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how to swap out mech drive for ssd?

  1. #1


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    how to swap out mech drive for ssd?


    Are there any easy ways to swap out my os & programs from a regular mech drive to a solid state drive, prehaps ghosting, imaging or something like that?

    thanks

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  2. #2


    There's some useful suggestions in this thread:Best Imaging Software Suggestions
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8


    Might not be much help if you already have a SSD but my new Samsung 250 GB SSD came with a "Migration" CD.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    1. Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download, install and run (with your SSD connected)
    2. Select the Drive containing System Reserved & C Drive then click on "Clone This Disk"
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    3. Select your SSD
      Click image for larger version
    4. Shutdown, Disconnect mech Drive, Change SSD to be the Boot Drive in BIOS then reboot
    Last edited by topgundcp; 25 Jan 2013 at 11:01.
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  5. #5


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    thanks guys, no I haven't bought a SSD yet, still looking at my options, these suggestions should help.
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