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EStar999
3 years ago#11
Pepys Monster posted...
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...


You are better off installing a fresh copy of Windows so it will be optimized for the SSD.

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sefsefsefsef
3 years ago#12
EStar999 posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...


You are better off installing a fresh copy of Windows so it will be optimized for the SSD.


Is this a real thing? I can't imagine what the difference would be.

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EStar999
3 years ago#13
sefsefsefsef posted...
EStar999 posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...


You are better off installing a fresh copy of Windows so it will be optimized for the SSD.


Is this a real thing? I can't imagine what the difference would be.


Here is the proof.

http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/beginners-guide/ssd-migration-or-fresh-system-installation-an-ssd-primer/

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Pepys Monster
3 years ago#14
EStar999 posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...


You are better off installing a fresh copy of Windows so it will be optimized for the SSD.

Won't I have to buy Windows 8 to do a fresh install?
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EStar999
3 years ago#15
Pepys Monster posted...
EStar999 posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
Well, I just dropped $345 on a 500GB Samsung evo and $13 on a USB to SATA converter so I can clone the OS. I hope this was money well spent...


You are better off installing a fresh copy of Windows so it will be optimized for the SSD.

Won't I have to buy Windows 8 to do a fresh install?

You won't have to buy Windows 8 as long as you have the product key that it came with and installation disk (or ISO version)

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Pyrotechnixxx
3 years ago#16
The Windows 8 key is kept on the BIOS or some such shenanigans, isn't it? Just reinstall using an official windows ISO and you'll be fine, no need to repurchase it. Also, yes, you'll want to do a fresh install. Always a better idea than cloning.
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