Windows 10: SSD upgrade, cloning W10, and recovery partition Solved

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  1.    02 Dec 2015 #1

    SSD upgrade, cloning W10, and recovery partition


    I just bought a new SSD, San Disk ultra II 960GB. I want to install it in my Samsung Ativbook. The computer originally came with windows 8 but I did the free upgrade to 10. Ever since I upgraded, the computer is running much slower and takes a lot longer to boot. As a result, I bought a new drive to speed things up. I'm going to do a fresh install. One reason is that I read somewhere that a fresh install could help speed up my machine. The article stated that there was a difference between an upgrade vs. an install. Not sure if there is any truth to that. The second reason, is that I bought the laptop used and there is a file called MPStigstub that is in a strange folder in the C drive. When I do an antivirus scan it comes back with a warning about this file. I was already suspicious of it but with the warning, I now want to play it safe and start fresh. Apparently an Avira warning means the file can't be scanned because it's in use. I know that it's a Microsoft file but.... The third reason is that I accidentally clicked on a site that did a redirect. My computer crashed and now Avira is coming up with like 200 warnings but no detections.....

    So my question is: what's the way to setup my new SSD. Is there a way to only clone the recovery part of my old drive? Also, the old recovery drive will just reinstall 8 correct and then I have to do the upgrade to 10 all over again? Is there a way for me to create my own W10 recovery partition and use the old Windows 8 activation code to install the new OS? Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Dec 2015 #2

    You've already done the upgrade so your PC was registered with MS Server. You need not to re-install 8 and do the upgrade again. Just disconnect the old drive, connect the new drive and do a fresh install of Windows 10. Once installed, Windows should be activated.

    If you don't have the Windows 10 installation media. Download the ISO from here and make sure you select the correct edition of Windows 10:
    Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You've already done the upgrade so your PC was registered with MS Server. You need not to re-install 8 and do the upgrade again. Just disconnect the old drive, connect the new drive and do a fresh install of Windows 10. Once installed, Windows should be activated.

    If you don't have the Windows 10 installation media. Download the ISO from here and make sure you select the correct edition of Windows 10:
    Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
    Thanks mate. I'm downloading the W10 64 bit right now. Sounds easy enough.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Dec 2015 #4

    striper said: View Post
    Thanks mate. I'm downloading the W10 64 bit right now. Sounds easy enough.
    One more thing I forgot to mention. During installation, if it asks you to enter the product key, just click on "Skip this step" or "Do it later"
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5

    Okay, will do. I downloaded the ISO. I will do the swap when I get home. Now I need to figure out what to do with all of these old 2.5" drives, lol. I already made 3 externals with some old ones.
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  6.    05 Dec 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    One more thing I forgot to mention. During installation, if it asks you to enter the product key, just click on "Skip this step" or "Do it later"
    So I went to flash the ISO to a USB drive and it failed twice. The first time I used rufus and it just got stuck halfway through..... I let it sit for over an hour. I ended up having to reboot and format the USB drive. The second time I tried the media create tool. It got to the end and it said it failed, gave me some error. Any thoughts?
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Dec 2015 #7

    Double check if your ISO is any good. My ISO has MD5 hash as:

    MCT x64: AEA03723A9E4519B3A09B4799DAF9EB7
    Techbench x64: A0D4271B7537732A060909FD39D54829

    To check yours, download free version of MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility , run it, drag and drop your ISO onto it to see if you get the same result.

    What was the error message ?
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  8.    05 Dec 2015 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Double check if your ISO is any good. My ISO has MD5 hash as:

    MCT x64: AEA03723A9E4519B3A09B4799DAF9EB7
    Techbench x64: A0D4271B7537732A060909FD39D54829

    To check yours, download free version of MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility , run it, drag and drop your ISO onto it to see if you get the same result.

    What was the error message ?
    The techbench X64 hash in the same.

    When I ran Rufus I ticked the box that said "check device for bad blocks 1 pass". Not sure if that was a factor.

    My computer has been doing some pretty strange stuff lately. I'm wondering if I might have malware. Yesterday, I had chrome open, all of a sudden the screen started zooming and unzooming erratically, really quickly, there were all of these blue spots all over the screen. After a minute of that it crashed. Very strange.
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       05 Dec 2015 #9

    If you think you have malware I would download and create the USB drive on a different system, maybe a friends.

    Jim
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  10.    05 Dec 2015 #10

    Phone Man said: View Post
    If you think you have malware I would download and create the USB drive on a different system, maybe a friends.

    Jim
    Good call. I'll report back.
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