Installing OS on SSD from HDD

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim Cockfield
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AOMEI Partition Assistant - Migrate OS to SSD Wizard
In reply to Jim Cockfield, Dec 18, 2012

If all else fails, I'd just use a free tool like this one to copy the existing installation to your SSD. I found a few forum posts that mentions it works with Win 8 for that purpose.

http://www.extend-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html

One of the features in the new 5.1 release is moving partitions from a hard drive to an SSD, while allowing resizing of the partitions so that you can move to a smaller drive.

Here's a page on how to use it (Migrate OS to SSD Wizard)

http://www.extend-partition.com/help/migrate-system-wizard.html

After it's finished, make sure to go into your BIOS and make the mSATA SSD the first boot choice in the boot order list (so that you're not trying to boot into the physical hard drive instead).

I'd disconnect the hard drive and make sure the SSD works fine by itself after the copy is finished.  Then, plug the hard drive back in and make sure you're still booting into the SSD and it's showing up as your c: drive in Windows Explorer.

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