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HDD image transfer?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, Right now I have my new HDD to replace my old dying one. The thing is me being me didn't get a SATA cable to be able to copy drives. So could I technically save an image to an SD card and flash it to my new one? My HDD's are 1 TB WD Blue (New one) and Seagate 1 TB (Dying one) 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

just buy a sata cable, its under a buck.

 

you can, its just gonna be a pain with a small sd card.

Well...True, I just got news that my parents would rather have a clean install. So would an OEM key work with a retail install ISO or no? I still have my OEM key for Windows 7 


Main Laptop (Gearsy MK2): Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8 Mobile,12 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4, 250 GB 960 Evo NVME PCIE SSD  1 TB HDD, 15.6" 1080p IPS Touchscreen 

HP Envy X360 15z (Ryzen)

 

PC (Gearsy): A6 3650, HD 6530D , 8 GB 1600 Mhz Kingston DDR3, Some Random Mobo Lol, EVGA 450W BT PSU, Stock Cooler, 128 GB Kingston SSD, 1 TB WD Blue 7200 RPM

HP P7 1234 (Yes It's Actually Called That) 

 

BF's Laptop (Blanny): Celeron N3060, HD 400, 4 GB DDR3, 32 GB EMMC, 768p TN Display

2016 HP Stream 11.6 (Reason Why Its Even Listed Is Because I Originally Owned It)

 

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1 minute ago, silentprototipe said:

Well...True, I just got news that my parents would rather have a clean install. So would an OEM key work with a retail install ISO or no? I still have my OEM key for Windows 7 

try the key, good chance it will work fine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

try the key, good chance it will work fine.

Aight sure will 


Main Laptop (Gearsy MK2): Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8 Mobile,12 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4, 250 GB 960 Evo NVME PCIE SSD  1 TB HDD, 15.6" 1080p IPS Touchscreen 

HP Envy X360 15z (Ryzen)

 

PC (Gearsy): A6 3650, HD 6530D , 8 GB 1600 Mhz Kingston DDR3, Some Random Mobo Lol, EVGA 450W BT PSU, Stock Cooler, 128 GB Kingston SSD, 1 TB WD Blue 7200 RPM

HP P7 1234 (Yes It's Actually Called That) 

 

BF's Laptop (Blanny): Celeron N3060, HD 400, 4 GB DDR3, 32 GB EMMC, 768p TN Display

2016 HP Stream 11.6 (Reason Why Its Even Listed Is Because I Originally Owned It)

 

Switch Lite: Turquoise model, 64 GB Samsung Evo SD card

 

Also im happy to answer any Ryzen Mobile questions if anyone is interested! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You could possibly mirror the drive to your SD card, insert the new HDD using the sata cable, than boot into windows install and mirror the drive from the SD card to your new HDD there.

http://www.backup-utility.com/articles/backup-hard-drive-without-booting-windows-3889.html


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

You could possibly mirror the drive to your SD card, insert the new HDD using the sata cable, than boot into windows install and mirror the drive from the SD card to your new HDD there.

http://www.backup-utility.com/articles/backup-hard-drive-without-booting-windows-3889.html

So would I create a bootable media to Windows 7 and then restore from there?


Main Laptop (Gearsy MK2): Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8 Mobile,12 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4, 250 GB 960 Evo NVME PCIE SSD  1 TB HDD, 15.6" 1080p IPS Touchscreen 

HP Envy X360 15z (Ryzen)

 

PC (Gearsy): A6 3650, HD 6530D , 8 GB 1600 Mhz Kingston DDR3, Some Random Mobo Lol, EVGA 450W BT PSU, Stock Cooler, 128 GB Kingston SSD, 1 TB WD Blue 7200 RPM

HP P7 1234 (Yes It's Actually Called That) 

 

BF's Laptop (Blanny): Celeron N3060, HD 400, 4 GB DDR3, 32 GB EMMC, 768p TN Display

2016 HP Stream 11.6 (Reason Why Its Even Listed Is Because I Originally Owned It)

 

Switch Lite: Turquoise model, 64 GB Samsung Evo SD card

 

Also im happy to answer any Ryzen Mobile questions if anyone is interested! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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