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Exchanging a HDD for an SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Capnsalty, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Capnsalty

    Capnsalty Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2019
    On my wife's laptop I am changing out a HDD for a SSD. After watching a video by Carey Holzman I decided to take on the project myself. I purchased a ADATA 240 Gig drive. The drive in the MSI computer is 174 gig. Thought it very straight forward. My problem comes in when I tried to boot to Acronis Clone software and the computer will not boot to the USB that I have the Acronis repair software. I go to the UEFI to boot it starts but stalls what do I need to do?
  2. Joshuaperry64


    Oct 26, 2019
    im not familer with the software. if i were you i would look into another method of cloning your hard drive
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    How did you make the Acronis Usb stick ?
  4. weequahic


    Nov 2, 2010
    Even to this non-technie, your phrase, "I am changing out a HDD for a SSD" makes perfect sense. But the thread's heading has it backwards. Things like that have happened to me, too.
  5. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    I recently replaced my Toshiba laptop hard drive with an SSD, I used EZ gig 4 latest software ISO burned to a disk with a Apricorn USB3 to SATA adapter. The first time I tried it did not work, I had to go into the UEFI bios and turn off "secure boot" to boot from the Disk, then every thing went perfect.
    NOTE: I defragged my hard drive and did file cleanup, ran SFC before attempting. When I cloned my hard drive in my Desktop I used the Acronis installed on my hard drive (from A-Data, a lite version) and cloned it with a spare SATA cable, an old legacy bios Non UEFI.
  6. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    The Acronis Cary uses is the full version so if you are using the version from A-Data it is different. Also you have to download the right version for your OS. I used the one for windows 7, there was another one for windows 10.
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