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Many years ago, trying to move Windows to a different hard drive without re installing was very difficult, a major pain in the you-know-where. It was often easier to just reinstall everything.

Today I swapped my older 120GB SSD for a new 256GB SSD and the whole process took maybe 15 minutes. The backup utility that came with Windows 7 took the longest to start, dumping a backup copy to another hard drive, shut the computer down, remove the old SSD, install the new one, start Windows Repair from boot CD, use repair- restore. Then it's done. Oh yeah I had to use disk manager to "extend" the partition from the backed-up 120GB to use full 256GB. biggrin.gif

Almost easy enough for that caveman to do it.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k Asus P8P67 Deluxe GTX 580 DCII Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Force GT Intel X25V Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 Seagate ST30001DM001 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate ST31000528AS Seagate ST30001DM001 Intel X25V Pioneer BDR-209DBK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermalright Venomous X Windows 7 premium 64 bits Soyo Topaz S MT-GW-PRLM24D6 Acer E21H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 OCZ Z series 1000w Mountain Mods UFO case Logitech G5 
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any cheap pad with cute kitty picture Kingwin KB4000 4-in-3 swap bay 
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