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  1. Posts : 11
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    How do I move my operating system to a SSD.


    So hey guys I am looking forward to replace my laptop HDD with a SSD. My laptop is the Toshiba Satellite l70 pro 17.3". I have a basic idea of doing transferring windows 8 to an SSD but apparently it is harder to transfer Windows 10 to a SSD when compared to Windows 8 and 7. So can someone please help me as of how do i do this, i would really appreciate your help :)
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  2. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Hi

    Personally I use Paragon software for all disk management and backup tasks, but it is not free. 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.

    Good luck!
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  3. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    WhyMe said:
    Hi

    Personally I use Paragon software for all disk management and backup tasks, but it is not free. 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.

    Good luck!
    Thank you very much !
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  4. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Also I have heard good reports about this program:
    http://www.paragon-software.com/tech...ate-OS-to-SSD/
    You need to take disk and partition size into consideration if you're moving from a larger HD to a smaller capacity SSD and not all cloning or copying software can deal with it properly. Apparently the above program can, but I have not used it myself. It costs about $20 but worth it if it will do the job properly. As always, make sure you have a good backup of your user data beforehand.
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  5. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    If you want the best results, upgrade your system to Windows 10 first, after backing up your data. Once 10 is installed an activated, pull the old drive and do a clean install of Windows 10. Not only will the OS be installed properly for an SSD (because it is detected during the install process), but you will have the cleanest, most efficient Windows 10 install with the latest drivers.
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  6. Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       #6

    DeaconFrost said:
    If you want the best results, upgrade your system to Windows 10 first, after backing up your data. Once 10 is installed an activated, pull the old drive and do a clean install of Windows 10. Not only will the OS be installed properly for an SSD (because it is detected during the install process), but you will have the cleanest, most efficient Windows 10 install with the latest drivers.
    Macrium is another good cloning tool free and easy to use. Agreed fully with DeaconFrost backup your HD before and after the install.
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  7. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
       #7

    you may like to go through
    Change from HDD to SSD in ASUS S400CA latop
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  8. Posts : 7,705
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #8

    See my guide at Eight Forums http://www.eightforums.com/installat...s-hdd-ssd.html

    The guide really applies to a desktop PC with 2 drives. For a laptop, you would need to image your system to an external drive, install the new SSD then boot to the Macrium Reflect Recovery disc to restore the image to your SSD.

    I don't understand the mention of MiniTool Partition Wizard in Post 2 - that's for managing your disk partitions, not backup/imaging.

    I would backup your current system first (using Macrium Reflect Free?), do the W10 upgrade and then do the SSD transfer. You''ll have 2 system backups so you will be covered whatever happens!
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  9. Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #9

    I used a Samsung 840 EVO (for Laptop PC Upgrade) which came with a simple connector to attach between the SSD data/power connectors & the USB port on the laptop. The supplied software worked flawlessly to transfer the OS across to the SSD.
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  10. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #10

    Steve C said:
    I don't understand the mention of MiniTool Partition Wizard in Post 2 - that's for managing your disk partitions, not backup/imaging.
    Please read my post #2 properly. If you click on the second link in my post and read the tutorial in its entirety, you will see the following within the intro:


    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a piece of Windows partitioning software owning all-sided functions, and the Migrate OS to SSD/HD is a new feature along with the version 9.0.
    Now do you see? :)
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