For the “Independent Coursework” of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin I created the following presentation:
Target audience are students of the bachelors degree Computer Science of the University.
If anything is unclear (or god forbid, wrong) drop me a mail or a tweet
- Current Laptop or PC
- New SSD
- External Harddisk (for backup, so it’d better be fast and big)
- One empty DVD (or the recovery disc)
- Bunch of screwdrivers
- Shrink your HDD partition to a size smaller than the SSD (*)
- Create a recovery disk
- Create a system image with Windows backup on the external Harddisk
- Replace your HDD with the shiny new SSD
- Boot with recovery disk
- Choose to restore from a system backup
(*) The first part is realy important. I ran in a nasty trap when I changed my disks: I shrunk my system partition to fit on the SSD, but while I recovered, the recovery tool told me there wasn’t enough space on my target disk. The problem was my own lazyness: I created a new partition on the HDD where I moved all the not needed files.
The system backup tool tries to recover your whole system, not only your system partition. So be sure that all partitions on your HDD in sum aren’t bigger than your SSD
HowTo shrink the partitions: microsoft.com
HowTo shrink if there are “unmovable” files: brandonchecketts.com
recently a good friend of mine started to blog. He was so kind to refer to my blog, so will I.
Stefan writes about his daily life, professional Java development and tools and coffee. The last part might be exaggerated, but he should write about coffee. Everyone should.
So please have a look: aza-net.blogspot.com