If you’re looking to upgrade your computer to a solid-state drive but don’t want to start everything back up from scratch, here’s how to transfer your data onto your new hard drive.

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If you’re still using a traditional, spinning hard disk on your computer, you’re missing out. Swapping it out for a solid-state drive (SSD) is one of the best upgrades you can make in terms of speeding up your computer. Your computer will boot faster, programs will launch instantly, and games won’t take so long to load..

You could reinstall your Windows installation from scratch, if you wanted to, and start new with a fresh, squeaky-clean system. But while it seems simpler, it’s actually more of a hassle. As long as you follow these instructions to the letter, you should be back up and running in no time, with all your data intact.

You’ll need a few things before you get started: