1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       14 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 transfer to SSD and boot


    I've ordered a 32GB SSD to replace my spinny 20gb drive. Whats the best way to transfer the system from spinny to SSD?

    I have Macrium Reflect, clone or image. I have a backup on another spinny in the same machine, but experimenting with XP on my laptop I restored an XP image on my desktop to the lsptop drive then inserted the drive into the laptop but it wouldnt boot, I had to run fixboot in an XP recovery console.

    Will I have the same problem with transferring Win 10 to SSD, if so what is the equivalent Win 10 command of Xps fixboot.

    Tim
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,613
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       14 Apr 2016 #2

    Just a comment- 32Gb seems a tad small esp. for dual booting. When Windows does an upgrade or you do an in-place upgrade repair install, Windows.old is created, slightly smaller than Windows.

    In my case, both are about 20Gb.

    Then you have (by default) user folders - Desktop, Documents, Videos... (which of course you can relocate to another drive) and other stuff in Appdata.. that can grow.

    About 450Mb is occupied by a Windows Recovery partition.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,900
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Apr 2016 #3

    I would download Kyhi's recovery drive and make a bootable USB flash drive, DVD or CD from it:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    It has all the utilities on it you will need and more. Including MiniTool Partition Wizard:
    How to Migrate OS to SSD/HD | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial

    Also included on it is Macrium Reflect which has a fix windows startup problems utility under the restore menu, should you have boot problems after migrating the OS.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       14 Apr 2016 #4

    I forgot I have the recovery tool on a bootable USB drive so hopefully I can migrate the OS using that if it has Partition Assistant, now just to wait for the SSD to arrive.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,900
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Apr 2016 #5

    banger said: View Post
    I forgot I have the recovery tool on a bootable USB drive so hopefully I can migrate the OS using that if it has Partition Assistant, now just to wait for the SSD to arrive.
    Might want to update your USB with a fresh download of Kyhi's recovery drive, he's updated some of the programs on it recently.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       15 Apr 2016 #6

    Done! Made a mess of it first time round, used the Rescue USB to run Reflect and cloned the disk. When I changed the boot order it booted but all sorts of problems like flashing screen, Start Menu wouldn't work and explorer kept crashing.

    Then tried a fresh install of x64 Pro but my ancient HP 710c printer wouldn't work which I sort of knew would happen.

    Final attegmpt was to boot into the working x86 Win 10 pro on spinny disk, install Aomei Partition Assistant, delete the SSD partitions then start Migrate OS to SSD in Aomei. This reboots into pre-os mode and transfers the OS from disk to disk and you can also resize the partition before reboot. After the copy function change boot order in BIOS and lovely fast boot from the SSD, done.
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