Windows 10: new pc 1tb hdd to ssd clone advice needed

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #21

    yes I do have a external hardrive but had it unplugged.I was waiting to see the image I needed first then I was going to reconnect it then send it to the external but nothing showed up
    Sorry but abit worried I dont wipe the whole lot by mistake .
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       2 Weeks Ago #22

    davnav said: View Post
    yes I do have a external hardrive but had it unplugged.I was waiting to see the image I needed first then I was going to reconnect it then send it to the external but nothing showed up
    Sorry but abit worried I dont wipe the whole lot by mistake .
    1. Disconnect the new drive and leave the old one connected.
    2. Attach external drive, boot from USB stick and write the Image to external drive.
    3. Connect the new drive, disconnect the old one and restore Image from external to new one.
    4. Reconnect the old drive, select boot from new one and proceed.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #23

    Update I've now got system image moved into external drive which is a 250gb, the image said it was approx 68gb.
    Booted from usb key browsed and picked the system image on the external harddrive then selected to restore option and selected the destination drive which is the 240gb ssd but when I press next I get a message saying the following.Not all copied, insufficient space.
    So how does it copy to a 250gb hd at approx 68gb but not to a 240gb ssd ?
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       1 Week Ago #24

    Recovering to a smaller partition should work (by dragging saved partition to a new one ), if backuped data is smaller than new partition.
    How much disk space were used on old drive?

    Check this thread on Macrium site: forum macrium | Topic3908
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  5.    1 Week Ago #25

    @davnav - this was covered in my post #9 above, item 2), with this link: https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/di...ion+properties and I emphasized steps 5 & 6.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #26

    I just installed two SanDisk 240 GB Plus SSDs in two desktops. Installing Windows 10, putting back the applications and data took less than an hour on each computer. In the case of a new computer it would greatly simplify the task and you still have the original drive just in case there is an issue. Windows 10 handles SSDs with no problems.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #27

    So I need to drag partitions to the destination Ssd then resize all until they fit into area of ssd , when resizing should I always leave equal amount of space for each partitions.
    Sorry but im not very pc savy thanks all for the patience
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  8.    1 Week Ago #28

    davnav said: View Post
    So I need to drag partitions to the destination Ssd then resize all until they fit into area of ssd , when resizing should I always leave equal amount of space for each partitions.
    Sorry but im not very pc savy thanks all for the patience
    All but the partition with Windows on it (usually C: ) should be left original size. It's the C: partition that you'll need to shrink by selecting "Restored Partition Properties".

    Of course, the limitation applies that: 1) The original DATA size on the source disk has to fit on the target disk (regardless of the compressed image size) and 2) try not to go over 75-80% full (recommendation varies across the web) for the target disk, otherwise some data relocation may be in order, lest you start having Windows or SSD performance issues.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #29

    Just a update, eventually got the image over into the ssd, was working alright for about 3 reboots but the Kaspersky wouldn't start on the new ssd then I updated a couple of drivers, windows installed a update then pc wont boot now just blue screen with error message so now booting back on the original hdd for now ��
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  10.    5 Days Ago #30

    Update, as I had problems installing a image for some reason, I next tried and with success cloned main Hdd to Ssd.Ive now updated drivers and its working great
    Thanks to all that give me lots of advice its just a pitty it didn't work for me image way.
    Much appreciated
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