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Moving Win 7 to my Hdd.

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I am going to trade my 64gb ssd + some cash for a larger, faster ssd. In order to do so, I have to wipe my current ssd and send it off to it's new owner. What I'd like to do is transfer the info (win 7 ult/cpu stress tests etc) on it to my hdd until I receive my new ssd and do a fresh install. I'd prefer to have no down time if possible. What's the best way to do this ? I was just having a look at Acronis and it's 50$ . Any way I could do it for free ? I'm super new at this sort of thing. When I do this fresh install in a few days, it will actually be my first. When doing build, I usually wander off out of boredom at that point. Please, oh gracious fellow OCNers, help me if you can. Thanks so much for your replies !!
post #2 of 6
You have windows 7 ultimate, you have a built in system imager! Go to back up and restore and crate a system image.

You can also try clonezilla.
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ok, create a system image on my hdd, then it will be a bootable device and I'm clear to format my ssd ?
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Originally Posted by danielwiley View Post
ok, create a system image on my hdd, then it will be a bootable device and I'm clear to format my ssd ?
Yep. I would also back up any important data just in case.

Here is a guide to make one. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ge-backup.html

Once you make the image you can format the ssd.

1. Then pop in the HDD
2. Put in the windows 7 install disk
3. This: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...y-options.html
4. Then choose system image recovery. (if you want here is a guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-recovery.html Go to step two #3 and go from there)
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/31/11 at 8:48pm
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the hdd is already in. it's the hdd I'm using in conjunction with the ssd I have my OS on now. (the one im trading away) the new ssd is not here yet. I have no windows 7 disk as of yet. I have to find one on the cheap. basically I want to still be able to use my rig using only the hdd that is already in it. the fresh install will come when the new ssd comes in the mail and new windows disk is bought. does that make sense ?
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Yea, I just pm'ed you, too much for me to type atm lol.
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