Clean windows 10 install onto a new SSD (samsung 850 EVO 250 gb) or


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    Clean windows 10 install onto a new SSD (samsung 850 EVO 250 gb) or


    When I mount the drive in a Kingston drive adapter , the Samsung Magician software does not recognize the drive although Disc check identifies fine? Tried several different USB connectors & a second computer . Is there a workaround to migrate my win 10 system to the SSD - without buying a new 2.0 USB cable Sata ?

    Maybe a clean install would be better - Can I do this & somehow still identify WIn10 as good?

    Help for an old bugger appreciated
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    Hi Davee3, welcome to tenforums :) I had a similar issue with a Samsung EVO 128G SSD. No matter what I tried the migration software/function would not work. I ended up taking the existing SSD (Crucial 64G) with W10 on it out of the computer, installed the new SSD, booted from install media (W10 iso on a USB or cd) chose repair, and then restored with a backup/image I had (from my internal backup HDD) to the new SSD.

    This was a workaround for me to have all things remain, and not start over with a clean install. I've actually done this a couple times, once with Win7, and once with W10. Both times went without issues, except on Win7 I had to boot from install media and repair start to get it to boot from the new SSD.
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    Thread Starter
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    Well I went to samsung Data migration update & found the Update check from the original install did not give me the latest update So I updated again , plugged in the new SSD still in the kingston adapter & VOILA - New drive showed up as a destination drive & cloning is underway. Should be in good shape at finish Will report
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    That's great! good to hear things are on the road to recovery.

    I imagine it's going to be all good from here on out
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Worked fine with latest version


    The cloning worked fine wirth latest version downloaded - ignore the update option


    CmmTch said:
    That's great! good to hear things are on the road to recovery.

    I imagine it's going to be all good from here on out
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