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Pre-existing HDD want upgrade ssd

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Last response: in Storage
February 13, 2012 2:06:20 PM

I have a pre-existing hdd and i want to upgrade to a ssd for my boot drive. how do i move my windows to the ssd? is there a guide out there or any helpful hints?

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February 13, 2012 2:38:12 PM

Your best bet is to do a clean reinstall, but you can clone your OS to the SSD using a number of different tools. Some drives, like Intel, will come with software and there are a number of free programs that will work too, like TODO.

If you do a clean reinstall, make sure to change your sata mode bios setting to AHCI just before the new install.