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Hey, so i just bought a new SSD for my main rig after ive been using an old HDD... well forever. So basically im trying to just copy The whole installation over and then wipe the old HDD. Is this the right way to do this? Or should i be doing a clean windows install? Basically i keep getting the error that there isnt enough disk space, when i have my main drive down to 116 GB, while my SSD is 120. Any reason why this is the case? Any help is appreciated.
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I believe its trying to clone the entire drive with the free space. Try shrinking the drive to 120GB. Also I would recommend doing a fresh install
    
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Originally Posted by startekee View Post

I believe its trying to clone the entire drive with the free space. Try shrinking the drive to 120GB.

This is my guess as well.
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Well that was simple. Thanks for the help! Its always the simplest of things... tongue.gif
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I honestly wouldn't suggest cloning an install from a HDD to a SSD, but that's just me. And plus it feels good to have a new OS on a new SSD as well. You're just opening yourself up for problems if something goes wrong or anything.
    
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Originally Posted by startekee View Post

I believe its trying to clone the entire drive with the free space. Try shrinking the drive to 120GB. Also I would recommend doing a fresh install

I've run into this as well while at work. I'm not entirely sure how copies free space though...

And I realized this is a super old thread. Sorry for reviving.
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