How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (Free Upgrade from win7)
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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. Posts : 384
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    ten057 said:
    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. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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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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  5. Posts : 141
    windows 10
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    I recommend using the free to download EaseUS Todo Backup and cloning your hard disk.
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  6. Posts : 73
    Windows 10
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    You can also try AOMEI Backupper. It's easy to use and it works well.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (Free Upgrade from win7)
    Thread Starter
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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. Posts : 13,586
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    ten057 said:
    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. whs
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    Windows 7
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    I prefer to use imaging. Never had much luck with cloning.
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  10. Posts : 13,586
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    whs said:
    I prefer to use imaging. Never had much luck with cloning.
    Why not?

    Vendor supplied software can be variable.
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