Solved

Upgrade my Acer laptop to SSD (using windows 8)

Posted on 2013-01-30
6
540 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-04
I'm attempting to upgrade my system to a Solid state hard drive and I'm not sure how to get my system to boot to the new hard drive. I also can't find my Windows 8 home code (I'm use to Windows 7 having the code at the bottom). Any suggestions on how I should go about doing this task? I'd like to avoid doing the system image option.
0
Comment
Question by:itneedshelp
6 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:David Kroll
ID: 38836145
I used Easeus Disk Copy when I migrated to an SSD.

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Brian Pringle
ID: 38836154
You can make a recovery disc from the original install of Windows on the old hard drive.  Then, use that to install on the new SSD.
0
 

Author Comment

by:itneedshelp
ID: 38836182
btpringle- How do I go about creating that?
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Brian Pringle
ID: 38836196
Also, as far as the product key, it is embedded in the BIOS.  All you have to do is reinstall Windows from any Windows 8 CD and it will automatically activate itself.
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Brian Pringle earned 500 total points
ID: 38836211
Acer usually has a program called "Acer eRecovery Management" that will create the recovery discs for your computer.  You will have to look and maybe even search in the Start screen for it.  

Try typing recovery to see what programs have that option.  

Acer even made a video for Windows 8.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJsh-lkQt8
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 38838735
the solution above may or may not work with an SSD
if it does not  - try making an image, and adjust it for an SSD drive with Paragon software :
http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Using the Hyper-V Manager requires administrator rights. This guide shows how to add shortcuts and Start Screen tiles for normal users to quickly connect to local virtual machines rather than using the recommended Remote Desktop connection.
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question