Windows 10: Migration to an SSD

  1.    07 Dec 2015 #1

    Migration to an SSD


    I moved the Windows 10 installation of my mother's PC from a hard drive to a SSD using DriveImageXML drive2drive feature with Windows running. I copied the boot system partition and the Windows partition (C then booted with the new system partition. But even if I booted on the system partition on the SSD, it started Windows 10 on the hard drive. I used BCDEdit to change Device and osDevice to the SSD partition and rebooted, it switched to the SSD.

    Everything was working fine, EXCEPT the start menu !!! It won't open ! I see there are many possible causes for this start menu issue. I tried multiple solutions (SOLVED: Fix Windows 10 Start Button Does Nothing in 10 Minutes - Up & Running Technologies Calgary and SOLVED: Windows 10 Start Menu and Modern Apps Do Not Function - Up & Running Technologies Calgary), none worked.

    I decided to create a new user and everything is fine. This is pretty annoying because I'm afraid to move Windows 10 to another hard drive now. Never had any issue with previous Windows.

    Anybody else tried to move Windows 10 to another hard drive ?
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  2. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       08 Dec 2015 #2

    [FONT=Segoe UI said:
    kensiko;494331][/FONT]Anybody else tried to move Windows 10 to another hard drive ?
    Yes, many times but I use Acronis true Image and have never had an issue.
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  3. Posts : 1,532
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       08 Dec 2015 #3

    I did this a while ago using Macrium Reflect which was easy - see http://www.eightforums.com/installat...s-hdd-ssd.html
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