Moving Windows 7 Files from 1 Hard Drive to Another

For Example if i had a Western Digital Caviar Black and i just got a velociraptor. How do i move the files to the velociraptor rather than the Cavair Black? if i move it will i need to re-activate windows?
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  1. Use the WD drive tools to migrate the contents to the new drive. Download the Acronis True Image WD Edition Software from WD.
    http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en
    Reactivation should not be required.
  2. Ghost does it too
  3. number13 said:
    Ghost does it too

    Yes it does, but the one from Western Digital is free.
  4. do i do the same thing if i wanted to move to a SSD?
  5. While I expect you can, I don't know as I have no experience with them and am unable to find any info one way or the other.
    You could try contacting the maker for more information, but I can't think of any reason why not.
    The only problem may be that Windows will treat it as a major hardware upgrade and reactivation may be required.
  6. Alph4kil1 said:
    do i do the same thing if i wanted to move to a SSD?

    Should. An t a drive without moving parts.

    I have used the old Drive Image program, Ghost, and Acronis. I like Acronis best.
  7. If i Have the full version of windows 7 can i do a brand new install on the ssd? my procedure is

    1. unplug sata cable from HDD
    2. connect ssd
    3. insert windows disc
    4. boot from cd-rom and set ssd as 1st
    5. install

    can i do that?
  8. Yes.
  9. Simple answer but its good enough for me
  10. Sometimes a simple answer is all that's required.
    Good luck and have fun.
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