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a b G Storage
April 2, 2012 12:18:07 PM

i have a new SSD and i wanted to do a clean install. how do i migrate all my files without having to clone. is there an nice windows feature that will move all the documents? im guessing i will have to reinstall all my programs though.

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a b G Storage
April 2, 2012 2:26:27 PM

A clean install means you install from nothing. If you want to keep your your OS and installed apps, you can do so by cloning.

The problem with cloning a boot drive is that you have to pre-size it to be smaller than the available SSD after it is set as a boot drive. When I cloned my install of Win 7 on a HDD to a SSD I had to resize the partition (for a 128 GB SSD) to just under 119 GB fopr the cloning to work. By cloming I kept all of the settings on my OS, and installed apps on C: drive.

As most storage remains on the HDDs, I did not have to migrate any storage.
a b G Storage
April 2, 2012 2:52:13 PM

Hello,

If you are using Windows 7- you could try using the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard. It will transfer "documents, pictures, user accounts, favourites and more".
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a b G Storage
April 2, 2012 5:41:20 PM

Its a 240 gig so size is not that big a deal but ill try windows easy transfer. I want to use a clean install cause the one i have now.has some problems like not wanting to install sp1 it has been 6 months and still will not do.it. Ccc will not open and my boot time is like three minutes. Something is messed up.
a b G Storage
April 3, 2012 3:38:02 AM

ok guys need your help. first the SSD will not boot if i have it in IDE mode which from what i understand is not normal but boots just fine in AHCI mode.

2) which i want to figure out. i dont seem to see how to use windows easy transfer when both ssd and hdd are installed in the same computer nor do i know how to use it at all. is there any other options?

3) are my game files for BF3 on origin or my other hdd? how do i go about reinstalling bf3? do i need to uninstall it from my other hard drive?
April 3, 2012 4:02:32 AM

Buy a USB hard drive. Copy what you can. Start fresh.
a b G Storage
April 3, 2012 4:05:23 AM

jonathanrhunter said:
Buy a USB hard drive. Copy what you can. Start fresh.

already started fresh and want to know if there is any software that will pull all documents from one hard drive to another within that same system.
April 5, 2012 4:42:19 AM

Use Windows Easy Transfer (Windows 7). Free and it will copy to an external drive no problem.
a b G Storage
April 5, 2012 5:16:05 AM

jonathanrhunter said:
Use Windows Easy Transfer (Windows 7). Free and it will copy to an external drive no problem.


the drive is not external and as i have said above you i can not get it to work. the drive is internal.
April 5, 2012 8:18:21 PM

Internal, external, it doesn't matter. Put the new drive in your computer and copy the files to it.
a b G Storage
April 6, 2012 1:59:27 AM

cbrunnem said:

2) which i want to figure out. i dont seem to see how to use windows easy transfer when both ssd and hdd are installed in the same computer nor do i know how to use it at all. is there any other options?




jonathanrhunter said:
Internal, external, it doesn't matter. Put the new drive in your computer and copy the files to it.

facepalm. i said i couldnt figure it out. it kept trying to get me to install it on another computer or something.

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