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Moving Windows from HDD to SSD

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May 27, 2013 9:27:16 AM

I have 750gb HDD and I would like to get a SSD. I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my HDD with all my information on it. Is there a way I can buy the SSD and just reinstall or move my windows there (plus couple applications) and then use my current HDD as a storage unit for all the information without losing all the data?

This is the SSD I would like to buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 954 G Storage
May 27, 2013 9:37:50 AM

Yes.

Before you do anything else, save off any important data (docs, pics, music, etc) somewhere else. You should be doing this anyway.

Power down.
Install the SSD.
Disconnect all other drives except for the DVD.
Install Windows on the new SSD.
Verify the boot works, and that the SSD is first in the boot order.
Reconnect any other drives.
Reinstall whatever applications you want on the SSD, and the others on the HDD.

There are other configuration items specific to an SSD you should do, but this is a start.
See here for other tips.
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May 27, 2013 9:52:47 AM

USAFRet said:
Yes.

Before you do anything else, save off any important data (docs, pics, music, etc) somewhere else. You should be doing this anyway.

Power down.
Install the SSD.
Disconnect all other drives except for the DVD.
Install Windows on the new SSD.
Verify the boot works, and that the SSD is first in the boot order.
Reconnect any other drives.
Reinstall whatever applications you want on the SSD, and the others on the HDD.

There are other configuration items specific to an SSD you should do, but this is a start.
See here for other tips.


How do i verify that SSD is first in the boot order? And how come windows in HDD will not interfere with newly installed windows on SSD?
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a c 954 G Storage
May 27, 2013 10:22:16 AM

trum_0909 said:


How do i verify that SSD is first in the boot order? And how come windows in HDD will not interfere with newly installed windows on SSD?


When starting, go into the BIOS. You'll be able to see the whole boot order. DVD/SDD/whatever,
The Windows install on the other HDD won't run at start, because you will have specified that drive to not boot from.

If you have all your application install disks and setup.exe files, and all your personal files (as specified above) you can wipe the HDD.
Install games and other large installation things there.
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May 27, 2013 10:47:07 AM

USAFRet said:
trum_0909 said:


How do i verify that SSD is first in the boot order? And how come windows in HDD will not interfere with newly installed windows on SSD?


When starting, go into the BIOS. You'll be able to see the whole boot order. DVD/SDD/whatever,
The Windows install on the other HDD won't run at start, because you will have specified that drive to not boot from.



Thank you you have been very helpful. One last question, After I put the SSD in the first boot order and install the HDD and run it altogether wouldnt it be just easier to wipe the Windows off from HDD and keep all the information i have on there?(like documents, pictures, and movies) Because Im not really sure how it all works.
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