Cloning Win 7 & boot menu to SSD?

GullyFoyle

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My current boot drive has three partitions, Win Xp boot, Win 7 Boot, and storage. Win 7 boot menu allows me to select OS.

I have an SSD incoming, and would like to make it the boot drive, and clone the Win7 partition over to it. Will this work?

Will there be problems cloning Win 7 over? What tool should I use?
Will I be able to boot to Windows XP if it's not on the drive defined as "c:"?

Anything else I forgot to ask? :)

Thanks!
 

Bill Brasky

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Have you had an expirience with Acronis? I hear that's fairly easy to work with, but haven't used it personally. You shouldn't have any issues keeping the OSes on separate drives since Windows detects drive letters, and a drive should look just like a partition.

What SDD did you get? I'm kinda jealous since I'm just itching to pull the trigger on one. :awe:
 

GullyFoyle

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Kingston SNV425-S2/64GB for $94 AR.

Not the fastest, but the concensus is, in day-to-day usage, you won't notice the difference between this a faster SSD.

Are there free versions of Acronic available from Seagate?
 
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dfuze

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If you own Seagate or WD drives, head to their support pages, there they do have free versions of Acronis for owners of their drives.