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December 7, 2013 at 07:10:03
Specs: Windows vista, Intel Core Duo P8700 2.53 GHz/ 8GB
Installed a SSD, how to move OS from HD to SSD? I'm using Vista Home premium SP2. I will upgrade after the move to Windows 7 .

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December 7, 2013 at 07:19:53
Did the new (SSD) drive not come with software to allow you to clone the "olde" drive to your new one?

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December 7, 2013 at 08:03:51
I recommend doing a fresh install of Win7 rather that messing with cloning & then upgrading.

EDIT: If you have the Win7 Upgrade disc, it can still be used to do a clean install, you just need to install it twice. The 2nd install "upgrades" the 1st. I believe it's the same as the following Vista "workaround":

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December 7, 2013 at 11:03:57
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I have done just that and cloning is probably the quickest option.

If the drive came with no software as is the case with mine, there are plenty of free cloning applications avaialble. Just do a google search for partition clone.

Here is the one I used.

When you have cloned a single partition you may need to do a repair to make the drive bootable. However, if you clone an entire disk it will already be bootable,


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December 7, 2013 at 17:59:16
Also, the SSD drive manufacturer should have software available for download to clone the drive, if a disk wasn't included with the drive.

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