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Currently, I have a SSD on my computer, I install my OS Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately, it's capability is too small (32GB), it gets full easily, I need to clean up files periodically, it's quite annoying. To solve the problem, I want to buy another SSD which has larger capability, but I don't want to reinstall Windows 7 on the new SSD and all other softwares on it. I prefer to copy everything on my old SSD to the new one.

Here comes the problem, to do a low level SSD copy, I have no idea how to do, what kind of tool I can use, what kind of problem I may encounter. I'm worrying about the original configuration in Windows 7, it tells which disk windows be installed, if Windows 7 found itself is in a different disk after boot, what will happen? Will something go wrong?

Or, is there any better way to migrate windows system from my original SSD to the new one?


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Windows might complain about the move, but you can shut it up by giving it the Product Key. – Christian Mann Nov 26 '11 at 6:44
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You could try to do this using the linux graphical application gparted. In the documentation there is a guide on how to move/copy partitions using this application.

enter image description here Image extracted from gparted documentation

You can get gparted from many livecd linux distributions, I particularly like KNOPPIX for this kind of maintenance tasks.

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