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May 8, 2012 2:15:12 AM

Hello everyone, I currently just finished my build and i am not completely satisfied with the boot time for it, so i want to buy an ssd, but the problem is that i don't want to have to re-install windows again, is it possible to move windows from one drive to another

all help is appreciated...

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May 8, 2012 2:22:53 AM

the_creed4 said:
Hello everyone, I currently just finished my build and i am not completely satisfied with the boot time for it, so i want to buy an ssd, but the problem is that i don't want to have to re-install windows again, is it possible to move windows from one drive to another

all help is appreciated...


Yes, but you will get the best results by doing a fresh installation. You will want to use ACHI mode for the SSD instead of IDE mode (you are likely using IDE mode now). It is very difficult to switch to ACHI mode after Windows is already installed.
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May 8, 2012 2:28:32 AM

i see, so its best if i just do a fresh install, thank you very much
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May 8, 2012 2:32:51 AM

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