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    Default How to Migrate Windows to SSD?

    http://www.paragon-software.com/tech...ate-OS-to-SSD/


    http://m.lifehacker.com/5837543/how-...alling-windows

    Dont have windows disks with machine.


    Thinking of using Paragon software to move my stuff from a bigger hdd to a smaller ssd. Image opy has to be the same size or bigger unfortunately.

    Any use this Paragon software?
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    I don't think any imaging software will be of much use unless you shrink the Windows partition on your hard disk to at most the size of your ssd first - and this will most likely be a problem since Windows likes to store unmovable system files right in the middle of its partition. So unless your ssd is something like 60% the size of your Windows partition I think simply installing Windows from scratch on the sdd is the safer and maybe even faster option.

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    From someone who owns a pc store, it's a bad idea mate :/

    The better option is to download a copy of windows and use the activation code that came with your pc, unless of course you are running Windows 8, than it's a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaNYdE View Post
    From someone who owns a pc store, it's a bad idea mate :/

    The better option is to download a copy of windows and use the activation code that came with your pc, unless of course you are running Windows 8, than it's a different story.


    How much to dwonload windows 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemedium_jt View Post
    How much to dwonload windows 7?

    Good reviews from Paragon software.

    You can download the image you need here mate http://www.w7forums.com/official-win...ds-t12325.html then just use your existing activation code.
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    Paragon software works, I've done it since I didn't want to reinstall all my stuff, but it costs money. There's no free option that works 100% that I know of.

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    Yeah the word image is not a good description for migration to an SSD because of alignment.

    I am downloading those ISO WIN7.

    I brought 3 SSDs. One is the Desktop, and the refurbisher sent me a WIN7 PRof disk. It runs great, so I bought 2 more drives. The other is my laptop with WIN7 Home, and my kids laptop is WIN8.

    I got a 256gb SSD for the WIN7 home laptop and shrunk the partition to 230gb. Thinking of doing a system image to migrate over, but the problem is SSD alignment.

    Any ISO for WIN8 for the other laptop or other solutions for a clean install?

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    I bought 3 Samsungs. 2 model 830 128gb and a 840 model drive kit 250 gb. The 250 gb kit came with everything to migrate your HDD to a SSD. USB adapter and special software because more importantly it takes a special software to clone a HDD with Windows to a smaller SSD including aligning the SSD. Magic Software smartly allows you to turn off Defrag and indexing that can harm or reduce drive life. I bought a OCZ and returned it. Had no migration or maintenance hardware/software. Migration software and usb device can be $20 each. This includes both. Migration was under 2 hours. Great kit.

    I live in Florida, so if I buy from Tigerdirect I pay sales tax. Globalcomputer is a mirror site in Atlanta, GA that saves sales tax for Florida residents, but shipping is slightly more.
    http://www.globalcomputer.com/applic...?EdpNo=5247111
    http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/m...ge/MZ-7TD250KW



    The migration software is downloadable from Samsung website. It might work on other SSDs?????????
    It you do it let me know because this is a free solution for all then.


    All the Samsung SSDs are up and running great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicMew View Post
    Paragon software works, I've done it since I didn't want to reinstall all my stuff, but it costs money. There's no free option that works 100% that I know of.
    If it was HDD to HDD i would say go for it Paragon does it and does it well, however SSD is a different beast that requires specific alignment criteria, on a clean install this will take care of itself, ghosting though can become a nightmare, even paragon themselves have articles on it here http://www.paragon-software.com/tech...ate-OS-to-SSD/ things like ddefrag etc may not be switched of as windows will still think its running on a HDD and not SSD and defragging an SSD=Death :/
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