New SSD -- should i copy files over or re-install OS/applications Tags: Homebuilt SSD HD Systems Last response: March 4, 2010 6:44 PM in Systems Share mogar 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? thanks! More about : ssd copy files install applications coldsleep a b B Homebuilt system 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Installing a New copy of Windows to a New SSD Forum New Hard Drive is Copying files OVER NETWORK slow! Forum Win7 x64 Boot SSD size? Forum [Troubleshooting; File Issues]Can't copy /move files Forum INSTALLING XP - SHOULD I PARTITION? Forum SSD and windows reinstall ? Forum 30 - 32GB SSD ? Forum Migrating Games to SSD from HDD (no reinstall ?) Forum Building a new i7 PC, Need Advise Forum Why do I have to re-install Windows 7 OS on my SSD occasionally??? Ugh Forum Replace SSD now receiving "This copy of windows is not genuine" Forum Can I Reinstall Windows 7 OEM on a new motherboard ? Forum Windows 7 - SSD - RAID reinstall question Forum Quick question about SSD 's Forum New gaming PC. Thoughts? Forum New build Forum Determining Fan Requirements For My New Build - Help Pls? Forum New Processing Rig Completed Forum New build won't post. Forum $800 Budget For New PC Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !