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New SSD -- should i copy files over or re-install OS/applications

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Last response: in Systems
March 4, 2010 6:17:33 PM

not sure if this is the right category

i just got a new SSD for my home system and want to make that the boot drive and install some of my important applications on it. (windows7, photoshop)

should i transfer the files over from the existing HD or re-install everything (uninstall from the HD first)? is there a program or utility that helps do these tasks?


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March 4, 2010 6:44:01 PM

I would format the SSD, install Windows 7, install Photoshop, and then you're good to go.

Then if there's anything that you need off of the original hard drive still remaining, copy that over.

You don't need to uninstall from the existing hard drive.