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Hi all, long time no post - just a reader and learner still

So I'm upgrading my first build which lasted me quite a bit of time.

I have win 7 pro, microsoft office pro, SPSS with some important data sets, excel with some important data sets, etc. I do a lot of research work for a professor I work for.

Yes I have this backed up. On two backups. And on the single drive currently in my system.

So my new build will have a 600 GB raptor, and a 2TB storage drive, plus the 2 TB backup, and the old 500GB 7200 RPM if I wanted I guess.

My question is how to move this over to the new system the easiest.
- Reinstall windows and programs?
- I found this acronis migrate easy 7.0 which let's you try it (full features) for 15 days - more than enough as I am sitting on all pieces of my build currently. It basically lets format the new drive and then clone partitions. But from what I know, Windows is a big pain in the ass and this would seem way to good to be true, and time consuming as opposed to finding a hiccup and then having to just do a fresh install anyways.
- Other routes?

Appreciate the input.

-Mort
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The best option from what I can see is to just do a fresh install of Windows and all the needed programs, then copy over all important data files of any kind over to wherever you need them located.

As you say, trying fixes like that - although they might work - does indeed come back to haunt you a bit further down the line, at least from my personal experiences in such cases. So doing a clean base install always seems for me the safes option, as it does indeed help preventing other issues in the future.
     
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