Transferring the OS of a laptop

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by Mr Davo, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Mr Davo

    Mr Davo Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I intend on using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 to migrate the contents of my laptops hard drive to an SSD. My laptop supports eSata & also has USB2 ports. Can I use either eSata or USB to perform the OS transfer?

    Any advice or caveats here will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
  2. rms

    rms Registered Member

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    Hi ! I have the same problem ... I've buy Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 and when I start the program, it's not find the ssd disk that have attacched by USB 2.0.

    Someone have some suggestion ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  3. Mr Davo

    Mr Davo Registered Member

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    Hi RMS,

    Paragon works great through either eSATA or USB, but before you attempt to transfer your existing OS it is a good idea to partition the new (target) SSD. Download Minitool Partition Wizard - Bootable CD (at the bottom of the page - about 50 Megs in size, as of this post), and ImgBurn. Install ImgBurn, and insert a CD into your optical drive, then burn the Bootable CD ISO file to the CD in your optical drive using ImgBurn.

    *** Using a desktop computer ***

    --> Make sure you have the power disconnected from your computer <--

    1). Take the sides of the computer case off
    2). Connect the SSD to the desktop (both a SATA & power cable are required)

    --> You can now plug your computer back in <--

    3). Turn your desktop on and enter the BIOS
    4). Set the first boot device as the CD/DVD drive
    5). Insert the Bootable CD
    6). Save BIOS changes
    7). Tap on the space bar as the computer starts (this will ensure startup from the Bootable CD)
    8.). Partition your new SSD (make sure you choose your new drive here, choosing the wrong drive could result in you stuffing up your desktop computer).
    9). Turn your computer off once the new drive is partitioned

    --> Make sure you have the power disconnected from your computer <--

    10). Disconnect the SSD from your desktop computer
    11). Put the sides of the computer case back on

    --> You can now plug your computer back in <--

    Proceed with Migrating your OS, the laptop will now recognize the new SSD!

    *** I have provided general advice here, and do not take any responsibility should something go wrong! ***

    In my opinion this procedure requires intermediate computer skills, so if you don't understand these instructions please consult a computer technician, as you are likely to encounter some issues.

    Best of luck :)

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
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