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Crap!!...frown.gif

 

I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that, I have always done it before when I built a new rig but I have a lot of info this time and have never had to try and back up everything for a transfer.. :o 

 

Any suggestions/tips/tricks on how to go about it? or should I just use windows backup to an external?


Edited by Kevdog - 3/21/14 at 4:04pm
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Crap!!...frown.gif

I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that, I have always done it before when I built a new rig but I have a lot of info this time and have never had to try and back up everything for a transfer.. redface.gif  

Any suggestions on how to go about it?

Move whatever files you need to the 1TB drive. Disconnect it (leaving only the SSD connected) and start the OS installation.

When it asks for which drive to install the OS on, delete the SSD partition and recreate it. Then proceed as normal.

Once done, install chipset drivers, Intel drivers, then connect the HDD and continue with the other drivers (GPU, Sound, LAN..etc).
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Sounds like FUN... Thanks!!

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Sounds like FUN... Thanks!!

I know it seems like a PITA, but it beats getting random lockups and BSODs.

If you really don't want to do the fresh OS route, you could boot into safe mode and uninstall every driver you could find.
But it's not guaranteed to make the BSODs disappear.
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Um...OP maybe I'm doing math wrong but it seemed that when your SSD gained 16GBs your HDD lost 16GB (not both gaining). Also, you never mentioned if you disabled hibernate file. If you hadn't then I'd put that as an additional thing to consider.
     
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I agree the fresh install is always best, you'll be back up in no time.....

Have fun!
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Seems to be working much better now  :wheee:   

What a flippin P.I.T.A. it was, thanks for everyone's help... :D 

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Seems to be working much better now  wheee.gif    
What a flippin P.I.T.A. it was, thanks for everyone's help... biggrin.gif  

Glad you got it sorted out. It's a good feeling when your rig becomes stable after random lockups.

Congratz and enjoy cheers.gif
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