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March 13, 2012 6:14:47 PM

I was thinking about getting this SSD for my BOOT/Main programs drive. This "kit" is noob friendly that is why I want to get it, but my question is I don't want to clone over everything on my HDD. I have my single HDD split into two separate drives (Windows 7, then just E: ) In the crucial program will I be able to clone just the Window 7 or will it bypass the double drive HDD and put as single.?

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SSD: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Picture of my Problem: http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4228/hddpt.png

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a c 317 G Storage
March 13, 2012 7:29:16 PM

It should allow you to clone just the OS partition, but if not there are a number of other alternatives that will, like Easus Todo Backup for one. Check to see that the SRP is on the C partition also, and not on the E partition. Before you clone the drive make a system repair disk just in case you need it to correct the SRP after replacing with the cloned drive.
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March 13, 2012 7:34:05 PM

Sorry i am a noob at all this. SRP is?
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a b G Storage
March 13, 2012 7:38:17 PM

Unless your already set on ACHI mode in your bios, you will be better off starting with a fresh installation of Windows 7.
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a c 317 G Storage
March 13, 2012 7:42:01 PM

Xlack said:
Sorry i am a noob at all this. SRP is?

System reserved partition, a 100mb partition that is created by Windows 7.

p.s. I agree that a fresh install is best, and is best done with all other HDDs disconnected after bios SATA mode is set to AHCI.
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a b G Storage
March 13, 2012 7:48:38 PM

OP, just so you know , setting your BIOS to ACHI mode after you install Windows will result in Windows 7 not booting.
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March 13, 2012 8:29:01 PM

well, I have programs on this HDD under the C: that I don't have the CDKeys anymore, so how can I bring thoses over? and also I don't have a Windows 7 Disc just a activation code.
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March 13, 2012 9:58:19 PM

If you have Windows 7 Pro, you can download an official demo from the Microsoft site. The demo can be activated with a viable Win 7 Pro serial.

Not sure if there are other versions, though.

I don't know if it is possible to port installed programs from one windows installation into another. If you are lucky some might just be a copy&paste job. At the worst case they have some crucial registry entries that you would have to find out and port over manually (aka create the entries yourself).

A registry backup of the old install and an import into the new one could do the trick to or as well kill the new install. :D 

Well you get the idea...
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a c 317 G Storage
March 13, 2012 11:10:04 PM

Xlack said:
well, I have programs on this HDD under the C: that I don't have the CDKeys anymore, so how can I bring thoses over? and also I don't have a Windows 7 Disc just a activation code.

So it may be worth trying a disk cloning, but make sure to create a system repair disk before the cloning, as that disk has always fixed any issues that I've had using a cloned drive.
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March 14, 2012 12:26:05 AM

Well it doesn't hurt to try! :] Also I have windows 7 Enterprise, So if all fails the back up will fix and or I will just start up from scratch! :] Thanks for all the help guys
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