Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Easiest way to move OS from one drive to another?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Easiest way to move OS from one drive to another?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So which is the best software to move my OS from the regular hdd to a new ssd i just acquired. this is for my laptop btw, not my sig system.

thanks.
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
oh, and i dont dont have the windows dvd or else i would just reinstall on the ssd.
post #3 of 10
I really wouldn't recommend it, especially if you're passing from an hard disk to an ssd (Windows won't make the important tweaks and changes). The best thing would be to find out a Windows iso and reinstall Windows using the key included in your current Windows installation. It will save you a lot of pain.

You won't really be able to do anything anyway without a bootable DVD of some kind, like a Windows DVD, as said before, or at least some Linux Live CD, but it'll then be a complicated task to duplicate your installation.

To follow your topic subject, the easiest way, by far, is to reinstall Windows.
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
where do i find a windows iso?
post #5 of 10
link

This is a translation, but it should be readable. And I'm supposing the OS you're looking for is Windows 7. The links that are there come directly from Microsoft's website, except for the Ultimate iso, but that link is broken anyway.

And of course, you'll need your product key to activate it.
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
My First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 3.6GHz (Stable) Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI 2x BFG GeForce GTS 250 1GB (SLI) 4GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Green / WD 500GB Black / Seagate 500 & 250 Pioneer DVR-S18MBK DVD/CD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" HD2201 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ Tech 700W StealthxStream CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
My First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 3.6GHz (Stable) Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI 2x BFG GeForce GTS 250 1GB (SLI) 4GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Green / WD 500GB Black / Seagate 500 & 250 Pioneer DVR-S18MBK DVD/CD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" HD2201 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ Tech 700W StealthxStream CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by realcyberbob;12340990 
This might help as well:

http://www.overclock.net/windows/753304-windows-7-download-links-install-reactivation.html

this
MSI EX625
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
MSI EX625
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Do you have a external drive or some blank dvds? As acronis is about the best backup software i seen out. Windows has its on backup but acronis is way easier. But depends on how much stuff you have though. Good luck.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by realcyberbob;12340990 
This might help as well:

http://www.overclock.net/windows/753304-windows-7-download-links-install-reactivation.html

Hmm, I knew I'd had seen a thread like this on OCN, just couldn't find it. Much better than my link, at least there's instructions.
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSCaseMouse
Crucial m4 + 3 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits Antec 1200 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
get yourself a copy of acronis true image home and clone the drive
valkyrja
(28 items)
 
mini destroyer
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k asrock z77 professional-m evga GTX670 (reference) patriot viper extreme division 4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Seagate Momentus  Western Digital My Book ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 JINGWAY DDC12V PRO 800LPH PUMP swiftech micro res assorted fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RAZA  EK FC670 GTX ACETAL CSQ EK FC670 BACKPLATE XSPC EX120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 YATE LOON D12SM-12 YATE LOON D12SM-12 YATE LOON D12SM-12 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64  AOC E2343FK Logitech G110 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone ps07 x7 xl-790h Corsair MM200 Pioneer VSX-D914 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core i7-3615QM apple mac mini 6,1 logic board intel hd 4000 patriot mac series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
corsair neutron gtx 240 ssd hitachi apple hdd stock apple cooling osx 10.8.4 mountain lion 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
asus vs238 apple wired usb keyboard stock apple psu mac mini 6,1 late 2012 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
apple mighty mouse corsair 200m presonus firestudio presonus audiobox usb 22vsl 
Audio
samson resolve A6 studio monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
valkyrja
(28 items)
 
mini destroyer
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k asrock z77 professional-m evga GTX670 (reference) patriot viper extreme division 4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Seagate Momentus  Western Digital My Book ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 JINGWAY DDC12V PRO 800LPH PUMP swiftech micro res assorted fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RAZA  EK FC670 GTX ACETAL CSQ EK FC670 BACKPLATE XSPC EX120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 YATE LOON D12SM-12 YATE LOON D12SM-12 YATE LOON D12SM-12 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64  AOC E2343FK Logitech G110 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone ps07 x7 xl-790h Corsair MM200 Pioneer VSX-D914 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core i7-3615QM apple mac mini 6,1 logic board intel hd 4000 patriot mac series 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
corsair neutron gtx 240 ssd hitachi apple hdd stock apple cooling osx 10.8.4 mountain lion 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
asus vs238 apple wired usb keyboard stock apple psu mac mini 6,1 late 2012 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
apple mighty mouse corsair 200m presonus firestudio presonus audiobox usb 22vsl 
Audio
samson resolve A6 studio monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Easiest way to move OS from one drive to another?