Windows 10: Restoring Windows on SSD

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  1.    18 Jun 2018 #1

    Restoring Windows on SSD


    I have 1 TB sata hard drive, having 100 GB partition for Windows 10 and 2 GB System Reserved. I have macrium reflect backup of these partitions. I want to restore my backup to 140 GB SSD. I want to know if there will be any problem or benefit and also , is there any benefit if windows is kept on a different hard disk and data on other hard disk.
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  2. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       18 Jun 2018 #2

    Well most of us keep our data on a separate drive from our OS. So no there is no issue with that.
    You say you have only 2 partitions backup?
    I would highly recommend that you create a full disk image and then restore that image to your new SSD or just Clone it over you'll have the opportunity to shrink your C: Partition to fit the smaller SSD in the set up for the clone or Restore either way you go. Here is a video that pretty much walks you through it. How to Clone Windows from a Hard Disk to an M.2 SSD (and Keep It Bootable) - YouTube A quick google will bring up several videos on how to do this.

    My last comment a 140GB SSD is small you'll have to really pay attention and ensure all your software is saving data to the other disk or you'll have it full in no time at all. Just windows 10 is about half of that
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  3. AndreTen's Avatar
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       18 Jun 2018 #3

    Can confirm about restoring to smaller SSD, but you don't have such problems, your SSD is larger than Windows partition.

    We have a great tutorials here (by Kari) about backup and restore with Macrium. Take a look at Part 5: restoring the image.

    tenforums tutorials | backup-restore-macrium-reflect
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  4.    18 Jun 2018 #4

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Well most of us keep our data on a separate drive from our OS. So no there is no issue with that.
    You say you have only 2 partitions backup?
    I would highly recommend that you create a full disk image and then restore that image to your new SSD or just Clone it over you'll have the opportunity to shrink your C: Partition to fit the smaller SSD in the set up for the clone or Restore either way you go. Here is a video that pretty much walks you through it. How to Clone Windows from a Hard Disk to an M.2 SSD (and Keep It Bootable) - YouTube A quick google will bring up several videos on how to do this.

    My last comment a 140GB SSD is small you'll have to really pay attention and ensure all your software is saving data to the other disk or you'll have it full in no time at all. Just windows 10 is about half of that
    First off all thanks for clearing my doubt. You said 140 GB of SSD is small ( I am thinking about budget and moreover I have many spare sata hard disks for data). Even if Windows 10 take 40 to 70 GB along with softwares, I will have 70 GB spare. Please correct me, if I am wrong. You also said, that you all keep data on separate drive. What is the advantage of keeping data on separate disk.
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  5.    18 Jun 2018 #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Can confirm about restoring to smaller SSD, but you don't have such problems, your SSD is larger than Windows partition.

    We have a great tutorials here (by Kari) about backup and restore with Macrium. Take a look at Part 5: restoring the image.

    tenforums tutorials | backup-restore-macrium-reflect
    Can you tell, what is the advantage of keeping windows on separate hard disk.
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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       18 Jun 2018 #6

    sam9 said: View Post
    Can you tell, what is the advantage of keeping windows on separate hard disk.
    I have this setup for two simple reasons: can make a backup of data files (documents, pictures, projects) separately (more often), and second: if anything goes wrong with system, I can restore it to previous state, and my data remains intact.

    System can be restored to the state, when data files weren't created yet.

    OK, there is a third reason: all my data files don't fit to SSD.
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  7.    18 Jun 2018 #7

    AndreTen said: View Post
    I have this setup for two simple reasons: can make a backup of data files (documents, pictures, projects) separately (more often), and second: if anything goes wrong with system, I can restore it to previous state, and my data remains intact.

    System can be restored to the state, when data files weren't created yet.

    OK, there is a third reason: all my data files don't fit to SSD.
    Thanks.
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       18 Jun 2018 #8

    sam9 said: View Post
    First off all thanks for clearing my doubt. You said 140 GB of SSD is small ( I am thinking about budget and moreover I have many spare sata hard disks for data). Even if Windows 10 take 40 to 70 GB along with softwares, I will have 70 GB spare. Please correct me, if I am wrong. You also said, that you all keep data on separate drive. What is the advantage of keeping data on separate disk.
    I keep data on separate disk 1. to save space on my OS Drive. 2. For back up purposes both for the OS smaller if faster and data just because I can organize it better for my self.
    This also goes back to Spinner hard drive days. Your OS hard drive is in constant use and is likely to fail sooner than a dedicated data hard drive. Any OS issues won't affect my data.

    You mention cost and 140gb SSD I'm assuming that 140GB would be an Intel and a Samsung 860 EVO 256GB would probably be cheaper and faster and just as reliable. And wouldn't crowd your OS as there are lots of data that is going to be written and stored on your OS drive that you have little or no control over. But its better than a 128gb SSD which lots of people get by on.
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  9.    18 Jun 2018 #9

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    I keep data on separate disk 1. to save space on my OS Drive. 2. For back up purposes both for the OS smaller if faster and data just because I can organize it better for my self.
    This also goes back to Spinner hard drive days. Your OS hard drive is in constant use and is likely to fail sooner than a dedicated data hard drive. Any OS issues won't affect my data.

    You mention cost and 140gb SSD I'm assuming that 140GB would be an Intel and a Samsung 860 EVO 256GB would probably be cheaper and faster and just as reliable. And wouldn't crowd your OS as there are lots of data that is going to be written and stored on your OS drive that you have little or no control over. But its better than a 128gb SSD which lots of people get by on.
    Thanks. I may have mentioned wrongly 140 GB. It may be 128 GB. But I will take your advice and if there is a manageable difference between price of 128 and 256, then I will go for 256.
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       18 Jun 2018 #10

    sam9 said: View Post
    Thanks.
    Oh, almost forgot… I'm dual booting Windows Insider and regular build (could be any other OS, like Linux etc). Both systems can access the same data files, while there could be trouble other way
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