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Message 71475 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 18:37:12 UTC

OK gang. I have a shiny new SSD ready to install. i have suspended all tasks not already started, and will let running tasks finish to completion. As far as MW@home is concerned, what else do I need to do? Can I move the suspended task to the new hard drive? Should I abort them? The old spinning rust is coming completely out.
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Message 71476 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 19:10:31 UTC

For me, I would run all tasks and make shure everything is uploaded and reported first.
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Message 71477 - Posted: 11 Dec 2021, 22:19:12 UTC - in response to Message 71475.  

If you stop BOINC and just clone the hard drive to the SSD, BOINC is none the wiser when you start it up again. Just un-suspend your cached work and proceed as usual.
If the new SSD is going to be a different system drive label like changing from C:\ to D:\ then you probably need to reinstall BOINC and go through the configuration where you tell BOINC where its DATA directory is located.
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Message 71479 - Posted: 12 Dec 2021, 2:49:33 UTC

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Message 71482 - Posted: 12 Dec 2021, 16:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 71479.  

. . . and you clone all the rubbish on the hard disk.
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Message 71484 - Posted: 12 Dec 2021, 19:29:48 UTC

Its an easy to use piece of software. No fuss and can be done from w/in windows. If a user is asking those questions then something simple is needed. Copying 'garbage' and keeping the PC as similar as possible is probably more useful and easier to them then a clean install. Judging the question, credit and RAC this seems more like something in their capability.
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