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

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  1. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Aug 2015 #31

    @xyz, I think you are really making this soooo complicated
    xyz said: View Post
    I think it is best - safest - to only use solutions designed/ for and proven on Windows 10 - which is a new and different system
    Fair enough, in that case use the solution I offered in post #2. (The first solution offered). The product is designed for Win10:

    WhyMe said: View Post
    I know a few people who swear by MiniTool Partition Wizard for this type of task. See below for the product link and instructions for SSD transfer

    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 9.1

    Tutorial - Transfer Windows 10 to SSD with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Please read my sig with regard to backups. If you don't do a backup first and it all it goes wrong...well...you'd only have yourself to blame if you didn't backup first.
    Steve C said: View Post
    I hadn't spotted that feature of MiniTool Partiton Wizard. Is the migration facility reliable?
    WhyMe said: View Post
    I've never used MiniTool as I use Paragon Hard Disk Management Suite. I only posted it up as a free option for the OP to consider. MiniTool does seem to have a good rep though...so I'd **imagine** it would be fine...
    Bazz said: View Post
    Yes I used it moving over from my test drive.
    WhyMe said: View Post
    lol You are like the forum guinea-pig!! Good to know it works though
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #32

    use migration software for the ssd to clone the disk. i had windows 7 on a hdd and used samsung migration software to clone it over to the ssd. took maybe ~15 ish minutes maybe less. rebooted and formatted the hdd. done!
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  3. Posts : 2,017
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       27 Aug 2015 #33

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    use migration software for the ssd to clone the disk. i had windows 7 on a hdd and used samsung migration software to clone it over to the ssd. took maybe ~15 ish minutes maybe less. rebooted and formatted the hdd. done!
    In talking to personnel in office, the ones using SSD by Samsung 500GB EVO SATA III are very happy with it, and it some with software for HHD to SSD copy and confirm. Did the job i a few minutes. all be safe... Cliff M.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #34

    acmanten said: View Post
    In talking to personnel in office, the ones using SSD by Samsung 500GB EVO SATA III are very happy with it, and it some with software for HHD to SSD copy and confirm. Did the job i a few minutes. all be safe... Cliff M.

    Are we talking about using it for WINDOWS 10 here? (and on Notebook)

    because I know it works for 7, 8, 8.1 - Samsung says it does and it does - but with WINDOWS 10 - it has not yet been updated (or new version made) - and most of what I have read so far - is that it does not work on WINDOWS 10 = The Data migration part !!! (not the SSD management part) = this does not work (or work correctly)!
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #35

    i was just referring to an easy method i used to get my windows 7 from hdd to ssd.

    i know that rapid mode in samsung magician is not yet supported. not even in 4.6.
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  6. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Home x64
       27 Aug 2015 #36

    Maybe you're already up and running on your SSD if that's the case then nevermind this post.

    Both times I moved to an SSD (first time from HDD, second time from SSD to larger SSD) the Samsung migration software and cable wouldn't work for me. I do a backup and an image every Sunday at 7:00pm to a second drive, I ended up installing the SSD and booting from my Win7 cd, then chose repair/reinstall from backup image and installed the backup image to the new SSD. This was with Win7 but the same thing should work with W10, I did have to boot from install media and run startup repair to get my computer to boot from the new SSD.

    I know you're using a laptop, you can backup and image to an external drive, then install your new SSD, boot from W10 install media, repair with backup image to your new SSD. I've done this on my wife's laptop so I know it will work. The caveat is the three times I used this method were all with Win7, I see no reason why it wouldn't work the same with W10. The backup and image function works the same, so I would think the repair/reinstall from backup image would work too.
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  7. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Home x64
       27 Aug 2015 #37

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    i was just referring to an easy method i used to get my windows 7 from hdd to ssd.

    i know that rapid mode in samsung magician is not yet supported. not even in 4.6.
    I'm running Samsung Magician 4.5 and my Rapid Mode is enabled, I didn't change anything, most settings followed when I upgraded Win7 Home to W10 Home. Appears that setting did follow for Magician.

    The OS, Win7 and above line states "Error in Obtaining Information" so apparently it doesn't know about W10 yet.

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  8. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       28 Aug 2015 #38

    You could install an OS then recover the image as mentioned in post 36. However, if you use Macrium Reflect and have the image on your external HDD, you can simply boot the Macrium recovery drive and recover the image from that - see my post 8.
    Last edited by Steve C; 28 Aug 2015 at 10:20.
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  9.    28 Aug 2015 #39

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Maybe you're already up and running on your SSD if that's the case then nevermind this post.

    Both times I moved to an SSD (first time from HDD, second time from SSD to larger SSD) the Samsung migration software and cable wouldn't work for me. I do a backup and an image every Sunday at 7:00pm to a second drive, I ended up installing the SSD and booting from my Win7 cd, then chose repair/reinstall from backup image and installed the backup image to the new SSD. This was with Win7 but the same thing should work with W10, I did have to boot from install media and run startup repair to get my computer to boot from the new SSD.

    I know you're using a laptop, you can backup and image to an external drive, then install your new SSD, boot from W10 install media, repair with backup image to your new SSD. I've done this on my wife's laptop so I know it will work. The caveat is the three times I used this method were all with Win7, I see no reason why it wouldn't work the same with W10. The backup and image function works the same, so I would think the repair/reinstall from backup image would work too.
    This is the best suggestion so far, just as steve C wrote install ssd in your laptop and go from there, forget about partition, make things simple.
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  10. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Aug 2015 #40

    I use windows backup and create image to auto backup weekly to a second HDD, also used windows restore from backup image to put the image on the new drives. Didn't use any 3rd party software any of the three times I did this, the existing windows backup/image and restore from backup/image worked fine for me.

    I'm not saying anything about anything when it comes to using 3rd party software for this function, everybody should use what they want, and most important, what works. Just saying that those functions already exist in the windows OS and should work for what you need.

    Good luck
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