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Windows 7: System Upgrade after about 3 years

29 May 2013   #11
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post

@archer:
Ordering everything off Flipkart. I do not even know if anyone here in Trivandrum even knows what an SSD is or if they have them in stock. Gave up on all the local dealers a long time ago. I find FK is now much easier to deal with than these people.

BTW, where in India are you?
I agree with you that buying the hardware is much easier now online. I reside in New Delhi and here Nehru Place is the hub for all the PC hardware.


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29 May 2013   #12
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

@archer:
Trivandrum is a whole different story.

The dealers here are still flogging Pentium IV systems.

There is even a dealer here who advises customers that they do not need high end parts as those are only required for "video editing".

The only real option for us down here is online.
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29 May 2013   #13
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Just out of interest, what is the best 128-256 GB SSD I can get?

This is a field I am totally out of touch with.
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30 May 2013   #14
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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30 May 2013   #15
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
@archer:
Trivandrum is a whole different story.

The dealers here are still flogging Pentium IV systems.

There is even a dealer here who advises customers that they do not need high end parts as those are only required for "video editing".

The only real option for us down here is online.
are you serious...dealers still selling P4? I agree with you now. Online is the best option.

Go ahead make yourself a nice rig and make yourself proud.
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30 May 2013   #16
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Just out of interest, what is the best 128-256 GB SSD I can get?

This is a field I am totally out of touch with.
Amazon has a sale on the Samsung, the 120 is under $100. Samsung appears to be the number one ssd now, subject to change. Amazon has a no question 30 day return policy, only place I buy for most items, hard to beat their prices. Make sure that Amazon is the actual vender and not a third party. A third party well have a different return policy.
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30 May 2013   #17
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Unfortunately for us here in India, buying from Amazon or Newegg would add import duties to the cost of the product, almost doubling the price in hand.

Flipkart does have the Samsung 840, though, and it is actually priced less that the eBay link you provided, archer.

Let me think it over for a couple of days.

The bank account is leaning drunkenly against the wall, bleeding from all the beating it has taken over the past couple of days.

Total expenditure so far, just for parts, has been in excess of INR 61K.

Another question:

If I did get the SSD, and my current install survived the trauma of the motherboard/CPU transplant, would I be able to migrate it from my current HDD to the SSD?

If so, how would I go about doing that?
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30 May 2013   #18
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Unfortunately for us here in India, buying from Amazon and Newegg would add import duties to the cost of the product, almost doubling the price in hand.

Flipkart does have the Samsung 840, though, and it is actually priced less that the eBay link you provided, archer.

Let me think it over for a couple of days. The bank account is leaning drunkenly against the wall, bleeding from all the beating it has taken over the past couple of days. Total expenditure so far, just for parts, has been in excess of INR 61K.
The SSD which I mentioned was for your reference only. I know ebay charges a lot more than the usual price. ........... Just a suggestion.
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30 May 2013   #19
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Now you guys have got me infected.

Here I am sitting in my chair, counting busily on my dirty littlle fingers, thinking what I can starve to afford the SSD goodness.

So tell me, how do I migrate my install to the new SSD?

(that's assuming I do buy it mwahahaha)
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30 May 2013   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

These are worth reading:

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup

An Old School Geek’s approach to Installing & Setting Up a Windows PC

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup

If it was me I would clean install as one of the nicest features of the SSD is is rips though the install in much less time. If your current spinner has more data then the capacity of the SSD then you won't be able to image the entire drive and bring that over.
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