Easiest way to move my Windows installation to an SSD?

Posted by Jon Artus on Super User See other posts from Super User or by Jon Artus
Published on 2011-03-03T13:33:26Z Indexed on 2011/11/18 1:53 UTC
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I've taken the plunge and bought an SSD and want to move my existing Windows installation over. The current hard disk is 500Gb, but I've trimmed the contents down to about ~40Gb. I'm transferring it across to a 100Gb SSD and looking for the easiest way just to copy everything across and set the SSD up as a boot device.

I've looked at a few tools like Macrium Reflect, but they don't seem able to restore to a smaller drive. Do I need to go for something like PING to do this? I'm trying to avoid scary Linux-based boot utilities if possible, does anyone know of an easier way?

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