From 250GB SSD to 500GB SSD (internal) How to transfer data?

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  1. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
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       #11

    Okay, I downloaded and installed the free version of Macrium Reflect. I think I have figured out how everything works. Then I tried to create a bootable file or recovery boot up for starting the computer with the new drive on it. The flash drive was an empty 8GB. When I went to the link to create the file, Windows told me I needed a minimum of 16GB, contrary to the 2GB minimum posted previously.

    I went to Walgreens and got a 32GB flash drive. Plugged it in. It shows in my File Explorer. However, when I open Macrium Reflect it does not appear. Is that because there is nothing on it?

    In the meantime, Windows decided to upgrade my version to 2004, so that is done. I will use the Macrium Reflect to make a mirror image of my 250GB SSD (C: drive) which is the one I need to install on the new 500GB SSD.

    Am I on the right track so far?
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #12

    Did you format either of those USB drives?

    Did you just give up on the Samsung software? Can't find it? Don't want it?
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  3. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
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       #13

    Yes, I gave up on the Samsung software. I like the interface on the Macrium Reflect. Windows is making the recovery drive now. It automatically formatted the new flash drive.
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #14

    Alreet.

    Make sure it boots your PC.

    You'll need to use a boot menu to choose "boot from this here USB stick" or words to that effect.

    It should lead you to an ordinary looking Macrium interface--albeit slowly.

    You'll probably see a representation of your hard drive, showing all partitions.

    Make sure there is a check mark under ALL of them and select "image this disk".

    Lookie here:


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  5. Posts : 122
    Win10 64 Home v 20H2
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       #15

    What kind of program did you use to make or edit that screen shot. I tried to put one on here with a screen shot, but @1080p, it was too small to read. I tried resizing it, but it didn't help much.
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  6. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #16

    Brief How-to for creating a Macrium Rescue USB flash drive

    1. Insert flash drive (2GB or larger)
    2.Start Macrium Reflect
    3. Click on Other Tasks and select Create Rescue Media

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    The Rescue Media Settings window will open.
    4. Select Removable USB Flash Drive (make sure it's the right one)
    5. Make sure Enable Multi Boot (MBR/UEFI) is selected if available
    6. Click the Build button

    From 250GB SSD to 500GB SSD (internal) How to transfer data?-macr-2.jpg

    The Macrium Rescue Media Builder window will open and show you the progress of the build.
    I've capture some (not all) of the data it presents.

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    This is the last build window, click OK to close it.

    From 250GB SSD to 500GB SSD (internal) How to transfer data?-macr-7.jpg

    That's it, the flash drive should now be bootable on any system to bring up Macrium Reflect free or home, whichever you have.
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #17

    therealsimpsons said:
    What kind of program did you use to make or edit that screen shot. I tried to put one on here with a screen shot, but @1080p, it was too small to read. I tried resizing it, but it didn't help much.
    There's a lot of ways.

    I just use Photoshop, but you could use anything that will save the pic to your desktop.

    Then open the pic; right click "copy"; go to your post, right click again, paste.

    Here's the next screen you should see after the "image this disk" screen:

    It's the "destination" screen: You can see I've chosen D:\computer\images. The rest of the screen is default.



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  8. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #18

    Here's the next screen after destination. Template, schedule, and retention.

    You can see I don't use templates or a schedule.

    For your purposes, it doesn't much matter what you choose here because you are doing a one-shot one-time image to the new drive, rather than a longer term setup. You can revisit this page later if you want to continue to use Macrium on the new drive.

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  9. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #19

    Here's the next screen.

    Summary:

    Self explanatory. Just click "finish" after looking it over.

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  10. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #20

    Here's the last screen.

    What you see is the default. I normally don't leave the XML box checked and just say "run this backup now"

    When you click OK here, it will start. Let it go. Might take 5 minutes or 30, depending.

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