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Windows 7: The Processor Dual

21 Dec 2014   #81
ignatzatsonic

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I think my only shot is to luck across a system with 120G or 160G existing hard drive, clone the HDD, as is, to the SSD, then set the SSD up?
I don't follow that AT ALL.

Suppose a friend has a system with a 120 GB hard drive. You buy it.

Following what you propose, you then "clone the HDD, as is, to the SSD".

And then what? The Windows license on the cloned SSD came from your friend's hard drive. You can't put that into ANY other PC and expect it to work.

Imaging is relatively simple.

You have yet to explain how cloning will in fact help you.

If you just want a 120 GB hard drive, why buy a "system"? Buy a 120 GB hard drive.
I will explain this again. My wife has a 120G HDD in her HP. I went to TigerDirect.com, bought a Kingston V300 120G SSD, and a universal installation kit which comes with a cloning CD, and an adapter that plugs into the USB port on the PC, and into the SSD.
I installed the software, hooked up the adapter, from the pc to the SSD. I ran the cloning software. Unplugged the adapter, took the HDD out, put the SSD in the machine. Booted up, the SSD was exactly like HDD and I've been running it ever since.
Why couldn't I do the same thing with the new one, as long as the HDD was the same size?
You could do that to transfer what is now on the 120 SSD to a 120 HDD and then put that HDD back in the same PC that the 120 SSD was in. No problem. The license stays in the same PC, just on a different hard drive.

Cloning to a same size or larger drive usually works. Sometimes doesn't. Imaging may have fewer problems, but cloning is worth a try.

But what do you do about the Windows that will arrive on the 1 TB hard drive in the new PC?

I assume you want to get that Windows onto the SSD and put the SSD in the new machine.

How are you going to do that?

As explained earlier in this thread, I see 2 choices.

1: Imaging. Which you have rejected.

2: Clean install via ISO. Which you may not have rejected?


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21 Dec 2014   #82
whs
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I agree, cloning is worth a try. But half of the time it does not work. We recommend imaging because we know that this works all the time.
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