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New ssd need to transfer old dada

I just want to get a bigger storage device and I don't know how to move my data from my current ssd to the new one
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  1. windows 7?
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    An easy way is to clone the drive and extend the partition.

    The Apricorn SATA Wire kit will do this for you in a couple of clicks through the use of the included EZ Gig software and USB connector. You run the EZ Gig software from the CD. You hook the new drive to the PC via the USB connector. Just click through the default selections (4K alignment is a default selection). It clones your C-drive to the USB-connected drive. When it's done with the cloning procedure, you unhook the USB connected drive and shutdown. Then you replace your old C-drive with the new C-drive (I suggest using the same SATA cable and port the old drive was plugged into).

    Use the USB connector to reformat your old C-drive to use for other purposes.

    You can use the same method with non-C-drives.
  3. If it's a samsung ssd, they have free imaging software that works pretty well.

    If you can connect both and do a clean install on the new ssd, you can backup your old files and restore to the new primary drive.
  4. lxgoldsmith said:
    windows 7?


    Yes I'm going from vista to 7
  5. SHEPTHESAINT said:
    lxgoldsmith said:
    windows 7?


    Yes I'm going from vista to 7


    then back up your data to your hdd (or whatever you use for backups), do a clean install, and then restore your data on the new drive.
  6. Ubercake I'll try your idea with the connector will it work with any ssd ?
  7. I appreciate everyone's help thank you guys
  8. ubercake said:
    An easy way is to clone the drive and extend the partition.

    The Apricorn SATA Wire kit will do this for you in a couple of clicks through the use of the included EZ Gig software and USB connector. You run the EZ Gig software from the CD. You hook the new drive to the PC via the USB connector. Just click through the default selections (4K alignment is a default selection). It clones your C-drive to the USB-connected drive. When it's done with the cloning procedure, you unhook the USB connected drive and shutdown. Then you replace your old C-drive with the new C-drive (I suggest using the same SATA cable and port the old drive was plugged into).

    Use the USB connector to reformat your old C-drive to use for other purposes.

    You can use the same method with non-C-drives.


    Ubercake I also want windows 7 should I install after the clone or before the clone,I have heard installing on a clean PC is the best thing to do and how can I transfer just my programs not my os is that possible
  9. Your programs all tie into the OS in some way. You can't do a clean install and simply move the old programs over because a lot of them rely on registry entrys, dlls, and other things tied into the OS.

    If you do a clean install with Windows 7 (and this is the recommended way to go about an upgrade), you'll have to re-install your apps. I'm not sure which version of Windows Vista you're on now 32 or 64 bit, but you should definitely install the 64-bit version of Windows 7 if you do the clean install.

    If you are currently on the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Vista, the upgrade to the same version of Windows 7 -for the most part- works just fine, but with the 32-bit version of Windows 7, you'll be limited in what you're able to run and hardware options (ie RAM limitations) moving forward. This type of upgrade would not require you to re-install your apps though.

    At any rate, I'd say do what it takes to get to 64-bit Windows 7 as it is a solid OS. If it requires you to perform a clean install, I'd say just put the new drive in place and install. If you upgrade, I'd say upgrade first and then clone as Windows 7 has better SSD support than Vista.
  10. Yes I am getting win7 64 bit but I am currently running win vista 32 bit so just install clean win7 64 bit then clone an replace the old drive with the new one?
  11. Going from Vista 32 to win 7 64-bit, a clean install is your only option.

    Knowing that you're doing a clean install, you will have to re-install your apps.

    Is the purpose of your SSD to store data (photos, music, office docs), run apps, run the OS or all of the above?
  12. ubercake said:
    Going from Vista 32 to win 7 64-bit, a clean install is your only option.

    Knowing that you're doing a clean install, you will have to re-install your apps.

    Is the purpose of your SSD to store data (photos, music, office docs), run apps, run the OS or all of the above?


    I'm goin to do all of the above so basically just replace the ssd now and install the 64 bit an re download everything ?
  13. I would just install Windows 7 directly to the new SSD.

    First, download all of the Windows 7 64-bit drivers for the various controllers and processors on your motherboard from your motherboard's support page on the manufacturer's web site. These will include, but are not limited too chipset, LAN, and Audio. Put these all on a thumb drive.

    Then with Windows Vista still on the PC and the old drive, download and apply the latest update for your motherboard's BIOS.

    When you're ready to do the clean install and after the BIOS update, make sure you set the motherboard's disk controller's(') modes to AHCI before the install. Know that once you do this, you won't be able to get back to Vista if the disk controller's mode was not set to this prior.

    Once you've done these things, remove the old drive, install the new SSD, and install Windows onto the SSD. Once Windows is installed, install each of your drivers. I always start with the chipset then do the audio, then LAN, then any others in no particular order.
  14. Thanks uber you've been a great help
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