CF-19 Mk4 vs Mk6

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  1. Liteace

    Liteace Notebook Consultant

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    Ive been using a low milage vgc Mk4 for the last 2 years with 1tb ssd, ive got the chance to get a cheapish Mk6, big question, is it worth it, i know it's got a faster processor but would i be gaining a lot?.

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    Yes :) Migrate with that SSD :))
     
  3. Liteace

    Liteace Notebook Consultant

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    Problem is the ssd has 9 partitions and they're all c drives, it would be nice if i could put the ssd and caddy straight into the mk6 and have it all up and running like in the Mk4 at 1st switch on but somehow i dont think that will happen, reloading all the software will be a nightmare
     
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    If you are using Win10 - I don't see any problem. Since Win7 I never made reinstalls, just put my caddy into mk3-mk7 (up and down) and update a few drivers :)) My Windows is very old :)))
     
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    It's window 7 I'm using, so can I just swap the caddy and ssd from the Mk4 into the Mk6 and itll all be the same?
     
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    I think nothing bad will happen. It has to work.
     
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    I do hard drive mk jumps like that. I run windows 7 on those machines. Linux doesn't care, it repairs itself and boots.
    I install the win7 driver bundle for the new machine while the hard drive is in the old machine.
    Sometimes I need to boot into safe mode and repair a few minor issues.
    The biggest issue I encounter is the drive mode is wrong and it blue screens. I then need to edit the registry and all is well.

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-...o-ahci-raid-in-bios-after-installing-windows/
     
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    I've used Fix hard disk controller program from Hiren's CD (USB in fact). But AFAIR it was necessary with XP only. Newer Windows do live with any controller changes.
     
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    This here is excellent advice, especially for chipset, graphics and most blue-screen inducing devices.
     
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    Sometimes I install the bundle then uninstall the above mentioned devices in device manager. Shut it down and put the drive in the new machine.
     
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