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 Post subject: Cloning HDD OS to new SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:05 pm 
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I'm trying to follow the article in the new issue on Cloning my OS to my SSD. I want to clone my OS from my WD HDD to my OCZ SSD. Both the WD & OCZ come with their own copies of Acronis True Image. Which is the best way to clone the OS?

A) Use the Acronis From the WD HDD?
B) Use the Acronis from the OCZ SDD?
C) Or say Screw it and just use XXClone which is what is used in the article?

Are the WD & OCZ Acronis software the same (both are newly purchased) or do the each brand their copies?


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 Post subject: Re: Cloning HDD OS to new SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm 
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It doesn't really matter. I've used another disk cloner to do the job and it worked fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Cloning HDD OS to new SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:35 pm 
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:D Cool. Thanks. What program do you use? Any extra tips or things I should do or specifically need to remember?


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 Post subject: Re: Cloning HDD OS to new SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:51 pm 
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I forget the name, it was either Partition Wizard or Partition Magic.

And I've pretty much got cloning down to a recipe:

  1. Before migrating, install the SSD.
  2. On the SSD, create a 200MB NTFS partition with the label S:\
  3. Mark the SSD as "Active" (either using DISKPART or Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage)
  4. Clone the Windows partition into the SSD
  5. Open a command prompt as an administrator
  6. Execute the following command:
    Code:
    Bcdboot D:\Windows /s S:

    This is assuming D:\Windows is the Windows partition on the SSD.
  7. Boot from the SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: Cloning HDD OS to new SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:24 pm 
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:D Good deal! Thanks again. After I do it (fingers crossed) this weekend I'll post the outcome regardless. Again, I really appreciate it.


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