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There is a system image backup option. You can back up your C: drive as it is atm then restore it to the new SSD.
Also, clonezilla, macrium reflect, and driveimage xml are other options.
Congrats!
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Now i wanted to ask how do you decrease boot up time? Takes 4ever to boot up 55-65 seconds! Bios takes ~25-30 but loading screen and windows welcome take incredible long T_T ive seen boot ups in 8-15 seconds WITH bios...
-.- Time to optimize your BIOS...and do you have any USB devices connected?

I just found clonedrive very easy many years ago wink.gif
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Thanks guys. One last question. Is it possible to copy the OS and certain programs? Right now, I only have one hard drive with about 100GBs full while the SSD has a smaller capacity than it.
    
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Thanks guys. One last question. Is it possible to copy the OS and certain programs? Right now, I only have one hard drive with about 100GBs full while the SSD has a smaller capacity than it.

Make sure you uninstall any programs you can, disable hibernation, Run CCleaner and windows built in disk cleanup, maove any and all personal files to another drive if possible. Any back up game saves and uninstall games.

That should get you to the proper size. Though I suggest you do a fresh install anyways.
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hello sean, my old hdd was dual booting but this one isnt? SSd is configured in AHCI whereas HDD is configured as IDE is that a problem to why my computer is not booting with both connected?
    
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hello sean, my old hdd was dual booting but this one isnt? SSd is configured in AHCI whereas HDD is configured as IDE is that a problem to why my computer is not booting with both connected?

Most likely if you are booting the HDD in AHCI mode and you haven't done the registry edit to AHCI first.
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what registry editing do i need to do to get my hdd to boot with ahci ???
    
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Set the bios to IDE, have only the HDD in and boot up. Then do this:

Change to AHCI from IDE Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
  4. Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
    
  5. In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
  10. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
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Hello. Nice guide Sean. I have a question about it though. It says to set power settings to have the computer never automatically go to sleep. What sort of benefit does this have? If I leave it on will this cause any problems with the SSD?
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Hello. Nice guide Sean. I have a question about it though. It says to set power settings to have the computer never automatically go to sleep. What sort of benefit does this have? If I leave it on will this cause any problems with the SSD?

No problems will occur, it just lets the PC run garbage collection when the PC has idle time. You can use sleep whenever you want. I use it all the time lol. I just don't like my PC shutting off when I don't set it to.
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Does GC still work when in sleep or does the PC have to be fully booted up and at full power?
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