Installation/Upgrade Question?

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  1. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #11

    OK.

    Give it a go and see what catches fire.

    Cloning probably simplest as a first attempt.

    Take a look at the Samsung software transfer instructions. If they are comprehensible, take a shot at it.

    If that fails or if Samsung instructions are goofy, try Macrium cloning.

    If that fails, try Macrium imaging.

    I'd make sure any personal data on the existing hard drive was backed up first.
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  2. Posts : 39,970
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #12

    When available please update the progress with the steps in post #3.
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  3. Posts : 17,272
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    saltyseadog said:
    Thanks for the reply, what exactly does that mean?.
    Using Macrium Reflect, when you clone a disk, you drag and drop partitions from the old drive to the new drive. When you drag and drop the C: drive partition, you can resize it so that the 1TB SSD space gets filled.
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  4. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Home version 2004
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thanks very much for all the information and tips people. A lot of reading to keep me busy.

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    I have bought the Samsung 970 EVO NVMe and it arrives in a day or two. How many and how big should I make the partitions?. At present I only have Windows 10 and various system neccessary programs on my EVO 850 120GB SSD leaving around 55GB of free space as I use my two HD drives for storage.

    I play a game called Elite Dangerous but keep it stored on one of my HD's, the folder for it is around 25GB so there is plenty of room for it on the SSD prior to cloning as with a 1TB SSD there is plenty of room to keep it there now. My question is, do I just need to cut and paste the ED folder from the HD to the SSD prior to cloning or do I have to reinstall my game to the new NVMe SSD after cloning?.
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  5. Posts : 4,573
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    saltyseadog said:
    The present Samsung SSD is a SATA drive so I will be able to clone it. On that matter as the new 1TB NVMe drive is also a Samsung would it be better to use the Samsung Data Transfer tool rather than Macrium Reflect?.

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    Thanks for the reply, what exactly does that mean?.
    No DO NOT use the Samsung Data Migration software.

    Use Macrium and clone ALL of the partitions on the 120GB Samsung, not just C, ALL of the partitions. (The entire drive)

    You do not have to do anything to the game files, just leave them where they are.

    It would be great if you could upload a shot using Partition Wizard showing your drive setup now, and not after you try the clone. So many people come here after they attempt a clone and wonder why windows won`t boot after they remove the source operating system drive.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server
    Last edited by AddRAM; 10 Apr 2021 at 17:48.
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  6. Posts : 39,970
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #16

    AddRAM said:
    So many people come here after they attempt a clone and wonder why windows won`t boot after they remove the source operating system drive.

    The OP did not reply to posts #3 and #12 so they may prefer to see what happens without checking.
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  7. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Home version 2004
    Thread Starter
       #17

    zbook said:
    The OP did not reply to posts #3 and #12 so they may prefer to see what happens without checking.
    Sorry the reason is that I will do that when the new NVMe SSD arrives somtime this week, therefore I am still studying form to coin a phrase.

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    AddRAM said:
    No DO NOT use the Samsung Data Migration software.

    Use Macrium and clone ALL of the partitions on the 120GB Samsung, not just C, ALL of the partitions. (The entire drive)

    You do not have to do anything to the game files, just leave them where they are.

    It would be great if you could upload a shot using Partition Wizard showing your drive setup now, and not after you try the clone. So many people come here after they attempt a clone and wonder why windows won`t boot after they remove the source operating system drive.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server

    I downloaded and ran it and here is the result, thanks for the info.
    Installation/Upgrade Question?-drive-partitions.png
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  8. Posts : 4,573
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    This will be a snap, you are using a MBR drive for windows. That is all I ever use The only difference is that I create a single NTFS MBR partition of the entire drive for windows, and mark it Active. I don`t need or use a System Reserved partition.

    Once you get the M.2, install it and we`ll get started.

    Examples: Ignore the GPT drives, they are just for storage.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Installation/Upgrade Question?-w10-partition.jpg   Installation/Upgrade Question?-pw.jpg   Installation/Upgrade Question?-partition-assistant.jpg  
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  9. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Home version 2004
    Thread Starter
       #19

    zbook said:
    A free backup image can be saved to another disk drive or the cloud.
    The disk drive can be replaced and the image restored.

    Before performing the free backup image and after restoring the image you can tune up Windows.

    Run:
    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.

    BSOD - Posting Instructions
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums


    Macrium Software | It's our Business to protect your data
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    I installed and ran that Tuneup.bat and it came up practically word for word the same as the one in the explanation link so it is not worth posting here as it all appears ok. Thanks
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  10. Posts : 39,970
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #20

    When available please post tuneup results.

    It will be easier for you to restore an image.
    A clone is likely to have boot problems.


    Run:
    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
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