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A few problems / upgrading HDD


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#1 kakorot

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

personally im not sure what i should do

I currently have a 500gb WD 7200 rpm drive running win 7 ultimate

i was hoping to go for either

32GB SSD for boot up and a 300gb drive for the storage

or a 300 GB velociraptor

im not really sure what would be more ideal

the huge problem is im really confused on how i would put a OS on it would i need to buy a New oem.. cause i just spent 200 dollars on win 7 recently is there anyway to just transfer just the operating system.. i dont want anything else But the OS no other info and crap like that

i still have the windows 7 upgrade im not sure if its possible to re use it say if i got a windows xp oem then decided to re upgraded.. i dont think it allows you to do it twice does it

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:11 PM

Err...Keep the current (WD 500GB) drive and purchase the 300GB Velociraptor for additional storage.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 January 2010 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

Err...Keep the current (WD 500GB) drive and purchase the 300GB Velociraptor for additional storage.

It has been giving me problems.. i was thinking its something else but i even had problems when installing win 7, 2 months ago

whats happening is when i boot up sometimes it will just flash and bleep i have no idea why but it does that not all the time but every few boot ups it does and it wont run my OS

when i was installing win 7 the first time it didnt complete for a reason i have no idea on and it did the exact same thing which is another reason why i want to upgrade my hard drive


if i got the velociraptor would there be any way to transfer my current OS with none of my other programs / files on my old hard drive onto it? because i have the win 7 upgrade i cant re install the windows well i dont think i can..

Edited by kakorot, 04 January 2010 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:47 PM

Oh ok, I was under the impression you wanted an additional drive.

In that case, if you don't mind missing out on the Velociraptor, why not go for a 500GBX2 setup? One for the OS/Apps and the other for storage?

And as far as transferring of the OS goes, you can use something like Easeus To-do Backup but it isn't always successful.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 January 2010 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:03 PM

If it's the same motherboard, same system...and all you want to do is install Win 7 on a larger hard drive...you should be able to simply clone the system partition to the new drive, ensuring that it's bootable and denoted as active.

Partition Magic 8.0 did this easily with XP...not sure it would work with Win 7 (program has not been improved on in many computer years).

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:20 PM

Partition Magic is no longer offered by Symantec.
That said, it obviously doesn't support Windows 7.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

If it's the same motherboard, same system...and all you want to do is install Win 7 on a larger hard drive...you should be able to simply clone the system partition to the new drive, ensuring that it's bootable and denoted as active.

Partition Magic 8.0 did this easily with XP...not sure it would work with Win 7 (program has not been improved on in many computer years).

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i dont really want a larger hard drive .. i want a faster one with faster boot ups and loading programs.. and i want my win 7 score to be higher

im not sure if this helps but for me i really only game and do a few programs.. i rarely have movies music or tv shows on my pc anymore so a huge hard drive isnt a big deal to me
also i was planing on just getting the win 7 OEM 64bit and the velocirapter thats the only thing i can think of that will work

Edited by kakorot, 04 January 2010 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

If speed is what you are after, get a 300GB Velociraptor for the Windows OS/Apps and a secondary 7200rpm, 32mb cache drive for storage.

Or a 300GB VR X 2 setup. :thumbsup:

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 January 2010 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

If speed is what you are after, get a 300GB Velociraptor for the Windows OS/Apps and a secondary 7200rpm, 32mb cache drive for storage.

Or a 300GB VR X 2 setup. :thumbsup:

1 more thing since its a brand new hard drive i must use the oem correct? i never actually done this before so i wanna make sure i dont f up and buy the wrong thing

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:00 PM

Didn't quite get you.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

Didn't quite get you.

The OEM copy of windows 7? because all i have is the upgrade and im getting a brand new hard drive i would need the OEM correct?

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

Yes, a new copy of Windows 7 would be required.
However, you can use the disk for repeated installs on the same PC.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:07 PM

Yes, a new copy of Windows 7 would be required.
However, you can use the disk for repeated installs on the same PC.

ok but the upgrade disk i have is pretty much useless now considering i already used it huh or is there a way to de activate my code on this and maby get a windows xp oem and re do the win 7 upgrade

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:21 PM

The Windows 7 Upgrade is only applicable to those who are running Vista.

Win 7 Upgrade

Not sure if you can reuse the Windows 7 Upgrade option.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 January 2010 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:41 PM

XP users can use Upgrade editions of Win 7...they just cannot use it to make upgrade installs, must make clean install with upgrade version.

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