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Going from AData 60gb to a Mushkin 120gb tomorrow.
Do I have to reinstall Windows?
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you can use software to clone your current drive and transfer it over to your new drive. No need to reinstall.

How ever I would recommend a new install since nothing faster or smoother then a fresh OS install thumb.gif

link to software: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

cost money

you could google free hard drive cloning software

Quick search found this but I myself haven't used it : http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
Edited by Hogwasher - 1/4/12 at 4:23pm
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You can make a system image and then image it to the new drive for free with windows itself!

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html
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Thanks guys.
After a good night sleep, I felt a reinstall was in order for the new drive, but I left home with my copy of Win XP instead of Win 7 and now I'm sitting in my office with no clue as to what I'm gonna do.

Image the old drive or take the 32 mile round trip and get my Win 7 from home. Gonna see how busy it is today before I make up my mind.

Thanks again for the replies.
+rep
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post

Thanks guys.
After a good night sleep, I felt a reinstall was in order for the new drive, but I left home with my copy of Win XP instead of Win 7 and now I'm sitting in my office with no clue as to what I'm gonna do.
Image the old drive or take the 32 mile round trip and get my Win 7 from home. Gonna see how busy it is today before I make up my mind.
Thanks again for the replies.
+rep

A fresh install is always the best bet imho.

With a ssd, a fresh install only takes 30 mins even with updates.

I'm a OCZ owner so I know all about fresh installs. wink.gif
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Broke dwon and went home to get the win 7 dvd. Ran into wife so I had lunch with her. smile.gif

Installed and now on 48 of 99 updates...redface.gif. 96 of them important or recomanded 3 was optional.

Can i just plug in the old 60ssd and my hdd after the updates? Anything I should do b4 plugin them in?
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Can i just plug in the old 60ssd and my hdd after the updates? Anything I should do b4 plugin them in?

You should be A-OK since they won't be interfering with boot order or anything like that. They'll show up just like normal secondary/tertiary drives.
post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post

Broke dwon and went home to get the win 7 dvd. Ran into wife so I had lunch with her. smile.gif
Installed and now on 48 of 99 updates...redface.gif. 96 of them important or recomanded 3 was optional.
Can i just plug in the old 60ssd and my hdd after the updates? Anything I should do b4 plugin them in?

you should just be able to plug them back in connect power and they should automatically show up in BIOS. then you can do the normal drive set up such as asigning drive letters and or partioning a larger volume it you want
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/Install-or-remove-a-hard-disk-drive is a start tho you probably know most of this smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 1/5/12 at 2:02pm
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post #9 of 13
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Thanks again.
Right after the install and before i updated and put drivers in, i hooked up the old ssd and hdd, it booted from the old ssd. Forgot to go into bios. Doh

Ugh posting from my iPhone feels wierd. Cant even rep people.
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Update...

Finished the install and now installing all my software.

Got all my drives in order and I'm glad I reinstalled Windows.
Surprised that it took a bit over 27gb. I added Origin and Steam with a game each and I'm over 57gb already... redface.gif



Thanks again for the comments/suggestions. thumb.gif

stubass, what kinda fish is htat and where did youcatch it? Looks like you are on a party/head boat, fun times. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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