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  1.    22 Nov 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    How did your attempt to create an image fail? The error message could be instructive. Certainly you can't create an image from a drive with read errors.

    Check your SMART parameters - e.g. Crystal Diskinfo (free)
    Try Macrorit Diskscanner (free)

    These will give you a quick idea as to whether your disk is viable.
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  2.    22 Nov 2016 #12

    Hi folks

    an easy way also is to get a USB2/3--->SATA connector so you can do the entire install to your SSD as an external drive and then simply install the new ssd and re-boot.

    Connect the new ssd to a USB2/3 port via the connector for the CLONE operation.

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    on a 500GB SSD simply CLONE your old HDD (Free macrium is probably the easiest)

    Now with a partition manager or similar increase the size of the partition on the new ssd to what you need.

    This is one of the rare cases I'd recommend CLONE over IMAGE - with image in this case you need to image and restore - not forgetting system reserved partitions - and this is fiddly when simply using one HDD as you'll need to create a separate partition for the IMAGE.

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