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Need help trying to install Windows 8 on SSD

  1. #41


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Why don't you just copy the data. You can probably do that from the working SSD system. Else use a live Linux USB stick or CD. This is what I use:

    Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #42


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Would that help me recover my browser settings and history as well? Like let's say I want to see the bookmarks that I had on Firefox...how can I do that?
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  3. #43


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    FireFox I don't know because I don't use it. But the IE Favorites are in C:\Users\YourName. Settings no.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Ok I'm going to try that once I get home, I let you know if it worked.
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  5. #45


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    OK, let's know how it went.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    OK, it's all fixed now, it was simpler than expected lol. What I did was a fresh install of Windows on my HDD since I realized all the data were going to be saved on a folder called "windows.old", so from there I moved the entire folder to my SSD with all the data saved and that was it!
    I do have to re-download all the programs I had and reinstall then again though.

    As far as the bookmarks, settings, passwords, history, etc on Firefox...I was able to recover all of that, I just replace the folder with the one of windows.old that was under AppData-->Roaming--->Firefox...it was all saved in there, thanks god!

    Anyways thanks for trying to help!
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