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Is there any easy way to transfer everything from my regular hard drive to a new ssd?
I mean with everything the same way it is now just on an ssd.
    
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Performance wise you would be better off performing a fresh installation. You can potentially clone the drive to your SSD but then there might be driver issues and index issues.
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Just do a clean install imo.
    
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eh i dun wanna rebuy windows though..
    
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eh i dun wanna rebuy windows though..
You won't have to. It's 100% legit to format and reinstall.
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post #6 of 12
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Sorry im kinda of a software noobie. How would i do that?
    
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post #7 of 12
Make an image of your HDD and put it on the SSD. I recently had to go from an SSD to HDD, back to SSD and I did this all with the same image. No issues whatsoever.
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Sorry im kinda of a software noobie. How would i do that?
When you connect the SSD, be sure to leave the HDD disconnected during the installation. You can shut down and reconnect the HDD when the installation is finished (that is, if you want to keep the HDD for storage purposes).

So, boot to the Windows 7 DVD (again, make sure the HDD is not connected), and follow the installer in order to perform the installation.

Here's actually a very good guide (not specific to HDDs or SSDs - it's just an install guide):

http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/O...install_7a.htm
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post #9 of 12
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Hmm ok
So then i just have to install my games and such?
Also do i need to take any docs i want off with a flash drive?
    
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post #10 of 12
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Hmm ok
So then i just have to install my games and such?
If you do it this way, then yeah. After all, Windows 7 will be the only thing on the SSD afterward which means you are able to start over 100% fresh and clean.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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