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First post, sorry if it is in the wrong spot!

I ordered a new laptop and a seperate SSD to put in it. The computer is coming with Windows 7 on it and I was wondering what the best way to get the new SSD in with Windows 7 on.

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If it comes with a recovery DVD, then use that and pretend like the SSD is the one being recovered. If you have to make a recovery DVD first, then I recommend doing that and then using it to recover to the SSD (pretending that the SSD is what you need to recover to).
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So if it comes with a DVD recovery do that. If it doesn't would it be possibly to create a system image on an EHDD and then swap in the SSD and then restore using said system image?
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As for the recovery CD goes listen to what FTW and cables said. If you feel like starting fresh, usually pre installed windows copies on bought computers come with a lot of unnecessary software. This is considered bloatware and can slow down your computer substantially. I would suggest trying to get a fresh copy of windows, either buying one, or getting one from a friend. Then you can make sure it is YOUR laptop from the start
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Originally Posted by FTWnt View Post
So if it comes with a DVD recovery do that. If it doesn't would it be possibly to create a system image on an EHDD and then swap in the SSD and then restore using said system image?
My parents recently bought a brand new Dell Studio laptop, and it came with instructions on how to create a recovery DVD for the entire laptop in order to restore it back to the way it came from the factory. I didn't do that, however the instructions are there - but they recommend doing it before installing anything or changing anything.

So either way, you will be covered.
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By the way, next time you need to leave a post try putting a more descriptive subject. If you read the rules to the forums (which I know hardly anyone ever does), it specifically tells people not to put poor descriptions like "a little help" or "I NEED HELP!!!!" because people are actually less inclined to help with subjects like that.

Perhaps "Help installing SSD in new laptop" would have been a better option.
Edited by Mergatroid - 6/2/11 at 1:36pm
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