How to install Win 7 to new SSD?

October 6, 2011 at 07:13:09
Specs: Windows 7
I have an eMachines desktop with a 700 GB hard drive, but I only have about 50GB on it. The eMachines did not come with any Windows disks but I did create the Win 7 repair disk and the recovery disks.

Right now, I have the entire c:/ drive cloned to an external HD.

I am trying to migrate my WIN 7 and some program files to the newly installed 60GB SDD. If I add up the amount of space in each folder on the c:/ drive, it computes to about 40GB. However, when I look at properties it says I am using 52GB.

I am using EASEUS to attempt to migrate it, but it says the receiving drive is too small.

Any suggestions how I can complete this? I would like to do a fresh install on Win 7, but like I say, it didn't come with this budget computer.

Thanks.


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#1
October 6, 2011 at 15:15:57
Remove unneeded files, temp files and try again.

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#2
October 6, 2011 at 20:09:00
I have done an empty recycle bin, clean disk, de-frag, registry repair, wiped most of My Document files, and even tried howling at the moon.

The article on Lifehacker said not to remove the My Document folders.

Still stumped and the neighbors are getting irritated.


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#3
October 6, 2011 at 20:20:30
You need to use windows to re-size the original partition if you can.

Otherwise you might try using windows backup to some folder remote. Then borrow any windows 7 dvd to return it to ssd.

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#4
October 8, 2011 at 19:38:30
You also could try turning off Virtual Memory (paging file) and System Restore to help you shrink the installation and then turn them back on after the transfer is complete. Don't forget to back up your files first to an external drive.

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