Originally Posted by Wherewolf?
No need to format it. Just do a clean installation. There are a migrating progam that comes with the bundle though. But I have'nt got a clue how reliable that is?
Unplug the old harddrive before installing the OS.
You will have to set the boot order in Bios first to the DVD or CD drive.
Here are a couple of videos that explains this procedures better:
Also, remember to disable the defragmentation tool in Windows for the SSD.
The best way to set and forget the defragmentation is to install this:
Best Free Disk Defrag Software, your free disk defragmenter FOREVER â€” Smart Defrag
It will disable Windows defrag.
Don't use that sneaky little SOB program. It has real time ads in the bottom right corner that connect you to an ad server. On the last window to pop up it has the last 2 items checked. Even though you uncheck them it leaves a wreck of a mess on your system.
When you try to uninstall it tries to trick you in to getting some other software installed. In the bottom right corner is the link to uninstall you want to use. Even then it leaves a link in the windows explorer and leaves a service running that you have to go find manually and remove.
That so called program is written around adware.
If you want a defrag program that is just a defrag program get Auslogic's defragger.
Disk Defrag - Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive
It does deep defrags along with optimizing. And it doesn't do sneaky things to your computer. And you don't have to disable windows built in defragger. It will ask you if you want this one to be the default program.
I'm still trying to get that POS out of the right click menu. GRRRRRRRRRR