Looking for migration software

vaman117

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Hello Community!

I'm new to this site, so please forgive me if I'm off on the posting procedure. I recently installed an ssd on my computer (based on people's recommendations form this site), and have so far been very pleased with how snappy the load times are. I used Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0 to move my OS and a few key programs onto my ssd, however, it corrupted part of my OS (particularly the windows installer service). I'm on a Windows 7 machine, and am highly considering re-imaging in order to solve this problem. I have a windows 7 installation disk (I really don't want to upgrade to windows 8), but was wondering if anyone has a suggestion on a program that migrates exclusively program files very well. I'm moving data from a 2tb mechanical onto my 120gb ssd, so it needs to have the ability to selectively pick programs - but whether or not it can move the os is not a concern. Also, several of my programs have licenses specific to this computer. It would be very convenient if the program could also carry over the license key. As a final thought, would you ladies and gents recommend using a separate program for the drivers, or are there programs out there that bundle this all together? Usually google is my friend, however, I could only find migration software that is made to migrate to a new OS (ex win7 --> win8). Even if it's merely a suggestion, please post it as I will gladly look into further!

Thanks for your time and your knowledge!

Vaman117
 
I am afraid what you're looking for does not exist. There is no standard way to "migrate" an installed program, especially ones with tricky licensing / protections. I would suggest cloning your original disk to a safe place. then removing every non-essential file and program from it until you shrink it to 100gb or so, then cloning it to SSD. This will (hopefully) transfer your license info as well.
 
I am afraid what you're looking for does not exist. There is no standard way to "migrate" an installed program, especially ones with tricky licensing / protections. I would suggest cloning your original disk to a safe place. then removing every non-essential file and program from it until you shrink it to 100gb or so, then cloning it to SSD. This will (hopefully) transfer your license info as well.
 

vaman117

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Thank you for responding! Noted as far as the migration program. Believe it or not, cloning the disk and removing the files that I didn't want, then cloning to the ssd is exactly what I did and that's how I got myself into this! Thanks for taking the time to reply!
 
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