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Germany Mensmensmens 
So basically my HDD is dying from bad sectors. It is currently the only drive in my system, and yes, windows is installed on it. I'm thinking of buying a SSD and porting windows over to it, I'm quite confused as the process seems kinda complex. Please help me out men)) God bless.
2021-04-12 16:57
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Asia Blitzer
do not port anything fresh install is the way in the meantime backup all the shit from that dying hdd
2021-04-12 17:00
16 replies
Backup is done already. Alright then, I'll just install Windows fresh
2021-04-12 17:01
15 replies
best option
2021-04-12 17:02
#6
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Asia Blitzer
cool btw before shopping check this -> ssd.borecraft.com/SSD_Buying_Guide.pdf
2021-04-12 17:02
2 replies
Thank you men! Although I've already settled on a M.2 500gb one. Thanks for the info though, much appreciated.
2021-04-12 17:04
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#13
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Asia Blitzer
you welcome ssd is a life changing enjoy :)
2021-04-12 17:05
STOP. Unless your Windows is suffering from issues then cloning is much faster. Many of the SSD's you can buy will offer access to software you can use for cloning, look at the website of what ever company is making the SSD and chances are they will have some software you can use and also easy instructions to follow.
2021-04-12 17:04
10 replies
Windows may or may not have issues in my case. For like 95% windows works fine but for the other 5 I have obvious signs of struggle. Did a S.M.A.R.T HDD scan and I have 200+ bad sectors, growing at a VERY fast rate. If this HDD survives another year I'd be surprised.
2021-04-12 17:06
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it might not be strictly necessary, but if you've been using your pc long enough for your hard drive to fail then your windows installation is probably pretty busted anyway transferring large downloads like your steam library makes sense tho
2021-04-12 17:13
8 replies
A year and a half only men(( I have no idea how this HDD is failing so soon.
2021-04-12 17:14
7 replies
fair enough, me neither but unless your pc is full of custom config files and scripts spread everwhere, reinstalling will be pretty quick and easy, the best time to do it is when you are changing drives anyway almost everyone has some horrible bit of software that is always running in the background slowing their pc down
2021-04-12 17:20
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I had a nasty trojan infection that killed Windows Defender... this is around the same time my drive developed Bad sectors. Idk if there's any relation there or just bad timing but yeah, I'm very unsure whether all the infected files are actually treated or not. You just can't be sure with the viruses these days.
2021-04-12 17:21
5 replies
ok, you should 1 mil % reformat and reinstall, you should do that even if you weren't having problems with the drive you might be able to reformat the hard drive as well and use it for extra storage
2021-04-12 17:26
1 reply
That's the plan :)
2021-04-12 17:37
#29
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Poland BAN_ANIME
>I had a nasty trojan infection that killed Windows Defender bruh what kind of stuff you were downloading to get something like this?
2021-04-12 17:28
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I LITERALLY DO NOT KNOW. All I have installed on this PC is Steam, Epic and Adobe stuff. Aside from the personal files. My best bet is that it came from my phone because I visited a few Dodgy looking websites for downloading an app that wasn't available on the Play Store, still unlikely.
2021-04-12 17:33
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#37
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Poland BAN_ANIME
lol then i guess i am very lucky considering all the pirating sites i visited/apps & videos i downloaded good thing i try to not do this anymore, i remember once visting some site and feeling like i am on fbi watchlist lol
2021-04-12 17:50
basically #1 backup files and fresh install
2021-04-12 17:02
I can't help you but using SSD will change your life
2021-04-12 17:02
3 replies
I want my life changed then ;__;
2021-04-12 17:07
+1 Best upgrade I've ever done. And that was back when it was just to a 80 GB SSD and it was expensive.
2021-04-12 17:23
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yeah i paid a few hundred € for my 500gb ssd back in the day. It's crazy how cheap they are nowadays.
2021-04-12 17:46
#8
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Mexico PS5
ask in toms hardware forum, they have really helpul mods over there they helped me do the exact same thing
2021-04-12 17:03
1 reply
Will do men)) Ty!
2021-04-12 17:04
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
fresh install my man , dont go to transferring and shit. backup the files you want to. Use Rufus , download windows from online and enjoy ))
2021-04-12 17:04
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I have a backup of all the stuff I'm scared of losing, for the most part my 1TB HDD is full of Games and shit. It'll just be a minor inconvenience to redownload steam and all the games again ig xD But thank you for the info :)
2021-04-12 17:09
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#18
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Pakistan LoOuU2
inconvenience for sure but new hardware alongside a new software feeling would be worth it , trust me.
2021-04-12 17:10
You don't need to install the games again. Install steam on new PC Copy “common” folder and all the “appmanifest_XYZ.acf” files from old disk to new one. This stuff is located in steamapps folder: C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\ . Once steam is installed in new PC, close it completely and then paste these copied “common” folder and “appmanifest_XYZ.acf” in steamapps folder in new PC. Verify game files and it should work.
2021-04-12 17:25
fresh install done
2021-04-12 17:05
#21
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United States Azaqa
same happened to me, basically you have to put all important files on a usb or save in cloud etc and then I had to fresh install windows because different partition types or something like that between the hdd and my new ssd. Once windows fresh installed just get important files back and it took me maybe 4 hours to reinstall games and shit
2021-04-12 17:16
german tech genius*
2021-04-12 17:17
#1 Though I think you should go for a 1TB ssd. The Samsung 870 QVO should be great and cheap. No need for a NVMe drive. You won't be utilizing its full potential anyway atleast as a gamer unless your work requires regular moving of huge files etc
2021-04-12 17:23
2 replies
Actually it does men, I won't go into detail but I've selected the SSD after long thought :D
2021-04-12 17:38
1 reply
All good then mens))
2021-04-12 18:03
do a fresh install of windows thats the easiest
2021-04-12 17:37
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