Windows 10: How do I move my operating system to a SSD.

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  1.    27 Aug 2015 #21

    ramram55 said: View Post
    yes, you cloned from internal to external drive, physically insert ssd to your laptop then you are in business, nothing hard. It is downloading macrium, then plug your external ssd into your pc, clone it. That's all, I have done it so many times without fail, today I can closed my eyes and run it, if you believe me.
    Okay ramram55 thanks a lot - I already have Macrium on Notebook - it is showing 8 Partitions of HDD - So when you select the Clone option it just copies all 8 partitions over to the external SSD?

    (However one partition must be a System Restore - but which ? - however this System Restore has Windows 8 on it - so it is useless as I now have Windows 10 - so I assume it is better to delete this Partition first - once I know for sure which one it is?
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       27 Aug 2015 #22

    xyz said: View Post
    I already have Macrium on Notebook - it is showing 8 Partitions of HDD - So when you select the Clone option it just copies all 8 partitions over to the external SSD?

    (However one partition must be a System Restore - but which ? - however this System Restore has Windows 8 on it - so it is useless as I now have Windows 10 - so I assume it is better to delete this Partition first - once I know for sure which one it is?
    Use the guide linked to earlier!!! (I didn't give the guide it's name btw)

    'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #23

    xyz said: View Post
    Okay ramram55 thanks a lot - I already have Macrium on Notebook - it is showing 8 Partitions of HDD - So when you select the Clone option it just copies all 8 partitions over to the external SSD?

    (However one partition must be a System Restore - but which ? - however this System Restore has Windows 8 on it - so it is useless as I now have Windows 10 - so I assume it is better to delete this Partition first - once I know for sure which one it is?
    watch the video at 4 mins mark roughly, it shows how to clone, do not worry about the details, download the macrium tools, then go from there. Just follow how they do it, rest is easy.
    How to Clone Windows With Macrium Reflect Free - YouTube
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #24

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Use the guide linked to earlier!!! (I didn't give the guide it's name btw)

    'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD
    Thanks have downloaded your Guide but you do clearly state it is for HDD with 2 partitions while mine has 8 (one of which I guess I can/should delete - see next post reply to ramram55)

    Update: Additional Information


    This guide says: to a new SSD in a desktop PC


    I have read that there can be a difference between doing this on a Desktop and on a Notebook - mine is a Notebook!

    Also: ‘Idiots Guide’ for Transferring Windows 8.1 from a HDD to a SSD

    This is a guide written for Windows 8.1 - I have Windows 10 - and it would seem there is a big difference with Windows 10 - I have Samsung Software that will do this for me on Windows 8.1 - but not on Windows 10! I also have Aomei backupper Software that will do this on Windows 8.1 - but has problems on Windows 10

    I think it is best - safest - to only use solutions designed/ for and proven on Windows 10 - which is a new and different system
    Last edited by xyz; 27 Aug 2015 at 12:42.
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #25

    ramram55 watch the video at 4 mins mark roughly, it shows how to clone, do not worry about the details, download the macrium tools, then go from there. Just follow how they do it, rest is easy.
    [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0PyZIqecII" said:
    How to Clone Windows With Macrium Reflect Free - YouTube[/URL]
    Okay ramram55 thanks a lot - I will look at video and follow the instructions

    BUT maybe beforehand ?: I enclose copy of HDD with 8 Partitions (Macrium) - I have no idea what all the partitions do but I guess they are there for some purpose and be left so - with maybe exception of number 8 which is Recovery (D) - should I first delete/wipe this first (as it is old Windows 8 recovery) - or just leave it to place later a windows 10 recovery here (if that is possible and I can do that!) - it is 60 GB I would gain - but don't want to be be doing wrong things?

    UpDate

    I checked out the video and read the comments - and noticed these two?:

    Hakkelaar 4 months ago (edited)
    There is a BIG chance that folks will NOT be able to boot from their 'new' harddisk with a cloned Windows on it. This is because every harddisk has a Disk ID (or Disk Signature). When you clone your Windows onto a new harddisk, that Windows (the MBR ánd the registry) still contains the Disk ID of the OLD harddisk.The Windows on your new disk will be looking for your old disk.


    mysteriman9 2 months ago
    Hi there I just cloned my HD to my ssd following this clone worked well but when i put my ssd in to boot from my laptop it wouldn't boot. Trying to figure it out would appreciate some help thanks !

    Does mysteriman9 have the problem that Hakkelaar mentions? Is this a real risk? Have you done this cloning on Windows 10 (Notebook)?


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails HDD 8 Partitions.PNG  
    Last edited by xyz; 27 Aug 2015 at 13:02.
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #26

    xyz said: View Post
    I have just bought a Samsung 850 EVO thinking I could use the provided Data/System migration Software - HOWEVER it seems this does NOT work with Windows 10!
    Thanks for pointing that out - I should have mentioned that I used it with Windows 7.
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  7.    27 Aug 2015 #27

    xyz, looks like the drive 'C' is the main drive you have all the good stuff in it with 77GB. At this point clone the entire internal drive using ' clone this disk' button you should be okay, please report your progress. Your external drive is 250GB should be enough storage, only thing is try, see how it works, do not worry the details. Your PC will not blow up, I can guarantee that, you are so close to getting your work done.
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  8.    27 Aug 2015 #28

    xyz said: View Post
    Hakkelaar 4 months ago (edited)
    There is a BIG chance that folks will NOT be able to boot from their 'new' harddisk with a cloned Windows on it. This is because every harddisk has a Disk ID (or Disk Signature). When you clone your Windows onto a new harddisk, that Windows (the MBR ánd the registry) still contains the Disk ID of the OLD harddisk.The Windows on your new disk will be looking for your old disk.
    I never clone a disk for this very reason but prefer to create an image & transfer it to a new disk.
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  9.    27 Aug 2015 #29

    ramram55 said: View Post
    xyz, looks like the drive 'C' is the main drive you have all the good stuff in it with 77GB. At this point clone the entire internal drive using ' clone this disk' button you should be okay, please report your progress. Your external drive is 250GB should be enough storage, only thing is try, see how it works, do not worry the details. Your PC will not blow up, I can guarantee that, you are so close to getting your work done.
    okay - will do ....and many thanks
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  10.    27 Aug 2015 #30

    WightWalker said: View Post
    I never clone a disk for this very reason but prefer to create an image & transfer it to a new disk.

    So how do you go about this?

    I assume you mean it is not possible to create an image onto the SSD - and then just install this SSD into the Notebook - that this will not work - or am I understanding this wrong?

    So i guess you use another external drive (not SSD) to create the HDD Image on to - but then what? Connect the SSD and move the image on to the SDD - and then ???? Just install the SDD - but that won't work either will it???

    So don't really understand how exactly this is done? (this is on a Notebook with no place for other Drives!)
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