This week, Newegg ran a really great deal on several quality SSD's & I wanted to increase capacity to my current 120GB Samsung 840 EVO, so I grabbed a 240GB one for just $10 more than the one I now have.
Now, as to what I want to do with that extra space. I didn't need it for Windows 7 Pro, but want to dual boot the Dell OEM Windows 8 Pro that's installed on a 500GB WD RE4 on this new SSD. As to cloning the Windows 7 install, that's no issue, I know how to do that.
It's the Windows 8 install on the RE4 that I need assistance with. Ideally, a clean install would be best & if there were problems with the OS, I'd do so. However it's running good & I'd like to clone that over beside of Windows 7 (with Windows 7 being the default OS). I know how to do that, once successfully installed, through the msconfig panel.
I need to know how to clone Windows 8 over, without deleting my Windows 7 install, the easiest way possible. If needed, I have the Dell OEM Reinstall DVD for any issues that may arise.
As to the 120GB SSD installed now, I'll be using that for Linux Mint 17 LTS, once released. What I want to do is eliminate all HDD's from my PC & have the RE4 for data in an enclosure that I already have. This will not only reduce power consumption, but also heat within the case.
If needed, my specs as stands are in my Speccy specs below in my sig.
Thanks in advance for any & all advice.