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How to handle SSD storage upgrade?

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#1 thx4helping


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:17 AM

I just made purchased a new computer and would like to replace the HDD with an SSD. I haven't turned on the computer yet. Could I just swap out the drives and use a windows 10 boot disk, or is it better to turn the computer on and setup the windows 10 that it came with and then clone the SDD? (This will be go in the 2.5" bay of this computer - http://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/GL552VW/specifications/).



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:59 AM

For myself, I'd fire up then clone.  There can be all kinds of manufacturer specific additions (not including bloatware, which I'd gladly jettison) included in their image of Win10.  I'd want to carry that along, particularly if you need to get their tech support involved in the near term.  I'd also be careful to verify that this will not void your warranty, which you wouldn't want to do in the short term, either.

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