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  1.    11 Jan 2016 #1
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    How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)


    How do you move your installation windows 10 to another drive? safest & easiest way?

    Currently my OS win10 is on HDD, i want to move it into my new fresh SSD.

    Any help will be grateful.
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  2.    11 Jan 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten057 View Post
    How do you move your installation windows 10 to another drive? safest & easiest way?

    Currently my OS win10 is on HDD, i want to move it into my new fresh SSD.

    Any help will be grateful.
    I used the disk cloning software that came with my Samsung SSD. What brand did you get? There are various disk cloning packages available and many of the SSD brands come with them. I'm sure someone will suggest their favorite.
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  3.    11 Jan 2016 #3
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    What I have done many times is:

    1. Create a backup image of the entire drive using Macrium Reflect Free or Pro.
    2. Remove HDD, install SSD.
    3. Restore backup to new SSD.
    4. Run the Macrium Fix boot problems.

    Boot and make sure all is well.

    Put HDD back as a 2nd drive for data storage or backup.

    (Yes, I know you can use Macrium to clone the HDD to the SSD but I've found the image method works every time, cloning does not. Also give you a good backup).
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  4.    11 Jan 2016 #4
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  5.    12 Jan 2016 #5
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    I recommend using the free to download EaseUS Todo Backup and cloning your hard disk.
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  6.    12 Jan 2016 #6
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    You can also try AOMEI Backupper. It's easy to use and it works well.
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  7.    12 Jan 2016 #7
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    Okay thanks for reply guys, i will take a look for the tips.

    Do you guys prefer use 'cloning/image' or 'Clean Install' ? What method does more recommended?
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  8.    12 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten057 View Post
    Okay thanks for reply guys, i will take a look for the tips.

    Do you guys prefer use 'cloning/image' or 'Clean Install' ? What method does more recommended?
    Cloning copies all your programs and data.

    Clean install does not.

    Your choice.
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  9.    12 Jan 2016 #9
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    I prefer to use imaging. Never had much luck with cloning.
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  10.    12 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I prefer to use imaging. Never had much luck with cloning.
    Why not?

    Vendor supplied software can be variable.
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