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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       14 Sep 2015 #111

    Yep, it's no surprise that system restore is OFF for your external Toshiba D: drive, that's how you want it. Waiting on your call, see your private messages. We'll get your chkdsk straightened out.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 7
       14 Sep 2015 #112

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    If you want the best results, upgrade your system to Windows 10 first, after backing up your data. Once 10 is installed an activated, pull the old drive and do a clean install of Windows 10. Not only will the OS be installed properly for an SSD (because it is detected during the install process), but you will have the cleanest, most efficient Windows 10 install with the latest drivers.
    I think this is a good way to upgrade Win 10 to a new SSD/HDD. Just will take some time. I'll try it anyway.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,931
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       14 Sep 2015 #113

    Word Man said: View Post
    Yep, it's no surprise that system restore is OFF for your external Toshiba D: drive, that's how you want it. Waiting on your call, see your private messages.
    We'll get your chkdsk straightened out.
    i am going to attach this file.. more laterll... cliff

    Attachment 37586
    more info tomorrow.// cliff
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       15 Sep 2015 #114

    acmanten said: View Post
    i am going to attach this file.. more laterll... cliff

    Attachment 37586
    more info tomorrow.// cliff
    I finally finally finished makign an IMAGE from my drive 1 (c to my Toshiba 1TB drive last night hope if will be good. I was very tried when it finished, and just stopped and left it alone...... I will try to do a VERIFY the image using Macrium tonight. .. more later on that.. Cliff M.
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  5.    15 Sep 2015 #115

    I concur with Kanata's recommendation of Paragon's $20 Migrate OS to SSD product. It's smart enough to deal with UEFI, and does a great job for a modest fee. And indeed, any time you mess with low-level disk stuff (or replace a disk) you ALWAYS want access to a known, good working backup just in case something goes South, as it sometimes will.
    --Ed--
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       15 Sep 2015 #116

    acmanten said: View Post
    I finally finally finished makign an IMAGE from my drive 1 (c to my Toshiba 1TB drive last night hope if will be good. I was very tried when it finished, and just stopped and left it alone...... I will try to do a VERIFY the image using Macrium tonight. .. more later on that.. Cliff M.
    Word Man: I will just add to the same info message.
    I just did screen capture of the F: drive image from last night and here is the size of that file.. You wanted to know the size of the data,,,, It said that it completed successfully.
    Attachment 37744
    and I also captured screen of my drive c(disk1), drive fdisk2) and my drive Hdisk3).
    Attachment 37748
    I will stop and see what you have to say... Today has already been a long day. Really busy at work all day and that is a good thing and getting things done. no hurry- No SSD drive input today. Your comments.. tks Cliff M.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       15 Sep 2015 #117

    acmanten said: View Post
    <SNIP>
    I will stop and see what you have to say... Today has already been a long day. Really busy at work all day and that is a good thing and getting things done. no hurry- No SSD drive input today. Your comments.. tks Cliff M.
    OK. No surprise there I think. You have 45 and a fraction GB added as image from a source disk that contains around 156 GB. That's fairly good compression and may only be suspicious if a lot of your source data is (compressed format) photos or other not-very-compressible data.

    I would recommend you go ahead and complete the verification of your image you had planned.

    You can ALSO "Browse this Image" from within Macrium and it will mount the image and open File Explorer so you can look (select the C: drive partition) at the partitions and see all the folders contained in the image and even drill down to see the files it imaged. Go ahead and PM me if you like about what you find out. No rush on my side, whenever you see fit.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
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       15 Sep 2015 #118

    Word Man said: View Post
    OK. No surprise there I think. You have 45 and a fraction GB added as image from a source disk that contains around 156 GB. That's fairly good compression and may only be suspicious if a lot of your source data is (compressed format) photos or other not-very-compressible data.

    I would recommend you go ahead and complete the verification of your image you had planned.

    You can ALSO "Browse this Image" from within Macrium and it will mount the image and open File Explorer so you can look (select the C: drive partition) at the partitions and see all the folders contained in the image and even drill down to see the files it imaged. Go ahead and PM me if you like about what you find out. No rush on my side, whenever you see fit.
    ok, and good about ready to eat... and I will probably browse a lot of it later tonight. we are fine, and I believe it is fine.. no hurry.. tomorrow is a new day. tks 4 all cliff
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       15 Sep 2015 #119

    acmanten said: View Post
    ok, and good about ready to eat... and I will probably browse a lot of it later tonight. we are fine, and I believe it is fine.. no hurry.. tomorrow is a new day. tks 4 all cliff
    I suspect you saw that it verifiied all ok with MR. cliff
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       15 Sep 2015 #120

    acmanten said: View Post
    I suspect you saw that it verifiied all ok with MR. cliff
    Actually...no I didn't catch that in any of your posts. If you did do a successful verify in Macrium, that's a positive indication but not necessarily an iron-clad guarantee that it will restore properly. It wouldn't hurt to check the log file in Macrium (from within Windows Macrium interface: third tab, on right - Backup Restore Log) and make sure it shows all steps completed normally.

    Next step, if you're comfortable with that image, is deciding how you want to do the swap. I'm sure opinions will vary greatly among forum members on the "best" method to do the swap - you've got more than one option you can decide among. The most obvious (since you're NOT opting to do a clean install at this point) is simply (but taking all due precautions we discussed) physically removing the HDD from the Acer and installing the SSD in it's place, booting the system from your Macrium Rescue DVD, and performing a restore of that image to your SSD.

    A technical note - Your HDD now in the Acer is a 9.5mm thick drive. That SSD is 7mm thick. From what I saw in a YouTube video of a guy removing the HDD from your Acer model, it may be that, after disconnecting the cables, you unscrew the HDD from a mounting bracket and, if you're lucky, you just use the same screws to attach the SSD to the mounting bracket in the same holes existing in same position on the SSD - 4 holes on one large flat side of the drive. That kind of mounting may not require addressing the 2.5mm thickness difference. Otherwise, you want the mounting stable and you may have to use a spacer or shim of some kind to ensure a firm mounting.

    By all means PM me and we can arrange to discuss further, if you want to, before or as you jump into it.
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