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How do I move my OS from one hard disk to another?

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January 6, 2013 3:31:41 PM

Recently I bought a SSD and now that I've installed it, I want to know how to move my windows from my existing HDD to my SSD.

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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2013 3:51:14 PM

It is possible, but its generally recommended you just do a fresh install on the SSD.
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January 6, 2013 4:18:49 PM

this is what I used: http://dcfldd.sourceforge.net/
the command i used was the following:

"dcfldd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=32M" without the quotes

"if" is the source, "of" is the destination, "bs" is the block size. for usb 2.0 connections, a block size of 32M seems optimal, if they're both sata, you can possible try 64M or 128M size blocks
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January 6, 2013 4:24:24 PM

manofchalk said:
It is possible, but its generally recommended you just do a fresh install on the SSD.



That's all just a bunch of fear mongering. There's nothing wrong with cloning an hd if you do it correctly.
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January 14, 2013 3:21:44 AM

Best answer selected by Renowa558.
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October 28, 2013 6:27:50 PM

If its going into a different system. Sysprep!
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