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Just transfering Windows 7 to an SSD

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May 20, 2014 9:18:45 PM

I got an SSD, and I already had installed Windows 7 on an HDD, though I just want to put Windows on my SSD and keep my program files, Users and etc on my HDD. Is there anyway I can do that, and if so I would like to get instructions on how.

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May 20, 2014 9:28:34 PM

You can ghost or cloan the drive.
The SSD manufacturer should have a free program to do that.
This may help:

http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid...

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/migrating-to-ssd-get-yoursel...

It is highly NOT recommended though.
The partition on the HDD will be different and slow down your SSD.
The registry can get messed up too.
That can result in Windows not working right.
Do a clean install of the OS.
It will save you a ton of problems in the future.
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May 20, 2014 10:47:54 PM

What about my windows product key, wouldn't Microsoft detect that it is installed on two drives?
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May 20, 2014 10:56:44 PM

Kouroshs123 said:
What about my windows product key, wouldn't Microsoft detect that it is installed on two drives?


No, because you're going to:
A. Not use the HDD one anymore
B. Remove it from the drive.

There is only one application I've seen that will move only the OS to a different drive. And it's not free.
http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components...

Depending on the size of your proposed SSD, it is better to have it all one one drive, except for games.
For instance, a 120GB can hold the OS and a BUNCH of applications.

Personally, I always recommend just a clean install on the new drive.
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May 21, 2014 6:42:28 AM

Kouroshs123 said:
What about my windows product key, wouldn't Microsoft detect that it is installed on two drives?


No, they will not.
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