Can I copy OS drive on HDD over to SSD in same laptop?

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  1. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #41

    If the SSD has folders, it has partitions---seen or otherwise.

    I'd wipe the SSD completely and try again.

    Laptops are weird and what we see in Disk Management may not represent what we think.
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #42

    You shouldn`t see any partitions at all on the new SSD, you haven`t put any on it yet.

    It should show nothing but unallocated space.
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  3. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #43

    It could even be that you don't REALLY have 2 distinct drives.

    You may have one drive---part of it "SSD" and part of it a 5400 rpm spinning drive.

    And that might not be detectable in Disk Management.

    Laptops are weird.
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  4. clemenzina's Avatar
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       #44

    AddRAM said:
    You shouldn`t see any partitions at all on the new SSD, you haven`t put any on it yet.
    It's not a new SSD. To save space and typing, if you have a look at my OP you'll see that I've been diddled!

    Here is the Macrium interface via which I embarked:

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    ignatzatsonic said:
    It could even be that you don't REALLY have 2 distinct drives.

    You may have one drive---part of it "SSD" and part of it a 5400 rpm spinning drive.

    And that might not be detectable in Disk Management.

    Laptops are weird.

    Well one of them's Toshiba (HDD) and the other Kingston, according to Device Mgr.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #45

    OK, but that doesn`t matter, you are trying to image over whatever is on it, my bad.

    Diddled

    Ya I did read your 1st paragraph a few times, so sorry bought that.
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  6. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #46

    I'd continue to try to delete ALL partitions from the SSD.

    It would then show as "unallocated space" in Disk Management---just as it would if new.
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  7. clemenzina's Avatar
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       #47

    Shall I format D?
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  8. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #48

    Delete all partitions from the SSD in Disk Management.

    You should be able to do that as long as you are booting from the HDD.

    It will show as "unallocated space".

    Then try the restore again.

    You shouldn't have to format the SSD.
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  9. clemenzina's Avatar
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       #49

    Then how do I delete partitions? The only folders that were there were ones that I created for videos, snaps, etc.

    EDIT - Lots of cross-posting going on. I will do as you advise :)
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  10. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #50

    Windows Disk Management.

    Right click the partitions and look on the fly-out menu.

    There are other ways.
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