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Just use something like Acronis to image from the old disk to the new one, then simply pull out the old drive and boot off the new one, everything is exactly the same as it mirrors form one to the other.
If the old drive is in tact enough to do this your best bet is to do this and then use your new OS to update instead of reinstall it's an option in the windows 7 install but it doesn't always work.
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post #22 of 25
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If the old drive is in tact enough to do this your best bet is to do this and then use your new OS to update instead of reinstall it's an option in the windows 7 install but it doesn't always work.
No you're missing the point if he cloneshis old drive to his new one, no need to redo the OS, he's simply making a mirror copy of the old drive so it'll boot just fine off the new drive after he clones it off the old one.

He could use Acronis, Ghost, and any number of other disk imaging/cloning software to acomplish this, quickest and easiest way to do this.
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No you're missing the point if he cloneshis old drive to his new one, no need to redo the OS, he's simply making a mirror copy of the old drive so it'll boot just fine off the new drive after he clones it off the old one.

He could use Acronis, Ghost, and any number of other disk imaging/cloning software to acomplish this, quickest and easiest way to do this.
I assumed he wanted a new OS since he mentioned going to 64 bit
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I assumed he wanted a new OS since he mentioned going to 64 bit
gotcha, my bad then, if he's going to go 64bit then he'll have to do a clean install anyways no way around that, and then reinstall all of his applications etc. So no cloning will not work if OP is wanting to go from 32bit to 64bit as well.
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yeah you cannot rename the os drive to C: from being d: for example. aslo u cannot cpoy over ur program files folder like someone suggested to the new os and have it work, i have learned form experience lol that it does not work. i suggest you take all drives out except for the one u choose to install the new os on and do a fresh install so it will have the drive letter of C. then put the old os hd in anc change the drive letter and copy over the data like my docs desktop etc. but u can export the registry from the old os and merge it into the new os but i would only recommend as last ditch effort. but u really need to do a fresh install of programs. hope this helps!
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