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How To Transfer OS From Old SSD To New SSD?

Hi, I want to know how can I transfer the OS into my new SSD. My old SSD is 240GB and it does not have a lot of free space left and I bought a new one of 500GB. I want to know how can I transfer the OS to the new one ''without" losing any files, step by step.

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  1. u cant transfer the os, but u can select the folders u want to transfer from ur old one and drag them to ur new ssd.

    or use a program.

    but drag and drop is simpler.
  2. iceclock said:
    u cant transfer the os, but u can select the folders u want to transfer from ur old one and drag them to ur new ssd.

    or use a program.

    but drag and drop is simpler.



    You are wrong. Yes you can transfer the entire OS. I just want a solid step by step.
  3. its not recommanded to do such a thing, do a clean install for performance mate.
  4. but if u absolutely want here.

    http://apcmag.com/how-to-transfer-your-os-to-your-new-ssd-drive.htm

    select as best answer if u found this answer helpful and dont hesitate to ask more questions :)
  5. iceclock said:
    its not recommanded to do such a thing, do a clean install for performance mate.



    What do you mean with clean install. Also, on the link you gave me it says to do a full reformat and reinstall. I don't want to lose anything as I said on the post.
  6. If your new SSD has enough capacity to accommodate all of your OS files, you can clone your existing OS over to the new SSD without any changes or data loss. If you're willing to buy a software to do this for you, try Paragon Migrate, that's one of the easiest and most straightforward methods.
  7. thismafiaguy said:
    If your new SSD has enough capacity to accommodate all of your OS files, you can clone your existing OS over to the new SSD without any changes or data loss. If you're willing to buy a software to do this for you, try Paragon Migrate, that's one of the easiest and most straightforward methods.


    Yes I said, the old SSD is 240GB and the New is 500GB. So, it is enough for it.
  8. Why not just transfer ur data. To new hard.drive after u install windows on 500 giger
  9. Google paragon migrate ssd ull find it and how
  10. iceclock said:
    Why not just transfer ur data. To new hard.drive after u install windows on 500 giger


    That would not be a good idea. Then I'll have to paid for a new windows code. I just want to move all of my files from the old SSD with windows 7 too into the new SSD.
  11. and cost 12$ so thats cheap
  12. Use this..
    http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html

    There are 2 ways you use this.. Disk Backup and Restore but i would suggest Disk Clone..

    Disk Clone would copy everything exactly from 1 disk to another but the backup and restore option is better if you have a secondary storage.

    How to clone if both drives are connected.

    Step 1: Install the software.. its free.
    Step 2: Use Disk Clone to copy from Disk 1(old) to Disk 2 (new)

    Once all is done.. Either remove the old drive or change settings in your BIOS to use your new drive as primary boot.

    I would suggest a backup of your OS as it helps accidents in the future.

    Good Luck
  13. Quote:
    iceclock said:
    Why not just transfer ur data. To new hard.drive after u install windows on 500 giger


    Quote:
    That would not be a good idea. Then I'll have to paid for a new windows code. I just want to move all of my files from the old SSD with windows 7 too into the new SSD.


    You wouldn't have to buy a new code- if you format the sdd, then reinstall windows and all of your files onto your new sdd, then you just use the same code; you are only using the code on one computer only at a time then.

    As the others said, cloning is your best option if you want an exact copy of your current installation. But I would personally make sure you back everything up before hand (if you don't keep a backup copy of everything anyway) - you just never know.

    Backing up all of your files, and then doing a fresh installation on your new ssd and copying all of your files onto it would be a good option in some ways- you get a clean installation of your os then without any possible problems that may exist already. It isn't that hard to do.
  14. Best answer
    thegamersite1 said:
    iceclock said:
    Why not just transfer ur data. To new hard.drive after u install windows on 500 giger


    That would not be a good idea. Then I'll have to paid for a new windows code. I just want to move all of my files from the old SSD with windows 7 too into the new SSD.


    No, you do not need a new windows code for the second drive.

    Personally, what I would do is what was suggested....move some data off the 240GB to the new drive.
    Yes, you can migrate the whole thing over, but just moving some data over is the easiest.
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