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I just received a new 40 GB SSD for Christmas that I would like to move my OS on to. What is the easiest way to go about doing this?
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post #2 of 15
Try Norton Ghost
Or Symantec Partition Manager 8

Ive never done this before but they're the programs that ghost HDDs.
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Reinstalling is the best way.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nemlich22;11838520 
I just received a new 40 GB SSD for Christmas that I would like to move my OS on to. What is the easiest way to go about doing this?

As in just the OS? I don't think it can be done. I'm sure many people will just say clean install anyway.
   
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Let me clarify:

My OS currently sits on a 50 GB partition that I could easily clean up to be less than 40 GB (the size of my SSD). Can I just use acronis at that point to move everything?
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by nemlich22;11838650 
Let me clarify:

My OS currently sits on a 50 GB partition that I could easily clean up to be less than 40 GB (the size of my SSD). Can I just use acronis at that point to move everything?

In that case cloning should work.
   
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post #8 of 15
cloning is called "ghosting" in PC terms.
i have stated this already
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post #9 of 15
Which 40GB SSD? Is it the X25-V? Is so, Intel includes a Migration Tool which is based on Acronis.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Denim-187;11838789 
cloning is called "ghosting" in PC terms.
i have stated this already

No its not, that just refers to Norton Ghost, which lets you clone drives. If you use that program, sure you are ghosting, otherwise you can just say cloning.

Semantics aside if the partition is larger than the destination you are going to have some real trouble cloning. Most programs require that the destination disc be the same size or larger than the partition you are trying to clone, not just the actual amount of space taken up.
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