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Procedure for moving Windows to SSD

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I plan to buy an ssd. I just finished uninstalling all of my addons for fsx and any other program which requires online activation, just to make sure that they become reset. I currently have my HDD divided into 2 partitions, one for the OS and major programs and the other for data like videos, pictures, etc. My question is, now that I finished uninstalling everything that needs online activations, can I go ahead and just install my copy of windows again on the ssd and delete my current windows/programs partition (and later add this free space to my data partition)? Is this a correct procedure?


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Alfredo Terrero

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Should be good to go , Either way when you install in the OS system on the SSD , you will be starting from scratch , Everything wil have to be reinstalled again , regardless if it was uninstalled in the first place as the new OS would not recognise the software as being installed in the first place as there is no entry to it in the registry .Just make sure windows just installs on the SSD & it does nothing with the other HDD.CheersPaul


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You can easily move your existing OS parition to a SSD using Windows 7 backup and restore, providing that you have a spare drive and the space used in your existing OS parition will fit in the SSD and that spare drive. Here is how to do it: in windows 7 using its built in backup utility, create a system image partition backup on the spare drive. Next, disconnect your old system drive and connect the SSD. Then boot from the window7 install CD and go into system recover. In system recover you can restore your backed up system image to the new SDD. Once this operation completes, Windows 7 will reboot into your new SSD and all is finished! I've done this before using a rotational drive and it worked perfectly; it should not be any different for a SSD. Enjoy.


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Thanks for all the help guys. I have been busy reloading everything on my rig, and performance has been great. By the way, I simply decided to have a fresh windows install, so I just reinstalled it to the ssd and deleted the old partition on the hard drive.


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