(By the way, I’m not grumpy… yet!) Nearly 5 years ago, I bought my fightsim PC pre-built to my specs with an ASUS P8-P67M-Pro motherboard, a 240 GB Corsair SSD and a 600 GB Western Digital Velociraptor for storage.
Because the SSD space was tight, I put Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) on it, along with all my software. This included my flight simulators as well as a considerable amount of engineering software. I then carefully migrated as much of the user “hives” to the spinning drive (D:) and it has worked quite well.
But now it’s time for Windows 10 while it’s still “free”. So I just bought this spiffy new 960 GB Ultra II. And I’m 5 years older. And I forget how I did the hive move. And I’m wondering how to get this bad boy into my computer, recognized, partitioned, formated, etc and end up with a working Windows 10 install. Do I clone my exiting Windows 7 installation 1st? Have I shot myself square in the foot with that hive move thing? (I only have about 8 GB left on the SSD, I’m always watching for “sludge” buildup!)
I should make it clear that this is not just a link pointing from the c:\users\<name>\my documents to d:\users… My app data and everything went. I was quite chuffed with myself and now I forget! Ahh, to be 55 again!
I am kinda surprised that Sandisk doesn’t provide a migration utility, the fellow at Best Buy said e thought they would and tell him if they don’t.
(Final disclaimer - I searched the forum first to see if anyone else had this one. and yes, I’ve seen the PDF about cloneing under support. I just thought a friendly word might be more helpful, especially with my “cuistomization” of my Win7 install).
Thanks to any & all who can help,