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I plan on buying a new HDD for my desktop. The problem I have is I really dont want to take the time to reinstall everything.

So when I connect my new HDD and get windows installed, will be able to backup everything I have onto a USB from my old HDD, then backup everything onto my new HDD?

I know that the USB wont back up games and things and certain programs.
But will it still and try to backup as much as possible?

Or will Istart from scratch and reinstall everything I have?
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    you may want to use a Disk imaging program and use that to migrate from your old HDD to your new HDD. what an disk imaging does it takes a snapshot of your system exactly the way it is and copies it to another hdd. i like macrium reflect.


    http://www.macrium.com/default.aspx
  2. dariens007 said:
    you may want to use a Disk imaging program and use that to migrate from your old HDD to your new HDD. what an disk imaging does it takes a snapshot of your system exactly the way it is and copies it to another hdd. i like macrium reflect.


    http://www.macrium.com/default.aspx



    Just one other quick question. what kind of blank CD would I have to use to copy an image.
    I know I just cant use a regular blank DvD cd.
    Cause I only have sata connector to connect one hdd.
  3. ther'es a lot of information to this process lol so i found a guide to try and help you.

    http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows
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