Anything I should know before hand on M.2 NVME Install?

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  1. TV2
    Posts : 2,086
    W10 Pro 21H2

    If you plan on having the OS on the new M.2 Nvme I would suggest disconnecting all other drives when installing, particularly the existing SSD with Windows on it. This would be important if you plan to clean install windows on the Nvme. You can connect and then delete the Windows partition on the old SSD after everything is set up.

    If you plan on installing a clone/image of your system to the new Nvme then it would be best to have that image on an external storage device.

    Disconnecting the existing system drive (and all other internal drives) will help to avoid many problems. Some folks here may have experience with installing and cloning an Nvme from a connected internal drive without problems. If they do I'm sure they will post something.
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  2. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter

    Ohh Thanks, yes i was planning on disconnecting the other drives when i got the m.2, and did the clean install on it.

    Think will do a nice fresh install, and don't think will clone, unless this install is pretty fresh by the time i get the m.2 one, tentatively planned for either next month or month after at this point.

    Besides shop didn't do a fresh install when put in the new board, got some possibly left over folders from there hardware on my Sata ssd, like a folder that says Patriot Viper M.2 RGB NVME SSD, not sure if they tested the M.2 port or what lol
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  3. TV2
    Posts : 2,086
    W10 Pro 21H2

    A clean install is always the best choice if you have the time to reinstall all your "stuff"!
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