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Migrating or cloning from laptop hd to ssd question

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    Migrating or cloning from laptop hd to ssd question


    I need to transfer everything from my wife's laptop which has a standard 1TB. hd to a new Kingston 240GB. SSD. I have this, which I used to migrate my files from a 120gb Samsung ssd to a new 500gb.ssd for my pc. SSD Installation Kit I don't think my Samsung One stop migration software disc will work for a Kingston or will it? If not, what software do I need to purchase to transfer the files with? Thanks for all help! She only has about 60gb. on her drive to transfer.

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    I would shrink the drive partition to just above the 60GB, use Macrium Reflect to image it including all system partitions, restore the image to the new drive then expand the +60GB partition to fill the new drive.
    Maybe the complicated way but how I've done it in the past.
    Sorry, no experience with the software you mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I would shrink the drive partition to just above the 60GB, use Macrium Reflect to image it including all system partitions, restore the image to the new drive then expand the +60GB partition to fill the new drive.
    Maybe the complicated way but how I've done it in the past.
    Sorry, no experience with the software you mentioned.
    Click image for larger version MR free edition is all you need works every time
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    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, use free Macrium. No need to shrink the partition if the data fits.
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    Will I need to save the image to my external regular hd, and then install the ssd in the laptop, then use the rescue boot disc that I make and then, restore the image to the ssd which is now installed? or, can I install the ssd in the Kingston usb installation device and then, just save the imaged file straight to that and then install the ssd into the laptop? Sorry about all the questions.
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    Vista and Win7


    Migrating via images is another method. But if you clone the drive, you need not do anything additional. Once the clone is done, you are good to go.
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