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  Reply # 1392980 23-Sep-2015 19:07
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Thanks for the replies folks, really appreciate all the help.

This is my plan for tomorrow...

Boot up the Laptop, upgrade to windows 10, download Macrium. Then use the software to copy all the system files (If that's what you call them) over to The SSD using The Usb 3.0 Enclosure. Take out the current 2TB HDD, replace with SDD + boot up.

Sound ok?

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  Reply # 1393029 23-Sep-2015 20:02
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Finch: Thanks for the replies folks, really appreciate all the help.

This is my plan for tomorrow...

Boot up the Laptop, upgrade to windows 10, download Macrium. Then use the software to copy all the system files (If that's what you call them) over to The SSD using The Usb 3.0 Enclosure. Take out the current 2TB HDD, replace with SDD + boot up.

Sound ok?


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1. create Windows 10 USB install stick: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/software-download/windows10?OCID=reserve_r_PostReserve_MediaCreationTool 
2. use this to do an upgrade to Windows 10 on new laptop
3. once upgraded, confirm Windows 10 has activated
4. remove HDD
5. install new SSD
6. boot off the USB stick and do a fresh install of Windows 10 (NB: skip where it asks for product key)
7. confirm Windows 10 is activated
8. run updates until all done
9. check for any driver issues
10. don't install any rubbish from the laptop manufacture :)






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  Reply # 1393084 23-Sep-2015 21:15
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@Coffee

So do I need an 8GB USB stick as suggested in the previous page?

I'm getting two different methods here.

Not sure which way to do it...

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  Reply # 1393092 23-Sep-2015 21:28
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Yep, 8GB or more. You can then repurpose stick after you've finished. Doing this way, it's a completely clean install on your shiny new SSD :)




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  Reply # 1393101 23-Sep-2015 21:44
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coffeebaron: Yep, 8GB or more. You can then repurpose stick after you've finished. Doing this way, it's a completely clean install on your shiny new SSD :)


Ok then I will try and do it your way...

I have a 32GB USB stick which has 25.2GB left.

Pretty nervous about this!

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  Reply # 1393159 23-Sep-2015 22:53
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Finch: I have a 32GB USB stick which has 25.2GB left.

Pretty nervous about this!


WARNING !!!!  Everything on your USB stick will be DELETED when you download Windows 10.

Save your USB data somewhere else first.




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  Reply # 1393160 23-Sep-2015 22:53
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CoffeeBaron is correct.

Remember that creating the Windows 10 install stick will format the stick, so you can't have any other data on it.



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  Reply # 1393162 23-Sep-2015 22:55
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MackinNZ: CoffeeBaron is correct.

Remember that creating the Windows 10 install stick will format the stick, so you can't have any other data on it.


Thank you!

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Finch: I have a 32GB USB stick which has 25.2GB left.

Pretty nervous about this!


WARNING !!!!  Everything on your USB stick will be DELETED when you download Windows 10.

Save your USB data somewhere else first.


Thanks for the heads up. Was nothing major, just some PS4 Gameplay.



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  Reply # 1393535 24-Sep-2015 13:32
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One question I forgot to ask..

How long will this process take?

2 Hours as a noob?

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  Reply # 1393588 24-Sep-2015 14:05
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Finch: One question I forgot to ask..

How long will this process take?

2 Hours as a noob?


Download time for 3 or 4GB (Win 10) - depends upon your connection - PLUS
30 minutes max for the Win10 install PLUS
Time to swap hard drives (depends upon your laptop)

Possible in 2 hours.
Don't rush - do it once and do it well wink

EDIT: GB not TB !




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  Reply # 1393592 24-Sep-2015 14:07
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Finch: One question I forgot to ask..

How long will this process take?

2 Hours as a noob?


Download time for 3 or 4TB (Win 10) - depends upon your connection - PLUS
30 minutes max for the Win10 install PLUS
Time to swap hard drives (depends upon your laptop)

Possible in 2 hours.
Don't rush - do it once and do it well wink


Wait what!?

Win 10 is a 3-4TB download???

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  Reply # 1393603 24-Sep-2015 14:17
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Finch:  ... Win 10 is a 3-4TB download???


Typo (corrected)

Read: "3 or 4GB"




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  Reply # 1393617 24-Sep-2015 14:34
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Alright.

Should be home from work around 6-7PM.

Have spent most of the day looking around at other laptops/tablets, just making sure that this is what I want to do, because once the seal is broken on the laptop box, there's no going back.

Should be a fun night doing all of this!

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  Reply # 1393653 24-Sep-2015 15:11
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If you are getting a brand-new laptop fresh out of the box you should leave the battery charging overnight (12 hours plus) before you even start playing with it.
This will improve battery life in the long term.
Will your laptop come with Windows 8 or Windows 10?
Either way it will take time to do the first install of the operating system - this is required to activate Windows. Give that 1 or 2 hours for starters.
Only then can you think about swapping hard drives.




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  Reply # 1393693 24-Sep-2015 16:16
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The battery tip apparently is a myth for today's Laptop battery. Certainly true for old nicd ones

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