upgrade successfully completed, and it has made a great improvement to the performance.
Steps to success
1. Image existing drive to the SSD
- im my case I used Acronis, Clone Disk command, manually keeping partition sizes, which shrinks the last partition to fit onto the smaller SSD
2. Make a bootable USB image of the Windows 7 install (see steps later)
3. Boot from the USB device (F12 at startup)
4. Repair the windows installation. The repair finds a problem with the boot process and offers to fit it. Select yes, reboot and be happy
So, all I needed was a repair, but as the 1012 would not boot the repair had to come from an external boot device.
Windows 7 provides a tool for creating a bootable USB from you existing media. In my case I had an ISO of the Windows 7 installation. Steps to create bootable USB are: To make a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file:
- Click the Windows Start button, and click Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool in the All Programs list to open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
- In the Source File box, type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file, or click Browse and select the file from the Open dialog box. Click Next.
- Select USB Device to create a copy on a USB flash drive or select DVD disk to create a copy on a DVD disk.
- If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the drop-down list and click Begin copying. If you are copying the file up to a DVD, click Begin burning.