Cloning win 10 to an internal ssd via external usb rack connection

  1. Posts : 2
    Win 10

    Cloning win 10 to an internal ssd via external usb rack connection


    My friend got a very old computer and tomorrow i have to set up a new computer for her, and i will have to migrate the win 10 from the old IDE HD to the new SSD. I cannot connect the old HD to the new computer and vice versa (no connectors on motherboards).
    Is there any free tool that can format, and clone win10 system partition if i put the new SSD into an external rack and plug it via USB into the old computer? Will this new ssd be bootable if i remove it from the rack after the process and put it into the new computer as an internal SATA HD?

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  2. Posts : 8,227
    windows 10

    Welcome to the forum. In principle you can use any free clone tool to do this most give an option to boot from a dvd with the clone software and clone the drive. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the partitions and all details so we can see if there will be any problems.

    The fact the old one is ide and the new one data could be a problem. Is the windows 64 or 32 bit and how much ram in old PC and how much in the new one. It may not be a good idea if the new is ufei and the old isn't as to get the best the disk structure isn't the same doesn't new of come with windows?
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  3. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the fast reply!
    Unfortunately i'm unable to show any screenshots today, the old computer is at my friend's desk, and i have to migrate it tomorrow afternoon.
    However, I upgraded her old computer to win10 (64 bit) recently, so i know that she has a small HD (about 200gb) almost without any data (almost only the OS), but it has two partitions (thew non-system partition has some garbage only - not needed) and 4GB of RAM.
    Btw, FSB 800Mhz on the motherboard, just to know the era. =)
    Actually I know her new computer, cause i will give my unused one to her. It has 8 Gb of RAM, and might have a smaller SSD than the old IDE HD (sorry, dont remember her HD size, and now here it is too late in the night to ask).
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