The most common complaint in the IT department is “My computer is slow”. Are you looking for a quicker way to increase the speed of an older computer? Older computers are known to have an outdated system. The process of moving your windows installation is very tricky at times.
Requirements to complete this process.
Even though SDD is a major requirement, you will also need other things for this procedure to be successful.
- A method of linking your SDD to your PC.Install your new SDD next to your old hard drive if you have a desktop. However, this is usually impossible if you are using a laptop. You will have to buy, SATA-USB cable that will allow you to link a hard drive of 2.5”, or rather SDD to your laptop through USB.Your SDD can also be installed through an outside drive enclosure, before commencing the migration process.
- A duplicate of EauseUS Todo Backup.This one can be downloaded because it is a free version having all the features needed to accomplish the task.
- Your data backup.
You must have a full backup of your crucial data then you can proceed.
- A repair disc for windows system.
This is a tool that can be used in case your master record gets corrupted. It will enable you to repair the disc in minutes. It will aid you to avoid the problem of finding another computer to boot CD on if you require it.
The following step makes it easier for you.
Step #1: Clean up your current hard drive.
The first thing should involve backing up everything and making sure you delete all files. Files like documents, music from the current hard disk, and movies should all be terminated.
Check the capacity of each drive by plugging your SDD to your computer and wait until it shows in Windows Explorer. You should then right click each drive to choose properties like shown below.
Step #2. Remove all unwanted staff.
In order to create space, you need to remove all programs which are not necessary.
Large hibernation file should be gotten rid off by opening the start menu, typing command, right click, command prompt then select Run as administrator. Type powerfg-h off and press (return)
Step #3. Resize the partitions.
This can happen by right clicking the computer>select manage>disk management. On the boot partition that you will clone, right click it and choose “shrink volume”. This will then determine the amount of space to be removed. In case the system files cause issues you can check on step four.
Step #4. Partition sizing.
Here you will use a spare desktop to handle copying or you can use an external caddy.
Step #5. Connect the drive
Connect the new drive on a spare SATA, connection. Spare the desktop to handle copying. For speed reasons, run over eSATA and initiate the driver’s driver.
Step #6. Select and copy.
You can select the boot drive then press “clone this drive”.On the link that will appear, choose the destination drive and it will complete the rest.
Step #7. Recover it.
Power down and disengage the old boot drive, install the new one permanently and boot the recovery disc and allow it to run.
Step #8. Reboot.
Take a minute to finish for any recovery to be completed by this automatic system. The new boot drive will be ready to run when it’s completed.