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Help Please! Moving Windows 8 Upgrade to SSD!

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Hi all,

So I'm in bit of a pickle. Here's the story.

- I have my 1tb hard drive.
- I installed a Windows 7 OEM on there (I have a physical copy - I clean installed it in the beginning)
- I upgraded to Windows 8 via the $40 online upgrade.

Now, I have a 128gb SSD in the mail. I need to move my OS to that.

What is the easiest way to do this? I was thinking about backing up, clean installing 7 then upgrading - but will this work? I have no idea how OEM's and upgrades work and am stressing out! mad.gif

Thanks a lot guys! thumb.gif
post #2 of 3
Yeah,that should work.
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or you can use "Windows Easy Transfer" to take a backup of all applications and settings

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer

then clean install Win8 on your new SSD
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