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Switch Boot drive from HDD to SSD without losing files

I want to change the boot drive to ssd, but i dont want to lose files on Hdd. How can i do that
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  1. I have used Acronis True Image to clone hard drives onto a SSD. This will work as long as the amount of data on the HDD will fit on the SSD.
    If not, you may be able to temporarily remove some of it, such as by uninstalling programs or archiving large pics and videos to optical media (or another drive).
  2. most all SSDs come with a disk clone software that will do the job. I think 'ACRONOS' will do the job too - even as a demo version.

    Give it a shot - it will not alter the original HDD.
  3. avarice said:
    most all SSDs come with a disk clone software that will do the job. I think 'ACRONOS' will do the job too - even as a demo version.

    Give it a shot - it will not alter the original HDD.



    but then i will have two discs with windows, what happens when i plug them both in
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    You specify in your BIOS which one is the boot drive. In fact, once the clone is done, you can test by disconnecting the original drive. If everything is working, you would reconnect it (after confirmed you've set your HDD priority in BIOS).
  5. the680guy said:
    avarice said:
    most all SSDs come with a disk clone software that will do the job. I think 'ACRONOS' will do the job too - even as a demo version.

    Give it a shot - it will not alter the original HDD.



    but then i will have two discs with windows, what happens when i plug them both in


    Ok - you remove the old HDD and test out the SSD. Once done and happy - you re-format the HDD and use it for storage.
  6. Onus said:
    You specify in your BIOS which one is the boot drive. In fact, once the clone is done, you can test by disconnecting the original drive. If everything is working, you would reconnect it (after confirmed you've set your HDD priority in BIOS).


    Yeah - what he said.....
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