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Use Acronis to xfer system Image?

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I can use Acronis to xfer my system image to my SSD. Or, should I just do a fresh install of Win7 from the get-go? Idc, reinstalling isnt a big deal. I'll just make a backup of the sysimg once done this time, again.

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BTW, first SSD. So, been reading like crazy to make sure I do this right the first time.
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Nope. You do NOT want to use acronis to do a bit-for-bit copy.

SSD's need to be aligned properly and the only way that's possible is with a fresh win7 install. I also believe you will have difficulty enabling TRIM and AHCI if you do a bit-for-bit copy.

Just go with a clean install. It's nice to start fresh anyway.
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I use Acronis all the time without issue. Just make sure to shrink your original c: drive down to the size of the new SSD first (just to be sure)
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Thanks guys.
I'm also trying to figure out the best way to back up my stuff. I've done a normal Win7 Backup of personal stuff, plus a "Easy Migrate" backup. Which one would be the best? Not going to import setting on those, until SSD is fully up and running with fresh copy and tweeks done as posted on this sub-forum.

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