I bought a new 256 gb ssd and want to install my windows 7 on to it. I currently have that copy of windows 7 on my 2 tb hdd. I would like to do this without losing any of the files on my hdd (games, movies, music). I would also like to be able to transfer a portion of said files over to my ssd. Any idea on the best way to this would be appreciated. From what I have gathered through my own research the best way seems to be removing the hdd and then installing win 7 onto the ssd while it is the only drive attached to the mobo.
A clean install on the new SSD is the best solution.
Secondary is a clone, taking ALL the original drive. Obviously, the old drive has to be smaller used space than the new SSD.
There is no application that can migrate 'a portion'.
So...clean install with only the SSD connected. Then, once it is up and running, connect the old HDD.
Install applications where you want. Given a 256GB drive, that will probably hold ALL your applications and a few games,