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Migrating to a SSD

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    Migrating to a SSD

    I have a new HP Envy h8-1414 and have it pretty well set up the way I want it. It seems to be working out alright.

    Now I would like to migrate the system to a Intel SSD. Under Win 7 on another machine the process was very easily done by using Intel's Migration software. That process did not have to deal with and EFI BIOS but under the new HP it will have to deal with it. Also, I hope it will migrate the Factory Recovery partition. (The Win 7 is a home brew so there was no factory recovery involved.)

    Does anyone know if Intel's Migration software will take care of both the EFT stuff as well as the factory recover? If not, will you recommend a process that will do so as foolproof as possible?

    I thought of creating a system image of the spinner and using the Win 8 recovery disc to restore it to the new SSD. Will that work?

    Thanks for you help.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    I thought of creating a system image of the spinner and using the Win 8 recovery disc to restore it to the new SSD. Will that work?
    Should do.

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

    Creating HP Recovery media

    HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
    successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
    hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
    software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
    Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.
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    Imaging/Clone the drive will move everything over including the partition info. Since you are most likely going from a large to a small drive you will need image software that can do proportional. Acronis can do this with disk director and the utilities and boot disk from their home version. There is a free one called Clonezilla that can do this as well, just not as "friendly".

    Clonezilla - Advanced Mode

    When I bought my laptop I cloned the 500GB to a 120GB SSD. The other nice thing is you can re-purpose the old drive for backup and additional storage with a simple 2.5" USB enclosure.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64

    I use Paragon Hard Disk Manager (a very good and relatively cheap program that does all sorts of disk management) to create a full image of my HDD onto my SSD. I then regularly use Paragon to re-image the HDD, as things change in the SSD, so that if anything were to go awry with the SSD, I have a full image with which to either replace the SSD or burn a replacement image onto the SSD. I do the same with my other PCs.
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