I have recently purchased a Samsung 840 Pro (256GB). I want to do a fresh install of Windows 7 onto it. I want to transfer some programs from my SSD (Win7 already installed on it), & some programs from my HDD (No OS installed)...to my new Samsung 840 Pro. But, I am hesitant to do so, because I'm not sure what will happen if I have 2 SSD's with the same Windows 7 (Same OEM Version, Same CD) installed on them, & connected to my PC.
I've thought of just doing fresh installs of everything onto my new SSD (I'd rather avoid this), but how do i get the OS off my old SSD...so I can continue using it in my PC?
I'm just not proficient enough in my Technological Super Powers to be confident of what the heck I'm doing! I'm afraid I'm going to blow everything to hell!
Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive MZ-7PD256BW
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
MSI 626 913 0828
You can't transfer (most) programs, they are intertwined with the registry & will need to be re-installed with the new OS. A 'few' programs don't use the registry, but these tend to be very minor programs
As a general rule you cannot transfer INSTALLED programs from one windows install to another. Im sure there are thirdparty programs that will attempt this, but your best bet is to re-install. I have yet to hear good reports from any of those programs.
Clone your old SSD to new new Samsung using clonezilla or similar disk software.
Disconnect the old ssd.
boot from the new ssd.
uninstall what you dont want.
re-install anything thats missing
Its more work up front, but it will save you the headache of dealing with mis-configured programs in the long run.