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    Thumbs up How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

    Here's a very imforamtive article; I hope this helps some.
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    Another way:
    If you don't want to use two drives you can first defrag your existing drive, then using a partition program such as partition magic resize you hard drive to slightly lower size than the SSD. Then do an image backup maybe using win7 image backup or a third party one to another external drive. Then install your SSD in place of your original 'C' drive. Then using your win7 disc or the restore disk from the program you used to create the image and restore from there. As you are restoring a complete image of your drive then SSD should boot up with no problems. And you have everything as you had on your old disk. Don't forget turn off defrag once booted up from SSD.
    Once booted you can go to the partition program or win 7's disk management and extend size to full SSD size.

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