Here's the situation:
I have an old lenovo company laptop that my family had been using for the last couple years.
-we upgraded it to windows 7 (built for XP)
-160 GB HDD (~150 used)
I recently took it out (1-2 months ago) and cleaned it up to be a spare work laptop. I spent a lot of time configuring settings and setting it up for our specific network and business use.
We recently told a client we would give it to him to replace his broken laptop.
So he bought a new SSHD to improve the speed/capacity to replace the old drive with it.
Here's more specs if needed.
Seagate 1 TB SSD+HDD
I was going to simply:
1. Back up the original drive
2. Remove both drives
3. Clone the entire drive to the SSHD (using a separate workstation and a dual sata expansion bay) and Acronis
4. Put the new drive in the laptop.
5. Make the minor user changes (profile, domain, rdp icons, etc.)
But then I started reading about the issues when cloning win7 to a SSD, and decided to double check. I don't know much about the hardware behind a ssd besides that it doesn't have the moving parts. Now this is Seagate's "hybrid" HDD+SSD so I don't know how that applies to SSD in terms of cloned win7 OS's from HDDs versus fresh installs. Seeing that I still have ~5 hours before the backup supposedly finishes anyway, I want to know what you guys think about just cloning the drive and sticking it in. Will it work? Complications? Software suggestions? Or if it won't work, what's the quickest way to solve this without just doing a clean install.