04-22-2012 03:10 PM
Dale, when you restore the image to unallocated space on your SSD look at Message #94 in the Elder thread but use the Ghost Options from Message #20 in this thread. When the restore has completed, shutdown, remove the old HD and plug the SSD into SATA port 0 on the motherboard. The SSD should be the only drive in the computer. Power on and hopefully Win7 will boot.
04-23-2012 12:48 AM
04-23-2012 01:28 AM
Nice work. Does the SSD feel fast?
If you want to delete the old Win7, use BIBM. Or Disk Management. You will then have 494 GiB of unallocated space preceding Dales Backup. You have two choices. Create a new primary partition in the unallocated space or slide the Dales partition to the front of the HD and then resize Dales partition. The former is easier but if you want to do the latter I can provide instructions.
Instead of replacing the MB you could use a SATA3 PCI card. Much easier. If you replace the MB you could have driver issues, but unlikely and easily fixed.
Glad you persevered with image/restore?
04-23-2012 01:45 AM
Especially with Win7, you should be fine. The main problem with putting HDs onto a new MB is OS booting but we mainly saw that with WinXP. Easily fixable.
Once the OS boots you can install chipset drivers.
04-23-2012 05:18 AM
Hi everything went to plan few driver issues but booted in no probs. I have one big issue I have 2 Nividia 8800 GT to run 3 monitiors . One of them is not being seen but if I click detect I get a weird message from Windows see here http://i.imgur.com/MVYRR.png.
My MOB is a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 it should run 2 GC fine on the 2 PCI slots????