Replacing Legacy Hard Drive for a NEW SSD on New ASUS VivoBook


  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Replacing Legacy Hard Drive for a NEW SSD on New ASUS VivoBook


    My idea is to clone the legacy drive onto the new SSD as I don't have a copy of Windows, since it was already installed, and I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro directly through the app store. Here are my concerns. I know there is a tutorial on here on this topic, however I could not find it.

    1. Bitlocker is turned on. The entire drive is encrypted, will that have an impact on cloning, or do I need to decrypt the drive first?

    2. The current drive is 1 TB, the NEW SSD is 480gb (only 85gb is in use currently). <- is this doable? Will I be O.K with the below instructions, or do I need to follow a different procedure?




    MiniTool Programs Help to Clone Hard Drive to Smaller SSD
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  2. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
       #2

    What make is the SSD as most firms like Samsung offer a free cloning tool which is better than most free ones and knows about the SSD
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  3. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    I don't have a copy of Windows, since it was already installed, and I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro directly through the app store
    Win 10 iso's are freely downloadable. E.g. MS media creation tool (Google) for bootable flash drive, DVD or iso.

    The current drive is 1 TB, the NEW SSD is 480gb (only 85gb is in use currently).
    So-called 'cloning' from a physically larger drive to a smaller drive is possible provided the used space is less than the size of the target drive. Macrium reflect is one example of a program that can do that.

    You may have an issue to deal with depending on what
    85gb is in use
    means.

    1. Bitlocker is turned on. The entire drive is encrypted, will that have an impact on cloning, or do I need to decrypt the drive first?
    Since partitions need to be shrunk expect to decrypt the drive first.
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