomed to begin with but I did in honesty try,
Even picked up a couple of pups
So it was not to be that's all it's still good though had allot of frustrating fun in the process,
You still don't speak caveman
Cheers.
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23 Nov 2014   #723
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mike, I think you give up too fast. The CD burner is not a good excuse. It can be substituted by a USB stick.
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23 Nov 2014   #724
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's my story and I'm sticking to it
Cheers.
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23 Nov 2014   #725
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Hi folks,
I've got a 300GB main partition that I need to shrink into a 120gb SSD. I moved the page file to another drive. I turned off hibernation to kill hiberfile.sys. I then twice used Perfect Disk 11 in boot mode to make as much contiguous free space as possible.

I'm still left with a handful of blocks near the middle of the drive. But the odd thing is that now Win7's Disk Management reports 0MB available shrinkage on the drive. I did a chkdsk /f but that didn't help. So it seems that Perfect Disk somehow broke the ability to shrink.

And so I turn to a dedicated partition prog. There I can shrink the C drive to whatever I want, but my question is whether I will break anything by moving that handful of immovable blocks. I definitely would do a backup before trying, but would appreciate any insight here.

Thanks,
Paul
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23 Nov 2014   #726
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Paul,

How much data do you have on that 300MB partition. If it is less than 120GB, it will fit on the SSD and no shrinking is required. Only the size of the data is relevant, not the actual size of the partition.

If, however, you have a lot more than 120GB because you have a lot of stuff in your own files, I suggest to move your own files (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music) to a seperate partition. That is anyhow recommended. Your OS plus all the files associated with it (Programs, etc) are probably less than 120GB.

If you need step by step, post back with a picture of your current disk management.

Btw - the problems you have with the shrinking using Disk Management are normal. DM cannot move the MFT (master file table) that is sitting high up in the partition. Other programs can do that because they shift the whole data around. That is an iffy operation and I always advise to make an image of a partition which you shrink that way - just to be safe.
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23 Nov 2014   #727
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Hi Wolfgang. I have the partition down to about 88GB, so that's no problem. The problem is that my backup prog wouldn't clone the partition to the new smaller space. Now that I think of it, though, it might do a backup/restore to a smaller space. I'll try that right now.

I understand that Win7's disk management will not shrink more than the farthermost unmovable. What I have now though is a shrink function that's not working on the partition at all.

Thanks,
Paul

Edit: yes, this seems to be working.
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23 Nov 2014   #728
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good, looks like you are in the clear.
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23 Nov 2014   #729
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just got finished cloning the 500GB HDD that came with my new notebook to a new 500GB Samsung 840EVO. I just plugged the EVO into one of the cute little USB 2.0 docks that I have, did a quick format, then rebooted for insurance (probably didn't need to but I'm paranoid). Then I fired up Macrium Reflect, set it to clone the HDD to the SSD, then walked away. The clone failed for some odd reason about two minutes in so I did another restart, then tried again. Two and a half hours later, the clone was done. I shut the notebook (Lenovo B590) down, opened it up (only had to remove two tiny screws), and swapped out the HDD with the SSD. When I booted up, I had to do a reboot because Win 7 installed some drivers. I then ran WEI to ensure TRIM was turned on, then ran AS SSD to check the alignment; it was good. Easy peasy. Forget Paragon or any of the other migration tools, including Samsung's; I never was able to get them to work correctly.

Now I just have to backup the little bugger.
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