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oct 8.1 to new ssd

by gelg1955 / August 23, 2013 11:41 AM PDT

I have win 8 pro installed(downloaded from MS) onto a 1 terabyte HD and i want to know if i can install the Oct 8.1 onto a seperate ssd when it is released(As a stand alone upgrade/update)or will i be FORCED to cull my terabyte(nearly full) and clone to my new 250gb ssd and then update/upgrade to 8.1

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 12:51 PM PDT
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But if you removed you current drive, set it on the shelf you could install it without fear of corrupting the 1TB drive.

You make me wonder if there is no backup copies of what you can't lose.

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Well your using the term upgrade and standalone.
by orlbuckeye / August 27, 2013 11:37 PM PDT
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Windows 8 will be updated via the Windows store. To install it standalone you will need to purchase it or purchase 8.0 and then update it. The recommended spaces for the preview is around 20 gb. Also when you clone a drive you take a drive and make an image on another drive. So you can't clone a 1gb drive to a 250 gb drive.

When i purchase my laptop it came with a 750 gb HD and I installed apps and cloned it to a 120 gb SSD but the 750 GB HD on had 70 GB on it. The took the 120 gb SSD and Cloned it to a 240 gb SSD.

1. Get rid of 750 gb of data from the hard drive and clone it to the 250 SSD
2. Buy Windows 8.0 then do the update through Windows store in Oct.
3. Buy Windows 8.1 when it comes out.

I have a laptop and it has 2 bays on my machine bay 1 is automatically the boot drive so after i cloned I moved the hard drive to bay 2 and it is my app and data drive.

I'm not sure if it's the same on desktops I haven't had a desktop in years. I remember that last time i did this kind of thing i had to mess with jumpers to assign one as the main and the other as the slave drive. Not sure how this works on desktops now.

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There is another way also
by orlbuckeye / August 27, 2013 11:49 PM PDT
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if you have system restore disks you could add the 256 SSD and the restore disk will install JUST the OS and apps on the on the driver disk. This would take you back to factory setting of the machine. Some apps would require to be reinstalled.

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Bottomline is to get 8.1 for
by orlbuckeye / September 5, 2013 3:57 AM PDT
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8.0 must be installed on the drive. Otherwise you will have to purchase the full version of 8.1 after Oct 18th.

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