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    Save your breath. You'll need it to blow up your date! WHOAPONY's Avatar
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    Default Help loading os from hdd onto new ssd

    Just got a new ssd (840 pro), first time doing anything with a ssd.
    I need to get all of my files from my hdd including the os, all my games, everything onto the ssd. how???

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    Save your breath. You'll need it to blow up your date! AOD Member AOD_spanakis's Avatar
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    You will need to clone your drive , i use Acronis for that.
    here is a link from pc magazine with some extra information

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421302,00.asp
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    Criminal Lawyer is a redundancy Kc2000's Avatar
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    0) First of all, don't.
    1) Find a flash drive or an external hard drive and back up your games on that.
    2) Unplug your HDD from your PC.
    3) Install Windows onto your SSD.
    4) Boot up from the Windows CD to format and completely wipe & delete any partitions left on your original HDD.
    5) Celebrate you didn't waste 8 hours installing, deleting, wiping and crying that you can't get Windows to start.
    6) Copy+Pasta from external drive.

    You will thank me for this.

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    I have come to terms with the fact that I am cannon fodder. AOD Member AOD_Cyrihs's Avatar
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    Agreed. A fresh install for an SSD is best. Also, make sure you enable AHCI in your BIOS BEFORE you install Windows.

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    Criminal Lawyer is a redundancy Kc2000's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Cyrihs View Post
    Agreed. A fresh install for an SSD is best. Also, make sure you enable AHCI in your BIOS BEFORE you install Windows.
    Oh yeah. This. Good of you to bring it up. If AHCI is not enabled in your BIOS before you install, you will not get the full read/write speeds from your SSD.

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    Save your breath. You'll need it to blow up your date! WHOAPONY's Avatar
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    I've already loaded my one copy of windows onto my HDD, don't have another fresh one to put on SSD.

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    Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I AOD Member AOD_SgtLukeSkykiller's Avatar
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    Windows allows up to three (3) activations per product (license) key with no issues. Simply follow Kc2000's instructions and you'll be good.

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    Save your breath. You'll need it to blow up your date! WHOAPONY's Avatar
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    Thanks guys, I got it up and now I'm loving the boot times!

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    I have come to terms with the fact that I am cannon fodder. AOD Member AOD_Cyrihs's Avatar
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    Glad to help. Planetside 2 load times were significantly increased for me as well.


 

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