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install ssd in laptop---transfer windows.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hi, im looking to install an ssd in my laptop, ive checked in the manual and know how to physically install it. However my problem is have complete ignorance on how to transfer files and windows....

 

my laptop has 2 hard drives os(c:) 254gb and DATA (D:) 316gb, i wish to replace os(c:) with a 240gb ssd 

 

i have about 100gb of data on os(c:) and DATA (D:) is completely empty. 

 

How should i go about getting, my copy (legitimate) of windows 7 and files to the new drive? - i am planning on updating to windows 10, should i do this before or after the drive swap? 

 

thanks... 

 

ps. Please be as comprehensive and patronizing as possible as i have no idea what the hell to do. ;) 

 

 


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You'd need a hard drive caddy and it depends if you wanna do a fresh install ( Recommended) or try just dupe the whole thing over, another thing you can do is a system image backup (Requiring a storage space of 100gig for your files) and then create a windows 7 usb installation and during the installation you'll be able to recover from an image and it'll be just like it was :) If I'm at all unclear or need to go futher in depth just say :) OH and it doesn't really matter when you do it, but it's easier to make windows 7 images


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If your laptop has the Windows License Key sticker on it, you could do a fresh install of Windows which is something I recommend.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

If your laptop has the Windows License Key sticker on it, you could do a fresh install of Windows which is something I recommend.

it has the sticker, but i wasn't supplied an installation disk, what is the easiest way to create one? 

 

just to be clear to do a clean installation all i need to do is swap the drive, put the back up disk in and then put the code in? 


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follow the guide l in my signature


Please spend as much time writing your question, as you want me to spend responding to it.  Take some time, and explain your issue, please!

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If you need to learn how to install Windows, check here:  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/324871-guide-how-to-install-windows-the-right-way/

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follow the guide l in my signature

 

thanks thats really useful. 

 

quick question, would i be alright to install the drivers from the disk that was in the box and then update them as i go. 


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thanks thats really useful. 

 

quick question, would i be alright to install the drivers from the disk that was in the box and then update them as i go. 

 

Just grab the latest drivers that are available on the motherboard website.


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thanks thats really useful. 

 

quick question, would i be alright to install the drivers from the disk that was in the box and then update them as i go. 

I would avoid updating drivers "on the go".  They are a very complex piece of software with many working parts.  Please save yourself the trouble and follow the guide.


Please spend as much time writing your question, as you want me to spend responding to it.  Take some time, and explain your issue, please!

Spoiler

If you need to learn how to install Windows, check here:  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/324871-guide-how-to-install-windows-the-right-way/

Event Viewer 101: https://youtu.be/GiF9N3fJbnE

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

follow the guide l in my signature

i followed your guide and went to the Microsoft website for the software download but it has refused me because the software pre-installed by the manufacturer, how should i proceed, is my best bet to just buy another copy of windows?  


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Wait, where did you go? Edit: Use the link outside the parentheses in the guide

i followed your guide and went to the Microsoft website for the software download but it has refused me because the software pre-installed by the manufacturer, how should i proceed, is my best bet to just buy another copy of windows?  


Please spend as much time writing your question, as you want me to spend responding to it.  Take some time, and explain your issue, please!

Spoiler

If you need to learn how to install Windows, check here:  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/324871-guide-how-to-install-windows-the-right-way/

Event Viewer 101: https://youtu.be/GiF9N3fJbnE

 

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