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Originally Posted by GlassToTheArson View Post

Are there step by step guides?

What are the odds of me losing data?

This is something I have never done before, and to be quite honest, I'm a little hesitant.

Not to mention I'm running out of room on my HDD

Power down computer, unplug your HDD's SATA connector.
Install the SSD as normal.
Power on computer and install Windows. Log in, set up your user account, install your graphics drivers etc.
Everything okay so far? If so, power down, plug the HDD back in and power back on. Start transferring over any appdata/system files from the HDD to the SSD, and point your user folders (Music, Pictures, Videos, etc.) to their locations on the old drive--assuming you aren't transferring them over.

Unplugging the HDD isn't necessary, but you mentioned you were scared of losing data, and the only way you can do that is if you accidentally format the wrong disk when installing the OS.
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This is an install guide. It should answer all your questions, then have so much extra info you head will 'splode.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_100
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by GlassToTheArson View Post

Are there step by step guides?

What are the odds of me losing data?

This is something I have never done before, and to be quite honest, I'm a little hesitant.

Not to mention I'm running out of room on my HDD

Theoretically the odds are about zero. If you do a fresh install on the SSD, your HDD remains like it was before - you could even boot from it.
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Theoretically the odds are about zero. If you do a fresh install on the SSD, your HDD remains like it was before - you could even boot from it.

What operational differences would I see with this upgrade?
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I just went from a normal 7200rpm hdd to an SSD (and an older model one too), and the difference in load times is huge. I paid $50 for mine, and it was definitely worth it. Installing windows is easy, and since you aren't touching your hdd, all your data will remain intact.
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What operational differences would I see with this upgrade?


About 10 billion times faster loading times for programs loaded onto the SSD + obviously your OS
   
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About 10 billion times faster loading times for programs loaded onto the SSD + obviously your OS

Damn this sounds so tempting! The fact remains though, I'm running out of room on my 1.5TB

Are there any legit programs like clean my mac for windows?
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Ccleaner by Piriform.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

EDIT: Well, I have no idea what clean my mac is, but by description it might be something like Ccleaner.
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Ccleaner by Piriform.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

EDIT: Well, I have no idea what clean my mac is, but by description it might be something like Ccleaner.

It just cleans your computer. Takes care of caches and what not

Nothing like that "mycleanpc" bull****
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It just cleans your computer. Takes care of caches and what not

Nothing like that "mycleanpc" bull****

Basically like CCleaner then..
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