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Trying to Duplicate OS on HDD and transfer to SSD

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July 30, 2013 9:44:08 AM

Is this possible? Im a little rusty dealing with operating system installs without CD's. (I dont have a CD Drive, but i do have another laptop with a working drive)
Just bought a new Lenovo Y510p With a 1000TB hard drive. have a 128GB SSD coming in the mail and im hoping for a simple OS copy to the SSD.

Id also like to have my HDD as a backup.(Have a usb 3.0 enclosure for it)
What is the best way to go about copying the OS on my HDD to my new SSD
July 30, 2013 10:03:55 AM

use your other laptop and transfer the OS using the windows tool to a bootable USB, use that to install to your SSD when its installed in the new lappy
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July 30, 2013 10:28:38 AM

OS is not transferable. You can clone it, but not transfer. You can install OS in SSD by using a "Bootable USB" on the new Laptop.

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-USB-DVD-Download-Too...
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July 30, 2013 10:35:31 AM

Is not taking the file on disk and transfering it to the boot usb a file transfer?
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July 30, 2013 11:54:52 AM

lonewolf7 said:
OS is not transferable. You can clone it, but not transfer. You can install OS in SSD by using a "Bootable USB" on the new Laptop.

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-USB-DVD-Download-Too...


If i clone it, and keep my 1TB hdd in an external enclosure, Ill still be able to boot from the HDD via USB correct? in the event that my SSD ever fails
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July 30, 2013 1:36:08 PM

usb3 is typically not bootbale but it depends on the system. USB2 normally is.
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July 31, 2013 10:53:39 AM

If the SSD ever fails why do you need windows, you only need the important data of yours from the external drive. So there is no need for OS on the external one. Always make sure you have your data safe, and you could install OS at any time. Good luck.
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