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upgrading from hdd to ssd


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bruceb3

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My present computer has a 500 gb Western Digital hd with a C: partition of 95 gb of which 41 gb is used. I'm thinking of getting an 80 gb ssd for my operating system. If I have a Ghost image made from my present install of Win 7, would there be any issues with installing the image onto an ssd drive? I'd rather not have to do a clean install if possible. Do any drivers have to be installed and when should they be installed if yes? If the Ghost image is on my external hard drive, should I unplug the 500 gb hd when installing the image onto the ssd? Thanks!
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Um, what happened to the other 320Gb odd space? Why is it such a small size in the first place?
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The other 305 gb on the Western Digital is divided into 2 other partitions, D: & E:. Since they aren't important to the upgrade, I didn't mention them.
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Some image software will not let you image to a smaller size partition. Others will warn you but let you go ahead.

HDClone is awesome and should get the trick done. I liked it so much I bought the Standard version over Free, and I use it a fair bit. Just choose Partition > Disk and you should be good to go! Then you can delete the OS partition on the old HDD and expand your data partitions (or keep it separate for another one).

Cheers
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Been looking at the question for some time and have found some useful info. A LOT of reading.

http://www.tuxyturvy.com/blog/index.php?/archives/59-Aligning-Windows-Partitions-Without-Losing-Data.html


http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/249350,precious-boot-speed-solid-state-drives-explained.aspx


http://ssdtechnologyforum.com/threads/604-Clone-Windows-7-from-HDD-to-SSD


http://www.ehow.com/list_7554282_problems-cloning-ssd-drives.html


This one is a zip file and has a geek way or an easy way of cloning, I am tempted by the easy way.

http://cid-475a0a48ca6d4035.office.live.com/self.aspx/Install%20an%20SSD/Install%20an%20SSD%20and%20transfer%20the%20Operating%20System.zip


And finally a good tutorial for optimising.

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-windows-7-optimization-guide/


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