I am getting a new laptop within a few days. It comes with Win8 Pro and it'a a Dell, but I think without any installation disk. I guess it will have a recovery partition. The first thing I want to do is to change the HDD to an SSD and move the HDD replacing the DVD, using a caddy. So, I need to reinstall Win8 on the SSD. It's the first time I am in it, I have some basic questions: 1. When cloning the HDD (I think I am going to use AOMEI Backupper), should I clone it all, including Dell's recovery partition or just the Win8 system partition? 2. Having created a system clone myself, do I still need a recovery partition? I think I can eventually restore my system from my own clone, but can you please confirm? 3. After reinstalling Win8 I want to set-up Ubuntu in dual boot on SSD. I will use the HDD as a data partition, accessible by both OS. Should I consider something I am missing when reinstalling Win8? Thanks guys.