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nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

[WIN7] Replacing HDD with small SSD, trying to install Win7 OS

My Hard disk was giving me a hard time, so I decided to replace it with a new SSD (Crucial V4 128 Gig)

My Asus Laptop came with Windows 7 pre-loaded, no disks. I have a sticker under the laptop with my OS key.

So I followed the steps found here »www.ssdfreaks.com/content/664/ho···ftware/4

Problem is, I get this error »www.ssdfreaks.com/wp-content/upl···y_14.png

Site suggests the partition may be too big, but I don't think thats the case, as I had shrunk it to less than 30Gigs

Where have I gone wrong?


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC

Re: [WIN7] Replacing HDD with small SSD, trying to install Win7

I'm currently defragging it with defraggler. Let's hope this works


rpht

join:2000-12-28
Fort Myers, FL
reply to nickstoy

I recently went from a HDD to SSD using AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition. It was simple and worked perfect. This is free software and I highly recommend it.

»www.aomeitech.com/freeware.html


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC

would this allow me to get Win7 on the new SSD with no install disk?


rpht

join:2000-12-28
Fort Myers, FL

Yes it would. It copies everything from the source disk over to the SSD. I copied WIN8 to the SSD removed the HDD and rebooted.


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC

thanks, I just finished another image after defragging, I'll try it if that doesnt work


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to rpht

okay so my second attempt failed, so I just downloaded your suggested freeware.

what I see when I launch is 1 disk:
Unallocated 19.53 GIG | Logical
c:OS 29.34 GIG | Primary
Unallocated 416.89 GIG | Logical

What should I be doing? I see a tool to migrate OS to SSD, but then it asks me to store it in the SSD. I can't do that, as this is a notebook and I can't have the two disks connected at the same time. Should I run this tool on an external USB HD?


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

1 recommendation

reply to nickstoy

Resolved!

I had to format my SSD using the boot prompt, and I used a downloaded version of the same Windows7 edition I had.

Then called MS to activate, using my OEM activation key, and it worked!.

This is even better than using the "cloning" method, since I now have a fresh install instead of the bloated OEM version.


Gem
Premium
join:2005-09-10
kudos:4

From where did you download a windows 7 install disc or file?

Glad MSFT allowed you to telephone activate.

BTW, the image linked in your first posts from ssdfreaks.com website were not viewable here.


nickstoy

join:2001-02-03
Saint-Lazare, QC
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

1 edit

I was surprised that I did not even have to speak with an agent on the phone, the automated method worked right away. Asus.com wanted me to pay 50$ to buy the install disk.

This is the site that has all the links for digitalriver windows7 iso files

»superuser.com/questions/272141/h···tion-dvd


Gem
Premium
join:2005-09-10
kudos:4

Thanks. That's good to know if we lose or damage an install disc!