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Prepping my computer to upgrade to a new SSD

By dac2 ·
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I'm upgrading from a slow old HD to a new SSD - what's the efficient way to go about cleaning up my files and programs in the process? I know there's tons of junk on this machine I don't need to keep. Should I make a list of the programs I want and then just reinstall them after the update? I could take an image of the drive but I want to clean house as much as possible.
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When possible go vanilla.

by joseph12_161 In reply to Prepping my computer to u ...

I would highly recommend doing a clean installation and then reinstalling software and peripherals from the base image. A lot of the time when you do a clone of the drive a major concern is registry issue and cross compatibility. One big thing you want to pay attention to is ensure that installation is done with a GUID not a MBR. this is though a UEFI format bios. this has addiational benefits in security and speed capabiltiys. And also make sure you are utilizing ACHI in your BIOS. That will ensure the best performance.

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A bit of clarification needed...

by dac2 In reply to When possible go vanilla.

" One big thing you want to pay attention to is ensure that installation is done with a GUID not a MBR. this is though a UEFI format bios."

I'm not sure what this means - do you have a reference/guide you can point me to?

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