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transfer the OS from HDD to new SSD

  1. #21


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Create the Windows 8.1 iso file, burn to dvd and do a clean install of Windows 8.1 to the ssd....

    or.....

    You have to shrink C so it and the 1st 2 partitions (3 total) will fit onto the ssd if you want to clone, much more complicated then a clean install if you don`t know how to do it.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    AddRam, he can't boot SSD - system won't boot unless HDD attached

    His Post #13
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  3. #23


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    I must have explained it wrong. if there's only the SSD in the laptop (hdd removed), the computer wont boot, just goes to BIOS. if both are in, the computer boot and the SSD 'works' .. as in, its there and I can use it, its just that it doesn't have windows 8.1 on it, even tho I cloned it
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Did you create Recovery media....
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  5. #25


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Understood

    OK bigje, I gave you 2 opotions in post #21, you have to choose 1 of them and move forward.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  6. #26


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    finished the recovery... AMOEI don't work for the migration because they say my OS is on a GPT disk and i'd have to buy their professional version. should I go ahead and do that ?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    AddRam thx very much man.. i'll make sur the AMOEI option is not valid anymore (when you guys answer lol) and then i'll go ahead and try one of your two solutions !
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  8. #28


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    With the Paragon toiol you have to do no prep work at all. You put your new SSD into a USB caddy - that's all. Paragon finds it automatically, formats and aligns it, sets defrag off, etc. Real, real easy. It's all automatic with 3 clicks only.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create all of those options require a retail windows no ?? because as I said previously, when I use this tool Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Windows Help , they tell me I cannot proceed with the key (my key) because the product is not retail etc. windows 8.1 came with this asus laptop (the laptop is refurbished tho).
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  10. #30


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    With the Paragon toiol you have to do no prep work at all. You put you new SSD into a USB caddy - that's all. Paragon finds it automatically, formats and aligns it, sets defrag off, etc. Real, real easy. It's all automatic with 3 clicks only.

    whats a usb caddy ? my ssd is in the one of the two laptop slots for hard disks.
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