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I want to get a laptop and put a SSD in it was wondering if there was a way to put the OS off the HDD and onto the SSD? or will I have to buy a new OS?
     
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What laptop? Most larger OEMs have multiple partitions on their HDDs for OS, recover, and sometimes a custom boot. You will have to copy all of these as well. In addition, you may have to resize the OS parition to fit on the SSD.
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Yes, you can do that. I'd recommend a reformat though, just to be safe. Did you get restore cd's if not you should be able to make them.
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Could some one give me a set by set of how to do this? or link me to one?
I was thinking

this 14" : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+A...&skuId=2842569

or


this 15.6": http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati..._17_A50-156301
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Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 2.0. Unfortunately you've just missed out on getting iit for free over at giveawayoftheday.com, the offer ended 5th oct.

Anyway not tried this but it says you can use it to migrate an OS to SSD with it. Costs $19

I imagine there are free alternatives around that can do this. Might need to search about.
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