1.    15 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    West Hollywood, CA
    Posts : 55
    windows 10 Insider Preview 16179

    can i reformat ssd with cloned image to do clean install instead?


    I cloned my HDD to my new SSD and it seems like it did it without error. However, I didn't physically swap them as I needed some guidance about the location of the SSD when doing the first reboot and now 4 days later I have fixed a couple of ongoing issues with my system uninstalled some no longer useful apps and installed a couple larger apps that would be better for the SSD to already be installed because of the disc writing limits. Here are some questions that are nagging head about wanting to have a successful migration today.

    1. can I hook the SSD back up to my laptop and reformat it and will that erase all traces of the Source drive?
    2. do I format the SSD to have no allocation and be in NTFS format?
    3. after creating a new disc image of my current system on my laptop (which I presume should be a complete image including the boot and recovery sections) which will be stored on my FreeAgent external usb hard drive the next step should be?

    do I...

    a. then remove existing hdd from laptop and plug the ssd in (while shut down of course)
    b. insert bootable recovery usb thumb drive and restart the computer pressing F12 to enable AHCI .
    c. plug in external usb and restore system image to ssd
    d. anything else? do I have to use Trim for anything?

    Please let me know if this seems like I am doing what I should be doing.

    Thanks,

    Danny R
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    15 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Steps 1,2, and 3 all you have to do is 3, image your ENTIRE hdd, then reimage all of those partitions to the ssd.

    The contents of your image have to fit on the ssd. Of course

    Don`t worry about setting up the ssd, the reimage should take care of everything.

    Trim is automatically enabled in windows.

    I would just check that the alignment is correct with Partition Wizard or Diskpart. PW is way easier for a novice. It can check it and correct it for you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails PW.jpg  
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8 desktop background image returned on Win 10 clean install?
This isn't a major problem, but I would just like to understand how it happened. Some background. This is a Windows 10 clean install on a new SSD drive. The original HDD is still in the computer with a corrupt version of Windows 8 on it. My...
Customization
How to reinstall a dual boot cloned image
I am new here, I was wondering if you can please help me with this issue. I have basic skills. Recently I created a dual boot system with win 7 and 10, on separate hard drives. Vertex 3 and Samsung 850. I have created clones of each drive...
Installation and Upgrade
Do you reformat ssd prior to clean isntall of 10
Sorry if this is basic...but just trying to avoid any unnecessary issues. I am using Brinks "Clean Install" tutorial via a usb stick for Win 10. Have everything prepared. Question is...Will the iso file on the usb reformat my current SSD with...
Installation and Upgrade
Clean W10 Install, Can't Restore System Image
I created an image of my tower a week or two ago. I decided to restore to said image, but cancelled it. I went to boot it up later, and I received an error that there was no OS. I reasoned that it would be fine to reinstall and then restore. I got...
Backup and Restore
Clean Install/Reformat Once Final Version Is Released?
Hi everyone, I'm just wondering as googling didn't turn up much, but does anyone know if you go to the 10 tech preview, will you have to do a clean install/reformat once the final version is release? Or will you simply just 'upgrade' or 'update'....
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums