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Move windows 7 from Raid 0 (HDD) to single SSD

Hello there.
I'm making a new computer, and I want to transfer / clone Win 7 from the old HDD to SSD. (other data files are irrelevant at this point).
Problem is, I have 2 HDDs which is Raid 0.
My old computer was pre-made, so I only have a restore CD for windows 7, as far as I can tell I cannot use that to get the OS onto the new SSD.

Any ideas?
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  1. download something like EaseUS to create a clone of your disk (that virtual raid 0) to an SSD.
    That software runs from windows, so it's kinda easy to do.
    After that, just make sure to select the SSD as boot device.
    The SSD should be connected to the same storage controller as raid disks, but not to be a member of array, that way you don't have to fix windows drivers/boot.
    And upgrade to windows 10 while you still have the time to do it for free.
  2. n0ns3ns3 said:

    The SSD should be connected to the same storage controller as raid disks, but not to be a member of array, that way you don't have to fix windows drivers/boot.
    - I didn't really understand this part. Could you explain (Like I'm 5) ;)?
  3. In that case, I'd say to call for a big brother :)
    Just connect the SSD to the sata port that is in the same group on MB. some MB use more than 1 storage controller and have couple of groups.
    You can easily find which is which by going to specs of your MB.
  4. Umm... ya being steered in the wrong direction here. What you want to do is simply not possible.

    You can not "transfer" your OS from one computer to a "new computer"... to a new HD or SSD yes ... to a new computer with different MoBo and everything else, no.

    What will happen is, when it ties to boot, it will try and load drivers for hardware it can't find and see hardware for which it has no drivers.

    In addition, since the OS came pre-loaded, your OS is valid ONLY for the hardware upon which it was originally installed. It will not activate once done, you will need to buy another windows license. There simply is no other option.
  5. ^ true. but wrong.
    Changing MB will invalidate license, changing storage will not.
    it is quite easy to fix drivers thing, just requires few additional steps.
  6. n0ns3ns3 said:
    ^ true. but wrong.
    Changing MB will invalidate license, changing storage will not.
    it is quite easy to fix drivers thing, just requires few additional steps.


    yes but hes "I'm making a new computer" so a new computer implies new motherboard
  7. Best answer
    ^ oops :)

    Than upgrade to windows 10 while not connected to the internet. clone to new ssd, boot on new system and activate it there :)
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