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Transferring Windows 8 issues to SSD

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December 10, 2012 9:26:25 PM

Hello, I currently have Windows 8 on my HDD and are having issues transferring it over to my SSD. I've tried putting the OS on an external HD and shrinking it. Then Copy imaging it on to the SSD but it says the file is too big..the thing is..the computer is new and the only thing on there is the OS. This computer was built. The reason why the OS was on the HDD before the SSD is because the SSD was not bought until after. Is there any other way to transfer the OS from the HDD to the SSD without having to download any programs or anything?
I apologize in advance if this post is in the wrong section as well.
December 10, 2012 9:48:31 PM

From what I have heard it is always the better option to re-install the OS on the new drive.
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December 10, 2012 9:53:04 PM

you need cloning software like acrchos.
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December 10, 2012 10:05:55 PM

So, you suggest just disconnecting the HDD and re-install the OS on the SSD? If I plug back in the HDD, how would I take that OS off of it? Would it conflict or?
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December 10, 2012 11:13:58 PM

Don't plug the HDD back in till you tell the BIOS to boot from the ssd. Once it boots and such, plug the HDD in and sweep the drove. I don't know how to completely empty the hard drive but others would.
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