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Transferring windows 8 from HDD to SSD

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    Transferring windows 8 from HDD to SSD

    Hi, I just bought SSD. Is there anyway to transfer the OS from the HDD to the SSD without being needed to reinstall the windows back? The HDD that I install my windows has 3 partition , C (where window were install), E and F in it. It is possible to keep the other 2 partition (E and F)? And I found this tutorial while searching for it but it is wrote nearly 2 years ago, it is still valid to be use? SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Forums

    Thank you.

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    Yes it is still valid and works on Windows 8.
    You can ask whs (author of the tut) on this forum for more information .
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    I got a bit of problem here. I already install the SSD onto my desktop but I dont know what wrong I might done, the windows cannot be loaded from the HDD. "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". So I insert Windows 8 cd. I try the automatic repair but it failed. When I try to refrsh your pc option it say that "the drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive an try again". So any thought how to unlock it? As I see this is the last option I have.
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    have you set the System Reserved Partition as Active?
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    I'm not sure. does the System Reserved Partition will automatically active when install the windows? I never touch anything regarding the windows. And from this thread it seem that this problem cant be solve.

    Can't boot into windows 8,hard drive locked, can't refresh
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