Windows 10: Transfer only the OS (W10) to a different drive Solved

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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       12 Apr 2018 #21

    brucemc777 said: View Post
    The danged thing looks more like a credit card than a drive! I once bought a brand new 80MB drive (just a while after the $300 30MB drive). I don't recall how much I paid for that thing, but, and I don't know how old y'all are or how far you go back with computers, it was what was called a "double high". This was because it took up two normal drive bays because it was so large...

    Anyway, I want to once again thank everyone out there for helping me. For the time being, all is stable, the new drive is running great, and I even successfully allowed a W10 update to run (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803), and it actually finished!!! (Well, this morning when it first tried it was stuck at 0% so after an hour I chose to reboot, turn UAC on and set my firewall to be a little flexible, then it installed.)
    Yes, my first storage drive was a cassette tape predates floppy my first computer was an Adam the OS was CP, my programs were typed in out of computer magazines.
    These SSD's are the biggest thing that has happened with computers in a very long time. Storage has been the bottleneck since the Pentium CPU. To be more significant even than Mult core processors
    And when you step up to an M.2 PCIe SSD it is just amazing to have storage that reads at 3000 Mbs and reads at 2000+ Mbs writes.
    Some people are still using SATA hard Drive that max out at 130 MBS on bench test and only 40Mbs in real work. Far cry from that original Cassette tape, floppies, and IDE hard drive.
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  2.    12 Apr 2018 #22

    OK, Commodore 64 ($750 +/-) and when I started working with it and found no internal storage I was real mad. Went out and bought one of their single sided 5.25" 180kb drives, but my friends would hook up a VCR instead... I paid for a NEC chip to upgrade my first IBM true blue from 2.6Mhz to 2.9Mhz (or thereabouts, my personal memory is a bit dull) and bought an add on card, and populated it with chips, to go from 64k of RAM to 1Mb RAM. First modem was a real modem running at 300bps and watched as lines would populate my monochrome monitor one at a time. I'm sure you recall those days also! Ahhhh, the good old days... :)

    Yes, I should be tech savvy, and I was up until the early 2000's, but courtesy of some financial disasters and other factors, I have fallen wayyyyyyy behind.

    So tell me, what the heck is this M.2 PCIe SSD you write of?
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Apr 2018 #24
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  5.    12 Apr 2018 #25

    The 960 Pro in the first link has faster read/write MBps than the expensive Intel optane pci ssd lol.
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  6.    13 Apr 2018 #26

    From the looks of those, I am guessing it would also mean upgrading the motherboard, and if I'm doing that, upgrading the CPU, and if I'm doing that, upgrading the RAM... ?
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  7.    13 Apr 2018 #27

    If you do not have a M.2 on your motherboard, yes. I don't have one either. And yes, most likely new motherboard leads to new everything except video card and power supply. Not always but I would say most of the time.
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  8.    13 Apr 2018 #28

    Oh! Good point! My video card sucks...
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