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Fresh install or load image?

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January 27, 2011 8:55:30 PM

I recently upgraded my computer with new MB (Asus Maximus III), CPU (i5 760), RAM (4 gigs dual channel), and Vid Card (ATI 6870) and reinstalled Windows 7 (32 bit). Im loving my new system for speed but now have the SSD itch. Its been about 2 weeks since i reinstalled everything

I am still sifting through the forums here deciding if I should wait for the new ones to come out or just take advantage of some good deals now (have my eye on OCZ Vertax 2 120gig)

My question is if it would be best to do another fresh install of Windows or could I make an image and load that if and when I got an SSD.

Let me know what you think

Thanks in advance


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a c 143 G Storage
January 28, 2011 12:40:30 AM

IMO, I would go with a fresh install moving to a SSD from a standard hard drive. It is the cleanest way to move to the new SSD on your system.
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a c 99 G Storage
January 28, 2011 2:28:36 PM

Fresh install, reason posted elsewhere (sorry).

And that is a GREAT SSD! OCZ Vertex 2 120GB is one of the best, and not as costly as others rated less. Also look into a OCZ Agaility 2, might be a few $$ less.

And, once you have a SSD, you'll never go back. Keep your HDD for data/media (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, etc.).

I'd bump that OS to a 64-bit, to use all of your RAM!
February 3, 2011 11:25:49 PM

Best answer selected by swandive76.