I was wondering what would be a quick and pain free method to transfer my Windows 7 system from the 80GB SSD where it currently resides, to a new Samsung 830 512GB SSD drive.
I intend to remove the 80GB SSD from the system entirely and replace it as my C:\ boot drive with the new Samsung 830.
Norton Ghost came with the Samsung 830 and I would prefer to use that rather than have to pay for Acronis or something else.
I'm seeing many suggestions on moving from a HDD to a SSD, including warnings about cloning as compared to copying, misalignment and broken firmware.
I thought I would get a method from people who had done it before, instead of making costly and time consuming mistakes on my own.
I am comfortable with installing/removing hardware from the PC.
The machine has an Asus P7P55D motherboard. May not be important but it's an i7-860 processor.
Currently has an Intel X25 80GB SSD and a Western Digital 1TB HDD.