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Transfer windows from HDD to SSD

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Hi All,

I bought a shiney new Intel 330 120GB SSD yesterday but I am having trouble working out how to transfer Windows 8 to the SSD without losing my installed programs and etc. Silly me, I did not install windows on a separate partition so I am a little stuck. If I just basically inserted the Windows 8 installation disk would I be able to do an upgrade installation which would keep all my programs and etc? I can't clone the HDD and transfer to the SSD because the capacity used is larger than what the SSD holds.

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To clone it, shrink your partition on your hdd first. Type diskmgmt.msc in search box, open it. Right click on your hdd, and select 'shrink volume' Select size same as your SSD. You should also defrag your hdd first. Never defrag an ssd though.
You should read this guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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