Changing ssd hard drive

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
February 22, 2013 at 13:44:20
Specs: Windows 7, 16
Hello all

As of now i have in my computer a 120 GB SSD drive on witch i have Windows 7 Premium installed on it. Let's say that a 120 SSD drive fills up pretty fast so i got my self a 240 GB SSD drive with is much better then a 120.
On my 120 SSD i have my windows installed and to replace this hard drive with the new bigger one do i need to make a clean install or there is a way around this.

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#1
February 22, 2013 at 13:46:46
A program like Acronis may work. Take a snapshot of if the hard drive & restore it back to the new HD.

OR

Just install the new HD for files & leave the system on the original drive

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#2
February 22, 2013 at 20:02:21
My thoughts exactly, unless this is for a laptop with only a single drive bay, just install the drive as a second drive. 120GB is enough for your operating system and a reasonable amount of programs, just not too much in the way of personal files. Even the 240GB drive, if it is the only drive, may in the long run prove to be on the small side. As a second drive, it is a better choice.
If you have the option (and the money), the 240GB drive as the primary drive with a fast (larger) conventional hard drive for mass and long term storage, would be even better. In this set up, you can even store an image of the SSD drive on a separate partition on the conventional drive for more protection.

Acronis or software offered by the SSD drive mfg. (on their website if no disk was included) would be able to clone your original drive onto the new drive. If the 'drive' shows up in Windows as the same size however, you may need to use Disk Manager to expand the partition to include the rest of the drive (if this option is not offered during the cloning).

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#3
February 23, 2013 at 05:59:34
Thanks for your help. Just to let you know that in my computer there is also a 2 TB sata drive. My motherboard is a Sabertooth. I got a very good machine so i am just trying to understand the last words that Fingers wrote down. I am not a genius so i do not understand everything Figers wrote.

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#4
February 23, 2013 at 06:59:45
Is it a laptop or a desktop? I answered the question assuming it was a desktop.

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#5
February 23, 2013 at 07:20:13
desktop

I just do not understand everything and this is due to me that i am not a big genius on computers but i know enough to get around. So for me we need to keep things simple for me to understand.

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#6
February 23, 2013 at 13:13:59
The easiest thing to do is add the larger HD & just use it for data. In other words, only use the original HD for system files & any programs that you installed. Move all text files, word files, spreadsheets & databases, to the new drive.

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#7
February 23, 2013 at 13:35:25
Thanks

What is an easy way to transfer all of this ??? There must be something out there that can do this or there is something in Windows 7 that i can use.

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#8
February 23, 2013 at 14:36:34
Once the new HD is installed & it has a drive letter, just open a window in each drive. Highlight, drag & drop the data to the new drive. That's all you need to do. New files can be saved to the new drive only or to both drives, if you have room.

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#9
February 23, 2013 at 14:40:19
Thanks will do this

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