Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Transisting from HDD to SSD

Last response: in Storage
Share
March 24, 2014 8:35:26 AM

I am trying to figure out the best way to move windows to a SSD from a HDD. Would a clean install be the best bet or is there a way I can just move Windows, and keep my music, videos, Programs etc..? I can do a clean install, I have the ISO disc and the key, if possible I would rather not do that so I don't have to install the programs and other items. Any thoughts on how I can do that, or would the clean install be the best bet?

Thank you

More about : transisting hdd ssd

a c 98 G Storage
March 24, 2014 8:41:36 AM

some of the SSD manufacturer include cloning software to clone the HDD to SSD.
m
0
l

Best solution

March 24, 2014 8:54:54 AM

Clean install is the best method. Cloning or imaging a hard drive and restoring to a SSD is just asking for trouble.
Share
Related resources
March 24, 2014 8:59:53 AM

OK, so I'll just need to install the ISO on the SSD, is there a way to just delete the windows items on the HDD or would I have to format the entire drive?
m
0
l
March 24, 2014 9:05:21 AM

Once you move over your data, just do a quick format on the hard drive. Windows likes to hide files and folders in inaccessible locations on the drive. There will be a boot manager partition on the hard drive you will want to remove if you are going to use it as a secondary drive.
m
0
l
March 24, 2014 9:27:22 AM

OK, thank you for your help
m
0
l
!