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Kind of a computer noob, need help

#1PuppetMaster786Posted 10/13/2013 9:17:58 PM
I want to upgrade my laptops hard drive. It is 5400rpm and I have a SSHD which I want to replace it with. The problem is I don't know how to change my hard drive and still keep my OS (single computer), microsoft office, and other files (which could be easily copied onto a USB and then copied later). Is there a way I can back up my current hard drive to a computer and then switch to the SSHD (not gonna use my old hard drive anymore) and 'restore' the stuff onto the SSHD? Or is there a free program that can help me do that (my laptop space taken up right now is around 300 gigs o.o games :)

Thanks in advance
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#2NicodimusPosted 10/13/2013 9:41:36 PM(edited)
There are various cloning software packages out there. I used this:

http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-Notebook-Upgrade-Connection-ASW-USB-25/dp/B002EUCU3O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

There may be cheaper alternatives too, but people usually recommend a fresh install instead of cloning the drive. To each his own.
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