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what can i use to copy my boot drive to my SSD so i dont have to reinstall anything on it
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Windows 7 can created backup images.


I'd recommend reinstalling though.
 
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wait do i really need to reinstall?
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thx do i need to reinstall though?

if not, is there anyhting ineed to change for settings when i boot w/ new boot drive? (c300)
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wait do i really need to reinstall?

if not, is there anyhting ineed to change for settings when i boot w/ new boot drive?
Hell no.

Put it on the intel controller, disk copy, have fun.

*Er, put it on a non-marvell controller.
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thx do i need to reinstall though?

if not, is there anyhting ineed to change for settings when i boot w/ new boot drive? (c300)
You don't, but it's better if you do.
 
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post #8 of 14
I recently compiled a pictorial guide for exactly this.

Using only Windows 7's own Backup and Restore: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/887271-...dows-onto.html

If you did decide to reinstall instead (which would result in a cleaner, fresher windows): http://www.overclock.net/ssd/890571-...new-drive.html

Either way, afterwards you would probably want to do this:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/887334-...isk-space.html
And this:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/761471-...s-folders.html
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post #9 of 14
I just recently did a similar process.

I used Acronis True Image Home 2011.

Making the backup image of my boot drive setup was fairly straight forward. I made 2 copies just in case, one on an external USB hard drive, and another one to one of my internal drives.

However, the "restore" portion was a little more complicated. Acronis isn't super intuitive when it comes to that. But anyway, in the end, it worked. You could use it for your cause as well.
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Acronis comes with excellent documentation available from their website.
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