Migrating Windows 7 to SSD
Posted on 2014-04-04
I have an older PC that I want to breathe a little life into so decided to install a new SSD. My current HDD has 90GB used and my new SSD is Crucial M500 240GB...so I have no issues with current HDD being larger than SSD.
Using Windows 7 backup and restore I have created a system image to an 180 GB external USB HDD. I have also created a system repair disk.
I am confused about the next steps however...Do I just create a system image directly to my new SSD and then when I boot using my system repair disk point to that? At first it seemed as though I would create my system image to my external USB HDD and then point to that as the source for my image and the SSD as the destination but after reading a couple online blogs its not so clear to me.
Can someone give me my steps from where I am with the system repair disk and system image? Its not so clear to me and I've not used the Windows 7 restore so I don't know exactly how I would go about this.