Disk Image current to new system

  1. Posts : 245
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Disk Image current to new system

    I currently have a laptop that was originally windows 8. 1 terabyte hard drive
    Currently has been upgraded to Version 1903 Build 18362.418

    I plan to get another laptop with the same size hard drive but have seen offers containing 2 terabyte.
    after setting up new system I need to do a disk image of the old system and restore it to the new system. this is due to needing the original C drive containing original programs and shortcuts. I don't think I have some of the software for all programs.

    attached is a copy of the old disk management system. I plan to delete Recovery D but wonder if any of the others could be removed before doing the Image Creation.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Disk Image current to new system-disk.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    The only one without further information I'd be pretty certain you could delete would be D: - that's probably the manufacturer's recovery partition- used to reset the PC to 'as bought'.

    You can determine the Recovery partition which is part of Windows using
    reagentc /info
    from an admin command prompt.

    I don't think I have some of the software for all programs.
    You can often find this somewhere on line- if necessary perhaps here for items not currently on line:
    Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
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  3. Posts : 245
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Thread Starter

    Disk Image current to new system

    Hi Dalchina; I read a lot of your posts. When I wrote this I thought about perhaps you would respond.
    I take it that disk size either same or larger on the new laptop will not be a problem.
    I have about 300 gig of File History backups on this old one. start up is slow and I hope I will not be imaging a problem onto the new system.
    Thank You again for the help.
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  4. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Bear in mind Windows will have to adapt its drivers in being moved to a new PC. People have done this successfully, but there's always a risk of course.

    If there are problems, naturally you would carry these over.

    Make sure you have a current disk image of your existing configuration before making any changes. E.g. using Macrium Reflect (free/paid) to external storage.

    It sounds as if you're backing up onto your internal disk- that is not a secure backup for several reasons of course.

    A good plan is to keep personal data off C: - consider using the additional disk space to create a new partition for that.
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  5. Posts : 6,961
    windows 10

    You may have a problem with activation specialy if the other laptop is still used
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  6. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    True- if you wish to sell the old one with a license you'd need to keep that- and if the old one came with an OEM license that activation would not normally be transferable anyway (though some say that works in practice). So you'll probably want to plan to make use of the license that comes with the new one.

    Consider the implications if your present activation is tied to your MS live id (if any) for example.
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  7. Posts : 245
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Thread Starter

    Dalchina I use a external drive for all backups.
    the old system 8.0 came with a license and was upgraded to windows ten and will be kept.
    the new system will come with a license. now when you do an image will it bring the license from the old system with it?
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  8. Posts : 6,961
    windows 10

    An image is an exact copy of the original so it will bring the licence which may not activate being on new hardware and the other one live
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  9. Posts : 7,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Suggest you consider buying a SSD which will be much more responsive
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  10. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Dalchina I use a external drive for all backups.
    Just wondering if you understand the difference between disk imaging- creating compressed copies of the used parts of selected partitions- and backing up personal files to an external disk.

    If Windows becomes corrupt, or you disk fails, if you have a disk image of Windows, you can buy a new disk and restore your PC to as was- hopefully.. (You can also extract files from mounted disk image files).
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