1.    03 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 7

    Need help upgrading Windows 10 to SSD


    Hello,

    First let me explain my comp setup and what i am trying to achieve.

    I have windows 7 installed on my dual(raided) hard drive(3terabites). I recently purchased 256gig SSD card specifically for Windows 10. What i am trying to do is install Windows 10 to SSD and keep the hard dives for gaming space. I am also trying to do a clean install(delete everything).

    What would be the best way to go about this?

    Should i first install the SSD(still in box) along with the drivers and then run windows 10 update(I'm assuming it will ask me on which drive to install it) or should i do it differently?

    Thanks for the help.
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10

    I found is hard to install on my SSD ( reason: it didn't like other Sata HDD Connected ) I had to disconnect the rest , with only SSD connected and then do a fresh install
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhuvi100x View Post
    I found is hard to install on my SSD ( reason: it didn't like other Sata HDD Connected ) I had to disconnect the rest , with only SSD connected and then do a fresh install
    But if i disconnect HDD and install it on SSD, wouldn't i then have two operating systems? Windows 7 is currently on HDD.
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4
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    10 (Free upgrade)

    If you are prepared to reinstall your programs again, then follow this procedure...

    Install your new SSD.
    Disconnect your other drives.
    Install Windows 7 on the new SSD.
    Make sure that it is legally activated.
    Upgrade the new Windows 7 to Windows 10. (Upgrade - keep all your settings and files, etc.)
    Make sure that the new upgrade of Windows 10 is legally activated.
    Now do a clean install of Windows 10 on top of the upgrade that you have just done. (Format the SSD and keep nothing.)
    Set the BIOS to boot to the new SSD first.
    Windows will activate again automatically.
    After installation, reconnect your other drive(s).

    You're set!
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you!
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  6.    03 Aug 2015 #6
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    You're welcome.

    This seems like a long winded and deathly slow approach to get the job done, but it's the only way to go (in my opinion) if you want to reliably upgrade your operating system and keep it activated and start a new world of discover with an SSD!

    I'm assuming that Windows 7 will activate just fine on the new SSD.
    It should do as this hardware change is well within the limits of changes that you are allowed before a red flag goes up at the Microsoft server.

    Good luck and add a post later to let us know how it worked out for you.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachermark View Post
    You're welcome.

    This seems like a long winded and deathly slow approach to get the job done, but it's the only way to go (in my opinion) if you want to reliably upgrade your operating system and keep it activated and start a new world of discover with an SSD!

    I'm assuming that Windows 7 will activate just fine on the new SSD.
    It should do as this hardware change is well within the limits of changes that you are allowed before a red flag goes up at the Microsoft server.

    Good luck and add a post later to let us know how it worked out for you.
    OK,

    So i installed my SSD, copied my HDD onto the SSD, disconnected HDD and installed W10 on SSD. Afterwards i reconnected HDD and did a reformat. So far no problems with anything so I'll just keep it as it is right now.

    Thank you so much for the help!!
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #8
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    Nice one. I'm happy it's all working out for you.

    It's good to hear progress reports and updates (and appreciation) on threads.

    Commentary...
    I'm new to this forum, but here's my impression of it so far...

    Most threads die quickly because different people are hammering out the same old questions, time after time.
    That's why so many threads have no answers... the subject is already solved and has been dealt with.

    People who want to help other posters get weary of typing out the same advice on the same issues, time after time.
    Especially when there's next to no gratitude for that person's time.

    Perhaps the forum could be moderated in such a way that people with questions that have already been recently dealt with are either deleted or moved to a junk forum.

    This place is a gold mine of knowledge which is hidden under the weight of un-necessary posts from people who don't want to spend a couple of minutes looking for an answer.
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