Upgrading to SSD


Standard Member
I have recently built a new PC.

After buying a quiet case/fans i now realise how loud my HDD is and i would like to upgrade to SSD.

I have 2 HDD with Windows 7 installed on C: Drive.

Is there a way i can transfer all information from my C: drive onto my new SSD?

I have created a backup image and saved it to my D drive. Is it just a case of removing the C drive installing the SSD and then reloading the image from my D drive onto my C drive?

If so how would i do this?



Distinguished Member
Yup, and you'd typically reload it through the same program you created the disk image with (it'll typically come with a bootable disk or instructions to create one).


Having built your computer only recently I would still recommend a clean installation of Windows to a new SSD. Alignment is notoriously tricky with SSDs and you will be able to optimize your installation without the need for registry tweaks such at having trim enabled and AHCI mode in the BIOS.


Active Member
I would also recommend just backing up your files and then doing a completely clean install of Windows. It is not worth the hassle otherwise.

An SSD will change your computer like nothing else, I added a 60GB SSD to my PC last year and run a 500GB HD with it. I have now got a Crucial M4 256GB SSD which means I can finally get rid of the 500GB HD! Should have an absolutely silent system now (other than a very annoying buzz from my Z68 Gigabyte motherboard!)

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