Solved Migrating from 120GB (Boot SSD) to 512GB SSD

June 6, 2013 at 10:39:53
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit
I want to migrate a boot ssd to a larger ssd. I have the 512GB connected to USB port with Apricorn connector.

I am using Macrium Reflect software to make a clone. After I complete the cloning, what next?

Do I unplug the 120GB and plug in the 512GB and expect it to work or something else I need to do?



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June 6, 2013 at 11:24:39
Why are you doing that? 120GB is plenty large enough for your boot partition. If you feel the need for more speed with your programs, then install them to the 512GB. You still need to backup, even with SSDs. Easier to keep current when your OS is on a separate partition.

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June 6, 2013 at 18:15:57
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OtheHill is right, unless you have a single drive bay, as in a laptop.
Make a Windows 7 Repair Disk on that computer unless you already have one.
Swap the drivesa and try to boot it. If it does not, boot to the Repair Disk and do a Start Up Repair. This will fix or create the boot files that might not have been copied over. Once you have it running, launch Disk manager. You will probably find a partition somewhere around the 120GB for your OS partition that was cloned. At this point, you will need to decide of you want one large partition or two. For one large partition, you will expand the current partition to cover the entire available space. For the multiple partition set up (one for your OS and programs, and one for your personal files. For two partitions, just create a new partition for all unallocated space and format it (NTSF). Etc. Files in a separate drive or partition is best.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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