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post #21 of 29
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One more guy that thought 64gb would be enough.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1381698/looking-for-a-new-ssd-for-my-boot-drive#post_19742010

I started with a 64gb and SOON realized I wanted more! Haven't bought anything less than a 120 since. (Vertex4 fan here).
post #22 of 29
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I know 32GB isn't much, but all i would have on it is Windows...

I thought i'd go for 64GB to give me plenty of room for the future, I don't have that much to store!
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post #23 of 29
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I know 32GB isn't much, but all i would have on it is Windows...

I thought i'd go for 64GB to give me plenty of room for the future, I don't have that much to store!

if all your putting on the SSD is windows and some programs then just go with the 64GB. My wifes rig has just a 64GB crucial and is more than enough for her with windows and her software plus plenty fast still too. She hasnt even used 30 yet
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post #24 of 29
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How do you transfer Windows 8 from a hard drive to an SSD?
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post #25 of 29
For example Easeus todo backup free, Aomei partition assistance home edition, Acronis true image etc. You need to clone disk with one of this programs. Connect your SSD, open program (or make in it bootable pen/cd), click disk clone, choose a source / destination SSD/HDD and proceed, check to turn off PC after cloning. Next unplug your old HDD/SSD with the OS and plug only with the new one in which you cloned your OS. That should be all. Based mostly on the Easeus app but other programs should be similar.
Edited by smakosz - 4/15/13 at 11:56am
post #26 of 29
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How do you transfer Windows 8 from a hard drive to an SSD?

You may find that cloning to the SSD produces problems. I've had that happen a couple of times. Do a fresh install if at all possible.
post #27 of 29
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I bought Windows 7 for £75 ($115) when I built my computer two years ago, last year I thought I'd try the Windows 8 Developer Preview which installed over the top of Windows 7.

When it ran out a couple of months ago, I upgraded to Windows 8 for £20 ($30) and I really don't like it...

Later this year when I buy an SSD, do you think I should clone the horrible Windows 8 for free OR buy Windows 7 for a fresh install.
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post #28 of 29
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I bought Windows 7 for £75 ($115) when I built my computer two years ago, last year I thought I'd try the Windows 8 Developer Preview which installed over the top of Windows 7.

When it ran out a couple of months ago, I upgraded to Windows 8 for £20 ($30) and I really don't like it...

Later this year when I buy an SSD, do you think I should clone the horrible Windows 8 for free OR buy Windows 7 for a fresh install.

I would use the copy of Win 7 that you have. Load it and when it starts telling you it is "pirated" (if it even does) call them and just tell them you're story. You should be able to re-activate your Win 7, but they'll have to work their "magic" from their end. I did the same thing back when Win 8 was in beta not even realizing it would wipe out my Win 7. I hate Win 8 too, so I re-loaded Win7 and ended up having to call them and they re-activated with no problems. Still running it!
post #29 of 29
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Ah thanks, that saves me some money!
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