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Swapping HDD and reinstalling Win7

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I just got a new laptop with no optical drive. I also bought a separate SSD to put in it. Can I copy the OS to an external drive, swap in the SSD and then recover from the external drive? If so, how?
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I would like help with this aswell possible someone has a guide using norton ghost 11
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I'm trying to do this also! I would not like to use any third party software
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anyone?
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Acronis is a nice application for it. And then it will make a bootable usb flash drive if you also need that.
Acronis True Image Home 2011
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Acronis is a nice application for it. And then it will make a bootable usb flash drive if you also need that.
Acronis True Image Home 2011
Can you step me through this, I'm not quite sure how to work it. I have the program open
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To bad you don't have a cd-rom drive. With Win 7 you can make an OS image and save it off to an external HD. Then you boot the win 7 recovery cd and restore OS image to new HD. I have done it a few times, works great.
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To bad you don't have a cd-rom drive. With Win 7 you can make an OS image and save it off to an external HD. Then you boot the win 7 recovery cd and restore OS image to new HD. I have done it a few times, works great.
Yeah I think i can get my hands on an external CDD tomorrow. I'll probably just wait until then and just throw the recovery disc in. Will this just do a fresh install of Win7?
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post #9 of 10
If I were you, I would

1. Back up all the data (simply copy)
2. Create a bootable USB flash with Windows 7 on it (I use WinToFlash to make a bootable USB)
3. Install Windows on SSD
4. Restore all your data (just paste)

This will guarantee that the OS will work properly, alignment will be right.
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Thanks. I should be able to get it to work now
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