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March 19, 2012 3:45:33 PM

Well, i have a new gaming rig that does NOT include a SSD. however, if a year from now i would like to add it as a boot drive, how hard would it be to transfer windows to that drive?

if youre saying a complete install, it will be a long while before i invest in an SSD. if its as easy as dragging the folder in the directory over (which i'm sure its not but mentioned for simplicity sake) then i will start researching the various brands/ types this weekend.

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March 19, 2012 4:13:25 PM

Doesn't work that way. You have to get the CD and actually reinstall windows to the SSD.
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March 19, 2012 4:16:51 PM

You could also ghost the drive
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March 19, 2012 4:33:53 PM

I have the CD and everything that came with the computer for windows. whats your take as far as time and difficulty?
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March 19, 2012 11:39:07 PM

Difficulty = Noob Easy. Just like installing a program on Windows except for another small thing. Time should be.... around 15 minutes.
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March 25, 2012 11:15:27 PM

I would say that if you don't have ghost then maybe doing a windows system image backup to an external drive, set up your pc with just the ssd, boot with a recovery disk or windows install disk and choose the recovery option and install the image to the ssd. Maybe I'm missing a few things but that's the gist of it. Of course, the image has to be small enough to fit on the new ssd.
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March 27, 2012 1:56:19 PM

michont said:
I would say that if you don't have ghost then maybe doing a windows system image backup to an external drive, set up your pc with just the ssd, boot with a recovery disk or windows install disk and choose the recovery option and install the image to the ssd. Maybe I'm missing a few things but that's the gist of it. Of course, the image has to be small enough to fit on the new ssd.


Imaging your OS and backing it up should easly work But I don't know how that would work transferring to an ssd would go. :\
I'm wondering if you could also setup in a raid configuration?
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March 27, 2012 6:04:05 PM

Best answer selected by mojorisin23.
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March 28, 2012 7:27:42 PM

Wait!!!! this video came out a day ago or so and you should watch it still
Didn't watch lol i know. but it looks like it's about to answer your question. There is a possibility as well that it only works with intel SSD's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxNyDBSBNxg
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