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# 141086 28-Feb-2014 22:37
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i need a little help, i want to copy my entire boot windows drive to a fresh hard drive ,as its getting old and slow, ( yes ive done all the maintenance possible but its still no good) so if theres anyone out west who could help me, can you pm me? ive got 3 drives in the comp, and a really fresh one just put in id like to use as my boot drive.

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  # 996751 28-Feb-2014 22:58
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buy an ssd
download macrium free
select everything on your boot drive
select the ssd to clone to
click next
sleep for a while
swap the drives
disable superfetch, prefetch, defrag, enable trim
your computer will now boot in 15 seconds and everything will open in a blink of an eye if your hardware is up to spec

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  # 996823 1-Mar-2014 08:10
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thanks for that but im not really that clued up, if theres someone i can bring the machine to itd be great


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  # 996914 1-Mar-2014 10:39
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My advise, always do a complete fresh install when you get to a stage of slow computer. If you just clone the drive, you are cloning any existing issues with it.

Feel free to email / message me if you want this done. I'm only in Auckland 2-3days each week, and this type of job I do on a 1 week turn around.


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