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Hi,

@ Sean

I have just bought a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD with Rev 0309 and would like to clone Windows 7 Professional (also have Easeus ToDo Pro). I have an Asus P8P67 with i5 2500K and 8GB Ram.

Any reason Easeus ToDo Professional won't clone an existing HDD to an SSD such that the SSD is bootable?

I want to have the SSD as the boot drive and then put the old HDD back in so I can see the D and E drive partitions I have. I would clone it with the SSD on a SATA 3 port then put the SSD on the SATA 6 port and alter the BIOS to AHCI. Then reboot again with the SSD on SATA 6 and the old HDD on a SATA 3 socket.

Great forum by the way, with a wealth of information! thumb.gif

Cheers
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In the second post of this thread, is "Booting and partitioning of Windows 7 with the System Reserve Partition:" the second one meant to say "without" ? they look identical but the steps aren't the same from 8 and up
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Originally Posted by Biggles75 View Post

Hi,

@ Sean

I have just bought a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD with Rev 0309 and would like to clone Windows 7 Professional (also have Easeus ToDo Pro). I have an Asus P8P67 with i5 2500K and 8GB Ram.

Any reason Easeus ToDo Professional won't clone an existing HDD to an SSD such that the SSD is bootable?

I want to have the SSD as the boot drive and then put the old HDD back in so I can see the D and E drive partitions I have. I would clone it with the SSD on a SATA 3 port then put the SSD on the SATA 6 port and alter the BIOS to AHCI. Then reboot again with the SSD on SATA 6 and the old HDD on a SATA 3 socket.

Great forum by the way, with a wealth of information! thumb.gif

Cheers
maybe just make a system image and restore it rather than the clone tool.

and you may want to update the firmware to your M4: http://www.overclock.net/t/1241906/crucial-m4-000f-firmware-is-out
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Originally Posted by czin125 View Post

In the second post of this thread, is "Booting and partitioning of Windows 7 with the System Reserve Partition:" the second one meant to say "without" ? they look identical but the steps aren't the same from 8 and up

fixed lol, I swore I wrote without. thanks
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Hi,

Thanks Sean - especially for the new firmware! Looks like it will be easy to do via Windows thumb.gif

Still curious as to why Easeus ToDo 'Clone' function would not be easier and therefore your recommendation? Is there some problem with it? Alignment??

Thanks
post #2845 of 5386
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Originally Posted by Biggles75 View Post

Hi,

Thanks Sean - especially for the new firmware! Looks like it will be easy to do via Windows thumb.gif

Still curious as to why Easeus ToDo 'Clone' function would not be easier and therefore your recommendation? Is there some problem with it? Alignment??

Thanks

I thought you said the clone tool didn't work for you lol.
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Hi,

I was asking as I haven't started the migration, hence the question of 'Cloning' vs. Backup/restore.

I have Easeus ToDo Pro and my current HDD C drive is at 100GB so I'm guessing 'CLONING' to 128GB M4 would work okay?

I didn't want to use Cloning if there were going to be future problems.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Biggles75 View Post

Hi,

I was asking as I haven't started the migration, hence the question of 'Cloning' vs. Backup/restore.

I have Easeus ToDo Pro and my current HDD C drive is at 100GB so I'm guessing 'CLONING' to 128GB M4 would work okay?

I didn't want to use Cloning if there were going to be future problems.

Thanks

go ahead and clone it, there should be no issues. Just go over this section of my guide when you are done and booted off the SSD: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds#post_15523325
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Hi,

Thanks Sean...I'll post the results in due course. I have already looked at the post install notes; again massively comprehensive!!! Awesome. biggrin.gif
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This is a great thread...,

I just got my Dell M6600, with 128GB SSD, and a 750GB HD. I increased the memory to 32GB and am running Windows 7, 64 Bit. It came per-installed with the OS, and I'm hoping to do some tweaks without doing a whole install. I use the laptop mainly for engineering related tasks and some graphics work. Most of the applications are x86 as they're not mainstream. I do run Office 2010 and 2003 because a number of our PC's here are still XP and running Office 2003.

I noticed the register tweaks for moving the C:\USER, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) directory to the HD in this thread. I also did some reading about moving Temp files to the HD. I saw where under the "System Properties", "Environment Variables" it seems they can be changed there as well. Is there a difference between tweaking the Registry and using this feature?

Also there are a tone of things Dell seems to want running from looking at MSConfig and the Task Manager. Since I don't use the machine for gaming and I've got 32 Gig I don't think I'm going to see the benefits to reducing the number of services running they way I did on my 32 Bit version of Windows 7.

I did move the C:\User directory to the HD and I was thinking about moving at least the C:\Program Files (x86) to the HD as well. I figure most of the programs that need to be updated will be 64 Bit but I did notice some discouragement for moving these files to another drive. My reason for moving C:\Program Files (x86) to the HD was simply to keep from loading up the SS with x86 programs. I'm wondering what others have experienced when moving these Program... directories to the HD.

I tried once to move both to the HD but discovered that even with these directory still on the SS I had problems launching already installed applications. I copied the two (2) directories to the HD and that seemed to solve the problem. Am I right in assuming that If change the location in the Register, I need to copy those two directories to the HD?
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This is a great thread...,
Thank you.

Quote:
I just got my Dell M6600, with 128GB SSD, and a 750GB HD. I increased the memory to 32GB and am running Windows 7, 64 Bit. It came per-installed with the OS, and I'm hoping to do some tweaks without doing a whole install. I use the laptop mainly for engineering related tasks and some graphics work. Most of the applications are x86 as they're not mainstream. I do run Office 2010 and 2003 because a number of our PC's here are still XP and running Office 2003.
Nice! I need more RAM myself lol.
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I noticed the register tweaks for moving the C:\USER, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) directory to the HD in this thread. I also did some reading about moving Temp files to the HD. I saw where under the "System Properties", "Environment Variables" it seems they can be changed there as well. Is there a difference between tweaking the Registry and using this feature?
I haven't done the User folder or Programs directories move myself and only the temp folders can be moved from Environmental Variables from what I see on mine, not the User folder or Program directories.
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Also there are a tone of things Dell seems to want running from looking at MSConfig and the Task Manager. Since I don't use the machine for gaming and I've got 32 Gig I don't think I'm going to see the benefits to reducing the number of services running they way I did on my 32 Bit version of Windows 7.
Probably not, just a little faster boot...but the SSD makes up for that. smile.gif
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I did move the C:\User directory to the HD and I was thinking about moving at least the C:\Program Files (x86) to the HD as well. I figure most of the programs that need to be updated will be 64 Bit but I did notice some discouragement for moving these files to another drive. My reason for moving C:\Program Files (x86) to the HD was simply to keep from loading up the SS with x86 programs. I'm wondering what others have experienced when moving these Program... directories to the HD.
Well, some people had the programs still install to the old directory on the C: drive I heard. But most go to the directory you set. If you have the room I wouldn't bother moving the folder.
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I tried once to move both to the HD but discovered that even with these directory still on the SS I had problems launching already installed applications. I copied the two (2) directories to the HD and that seemed to solve the problem. Am I right in assuming that If change the location in the Register, I need to copy those two directories to the HD?
Probably, like i said I have no experience with that myself. redface.gif
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