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Backing up windows updates to a removable disk?

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Ok, so Im getting my SSD tomorrow and I have everything lined up for a smooth transfer, however, Im curious if there is any way to save/write all the updates currently downloaded to a backup file somewhere so as soon as the windows installation is done on the ssd, all I have to do is pop the flash drive in, instead of waiting for the downloads on everything, or is this not possible?
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I've never heard of this done before, but couldn't you image your current hard drive to your SSD and preserve everything? Or did you want to start fresh?
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Well I JUST did this a couple weeks ago in my experimentation with RAID 0 on two velociraptors, my first RAID drive. I have never done any kind of image stuff before. What are the potential complications from that? Would all I have to do is just plug the ssd to one of the sata ports and basically "copy" do it? If i did image, what kind of trouble would those existing raid drivers give me from going from the WD's to a solid state drive. Seems like it may be more trouble than its worth,.
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you could image your existing hdd but as i understand it a fresh install is the way to go if your switching from hdd to ssd. during the install things are optimized differently than for a regular hdd, with a image copy it would work but it wouldnt be optimized properly.
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