Installing Windows onto SSD

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  1. trogg1963

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    Hi.
    I'm picking up my new computer tomorrow and I'm looking at buying a ssd to go with it.

    My question is, how will I move windows to the new drive ?

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    You can get cloning/disk image software for moving an OS install between disks.

    Although if it's just a generic computer with no special software or setup on it then I'd consider downloading the Windows 10 installer from Microsoft's website and starting completely fresh:
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    You make it sound nice and easy, do I replace the original drive with the new ssd and use the original drive as storage ?

    Thanks for the link :)
     
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    Well, the best idea is to stuff as much as you can on the SSD. If you can't afford a big enough SSD for everything then put the files that have least use and least benefit from an SSD on another drive.

    So you'd be 'replacing' in it usage terms. I wouldn't physically replace it unless your new computer doesn't offer you any other option.
     

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