Click to tweet. But how can you achieve clean installation, disk clone, and system migration? Below are some useful instructions. Step 3: When your computer boots from the installation media, select the language to install, time and currency format you want, and keyboard or input method. Then continue. If you are reinstalling Windows on an old drive, select the original system related partitions, delete them one by one to turn them into unallocated space, then select the unallocated space and click Next to clean install Windows on SSD.
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How to install windows 10? Read this article and follow the guide to install Windows 10 on a new hard drive by yourself. MiniTool ShadowMaker is a good choice for you to do this work as it simplifies the process.
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Step 1: Launch the program to get the main window as the following picture shows select Keep Trial and then connect This Computer when asked. Step 4: The copy process begins immediately. Step 5: When MiniTool ShadowMaker finishes, it will ask you whether to shut down the computer or not. After that, set your computer to boot from the new disk you may need to remove the original disk if you are using a laptop. Here, you can also use professional system migration tool - MiniTool Partition Wizard to achieve the goal. Its wizard-like interface can lead you through all the steps easily.
Step 3: Select the new disk as the target disk.
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It only takes a minute to sign up. I recently changed my HDD and used disk utility to clone the older one to the new one which I assume copies the exact blocks rather than operating on the "file data" itself, right?
Installing a new SSD drive with clean install in MacBook Pro.
Everything went flawlessly : But here the new HDD was bigger and I did not have to take much care hence. I have some doubts on the best approach to achieve so. Initially, it would be easy to remove or backup unwanted files so I would reach something below GBs, maybe like GBs of used space. But Would eliminating data and resizing the partition be efficient, regarding the way the data is stored on disk? SSDs perform better on random access writes and reads, but I would like to have my data as continuous as possible, specially if I consider that I will not defragment a SSD, because of the durability issues.
Furthermore, every once in a while I read people recommending fresh installs. Hence, my MBP initially had snow leopard, which was updated to lion, which was updated to mountain lion. That concerns me in two ways: Could my data be too much fragmented on the disk, without my knowledge call me paranoid..
Am I losing too much performance? For instance, I never achieved those incredibly low boot times that I constantly read people reporting even with similar specs and almost no login itens or additional kexts loaded.