Moving Win7 to SSD

Yirik

New Member
#1
First, sorry for my english, I'm from Spain

I have a system as follows:

Dual Booting
HDD 0 Partition 1: XP Partition 2: Win 7 Partition 3: Games and Programs
HDD 1 Data

I bought a SSD and would like to move only Win 7 to SSD and remove Win 7 on HDD 0 keeping the dual boot.

So that stay my system as follows:

SSD Win 7
HDD 0 Partition 1: XP Partition 2: Games and Programs
HDD 1 Data

What steps should I take to get it?

I own the following programs:

Easeus TodoBackup
Easeus Partition Manager
EasyBCD 2.2 Commercial Version

Awaiting your news, thanks and greetings
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Boot W7, Run Disk Management and check which partition is "system"

Disk Management flags have the following meanings
"boot" = "this is the system you're running"
"system" = "this is where I found the boot files for the currently running system"
"active" (on the first HDD in the BIOS boot sequence) = "this is where I started the search for the boot files"
"active" (on subsequent HDDs in the BIOS boot sequence) ="this is where I will look if I don't find something in the MBR on the first HDD"

If XP is "system" then you'll need to
Changing the Boot Partition - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
to copy the boot files to W7 before you clone it to your SSD.

If you boot W7 and it's listed as "boot, system, active"; when you clone W7 to the SSD it will carry the copied boot files with it.
Depending on how your particular Partition Manager version works, you might need to repair the SSD BCD before it will boot
Recovering the Windows Bootloader from the DVD - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
 

Yirik

New Member
#3
Thank you very much Terry.

Vital and precise your help. Impressive program EasyBCD.
I only had two little unexpected, but already resolved.
After passing the boot files to W7 could't boot XP. With EasyBCD I checked operating systems and XP appeared again.
Indeed, I had to use the W7 DVD to recover boot W7 on the SSD, but everything simply and accurately.

Thank you very much again