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Moving Windows 7 Files from 1 Hard Drive to Another

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April 15, 2010 11:33:50 PM

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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April 16, 2010 12:33:36 AM

Ghost does it too
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April 16, 2010 12:35:20 AM

number13 said:
Ghost does it too

Yes it does, but the one from Western Digital is free.
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April 17, 2010 6:19:52 AM

do i do the same thing if i wanted to move to a SSD?
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April 17, 2010 6:38:50 AM

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.
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April 17, 2010 2:45:19 PM

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.
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April 27, 2010 11:22:48 AM

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?
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April 27, 2010 8:07:25 PM

Yes.
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April 27, 2010 9:58:34 PM

Simple answer but its good enough for me
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April 27, 2010 10:04:54 PM

Sometimes a simple answer is all that's required.
Good luck and have fun.
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