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Windows 7: New desktop - cloning ssd before using

25 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
New desktop - cloning ssd before using

I'd like to clone the ss drive of my new desktop before I begin using the computer. It is a 256 gb solid state drive, not a card. I'd like to clone it to a larger ss drive, then switch out to the larger drive before I begin using the computer.

The drive I want to use is a new Samsung 850Pro 1 TB drive. I understand this drive comes with migration software so am I correct in that I simply clone the ss drive that is the C of the new desktop, then switch the smaller ssd with my cloned larger capacity Samsung ss drive?

My thanks for advice as to how to proceed.


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25 Oct 2014   #2
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Yes, if that Samsung software works. There were reports that it does not work. Then you can use free Macrium. Just image and restore all partitions.

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