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Im planning to get a brand new SSD, preferrably 120gb or more. I have a few questions.

I have a current HDD installed in my gaming rig, I want to move windows 7 to the ssd and keep my games on my hdd. How do i do that??

Please give me some tips, I have bought some games online, (Cod 4) on amazon, and I dont want to lose that if I uninstall/move files.

Also please please let me know what brands I should be looking at.

Thanks!
Edited by Mr_kewl - 10/10/11 at 12:13am
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I would also like to inquire about an SSD. I was looking at this one on Newegg
    
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I'd recommend the Crucial M4 or the Intel 510, both are blazing fast and very reliable. Stay away from any sandforce based drives (Corsair, OCZ, Patriot and a few others) as they tend to be unstable and buggy.
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Ok, I will consider your suggestions, thanks man, and how would I move windows 7 to the SSD?

Do I uninstall EVERYTHING?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shozzking View Post
I'd recommend the Crucial M4 or the Intel 510, both are blazing fast and very reliable. Stay away from any sandforce based drives (Corsair, OCZ, Patriot and a few others) as they tend to be unstable and buggy.
this.

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Just unplug your HDD, install your SDD (forgive me on not knowing the details but I believe you need to set it to AHCI or something like that in your BIOS), pop in the Windows 7 disk, install. Then you can put the HDD back in, make sure it is set to boot from your SSD. Your HDD will still have the basic windows files, salvage everything you need from your users folder (where your documents, pictures, music, etc. are). Move anything else you want to keep to a different folder on the HDD, delete the rest. Leave your computer on and it should auto-defragment overnight.
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