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Want to clone my SSD and install 8 on it

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Hey all.

I'm trying to figure out how i can clone the OS partition on my SSD, and then paste that clone onto the same SSD.

So i would have two win 7 partitions, then to upgrade one to windows 8.

The thing is, am i going to have problems, because both would be the C:\. I'm guessing i couldn't just rename it either, as all the programs would still point to it.

Anyone know what i can do?

Thanks
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You'd most likely be better off making a partition for a clean install of Win 8. I ran into all kinds of issues trying to upgrade, while no issues, thus far (knock on wood) with the clean install.
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

You'd most likely be better off making a partition for a clean install of Win 8. I ran into all kinds of issues trying to upgrade, while no issues, thus far (knock on wood) with the clean install.

I have no sound drivers for my xense bundle :/ But apparently it still works if you upgrade mad.gif
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Several of my drivers aren't officially supported by Win 8, but they still work with the clean install. One of the issues I had was they weren't working with the upgrade route, even some that are supported. If push comes to shove, you could continue to use Win 7 and install the new drivers for Win 8 when they do become supported.
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Nah i already tried the 7 drivers in win 8 , and they did not work :/
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Quote:
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Nah i already tried the 7 drivers in win 8 , and they did not work :/

Bummer! wackosmiley.gif
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