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Migrating to SSD and Win7 to Win8

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October 2, 2013 4:58:37 AM

I am purchasing a Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD. Currently I am using Win7 on a PC with a 160GB drive. I am going to upgrade to Win8 as well. Should I migrate to the SSD (using Ghost?) first, or should I upgrade to Win8 before installing the SSD?

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October 2, 2013 5:04:25 AM

I have one question before I try to answer your question. Why are you putting Windows 8 on your system?
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October 2, 2013 5:09:20 AM

Figured I'd need to bite the bullet and install w8 sooner or later. No need for any of the Metro interface or apps.
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October 2, 2013 5:22:05 AM

I'm not a fan of the migration concept, but if you're going to do it, do it with the current Windows installed.
Then do the Win8 upgrade.
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October 2, 2013 5:22:26 AM

You can do either it should not really matter, but you need to make sure you have AHCI enabled on your SSD.

Also I would rather do a fresh install of Win 8.1 from scratch on the SSD.
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October 2, 2013 5:24:01 AM

I'm accustomed to GHOSTing HDD to HDD. Is GHOST OK to use for HDD to SSD as well?
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October 2, 2013 5:29:53 AM

I would do a fresh install to the SSD as well. There are a couple of things(like AHCI) that can mess with migrating. Also does Ghost support Win 8 - or at least your version of Ghost?
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/soluti...
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October 2, 2013 5:43:04 AM

Yes I have ghosted my drive many times on an SSD to update SSD firmware that would delete drive content.
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October 2, 2013 6:03:59 AM

I haven't tried GHOST on W8 yet and see by the provided link it will not support W8. I would GHOST W7 HDD -> W7 SSD and then upgrade to W8
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October 2, 2013 6:05:59 AM

dkiewra said:
I haven't tried GHOST on W8 yet and see by the provided link it will not support W8. I would GHOST W7 HDD -> W7 SSD and then upgrade to W8


Why not just ghost the drive to the SSD with W7 and upgrade on the SSD. There is nothing to be gained from upgrading on the original drive it will just take longer.
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October 2, 2013 6:07:47 AM

I believe that is consistent with what I said, or at least, intended to say. Thanks.
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