Moving everything from a 32GB SSD to a 128GB SSD
I built my PC last year and made a 32GB SanDisk my C drive. I've now run out of space and need to upgrade. I downloaded all my games and files that I could onto a 1TB HDD. If I get a 128GB SanDisk SSD what is the best way to move all the data over? Also I sort of messed with my system a lot to fit everything on the 32GB drive like moving the kernel dumping site (I think?) and compressing some files. Will this be an issue if I clone the drive? Would I be better off doing a clean install of my OS, or will I have issues because programs like Steam are on my C drive and all its game files are on my other ( E: ) drive? I think a clean reinstallation might be better but I'm worried my files won't match up between the two drives ( C: and E: ). Please help me I'm not very computer smart! PS I have Windows 7 x64
It's always better to do a clean install of the OS on a new SSD. But if you simply want to clone the existing 32GB SSD to the new bigger one, use a free cloning program like: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
But be sure to make the necessary tweaks to any SSD when you are done. To keep it form writing itself to an early death and to keep it fast.