How to migrate storage

cbrunnem

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i have a new SSD and i wanted to do a clean install. how do i migrate all my files without having to clone. is there an nice windows feature that will move all the documents? im guessing i will have to reinstall all my programs though.
 

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A clean install means you install from nothing. If you want to keep your your OS and installed apps, you can do so by cloning.

The problem with cloning a boot drive is that you have to pre-size it to be smaller than the available SSD after it is set as a boot drive. When I cloned my install of Win 7 on a HDD to a SSD I had to resize the partition (for a 128 GB SSD) to just under 119 GB fopr the cloning to work. By cloming I kept all of the settings on my OS, and installed apps on C: drive.

As most storage remains on the HDDs, I did not have to migrate any storage.
 

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Its a 240 gig so size is not that big a deal but ill try windows easy transfer. I want to use a clean install cause the one i have now.has some problems like not wanting to install sp1 it has been 6 months and still will not do.it. Ccc will not open and my boot time is like three minutes. Something is messed up.
 

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ok guys need your help. first the SSD will not boot if i have it in IDE mode which from what i understand is not normal but boots just fine in AHCI mode.

2) which i want to figure out. i dont seem to see how to use windows easy transfer when both ssd and hdd are installed in the same computer nor do i know how to use it at all. is there any other options?

3) are my game files for BF3 on origin or my other hdd? how do i go about reinstalling bf3? do i need to uninstall it from my other hard drive?
 

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already started fresh and want to know if there is any software that will pull all documents from one hard drive to another within that same system.
 

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the drive is not external and as i have said above you i can not get it to work. the drive is internal.
 

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facepalm. i said i couldnt figure it out. it kept trying to get me to install it on another computer or something.

 

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