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10-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Right now I have a 1 Gb HDD that I use with the USB stick to install my Windows 8 *created with the USB Util rescue program)

Now I am getting a 500Gb SDD Drive *Samsung Evo 500Gb*
Would I still be able to use the stick, or do I manually need to install Windows 8 and all the drivers?
since it will create hidden partitions etc for Recovery disk etc..
and I don't know if it checks to see if there is a 1 Gb Drive...
I would like to keep my recovery etc, just in case I ever need it.


10-02-2013, 10:39 PM
You could always you Macrium reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)to clone you current disk to the new SSD. Many here have had great success with this program.

10-02-2013, 10:58 PM
Does the Free version work for that, or do I need an upgraded version ?

10-03-2013, 12:36 AM
Free version if good for 30 days

10-03-2013, 01:49 AM
Made backup... but maybe I am stupid...
on the new SSD I need to install windows first then, and then restore it?
since it's only 1 file, and can't do anything else with it

ooh... wait... CLONE.... lol.... I have to wait then till I have the drive

10-03-2013, 02:17 PM
what i did was used an oem install cd(or well iso for this laptop) that i got from a friend that works at geeksquad and just did a fresh install of windows on my msata and then just fomatted the previous C drive. So i had a msata while my 750 hdd still hadthe recovery partitions and what not. Worked out very well for me.

10-05-2013, 01:58 AM
ok Got my SSD and used the Install stick and works great...
Everything seems to be fast.... running into 1 issue.
I have the Samsung SSD EVO 500gb and it seems that randomly when I start something
that it's freezing up for like 10-30 seconds..
The SSS is set to max performance.. so not sure why it's doing that.. Anyone seen this before?