1.    05 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    windows 10

    New m2 ssd windows installation on laptop with preinstalled windows 10

    I bought new Acer laptop that came with preinstalled windows 10 (1TB hdd)
    I would like to install windows 10 on newly added m2 ssd(SATA III).

    What are my options besides cloning, and if cloning is the best option what software should i use ?
    I haven't put any "work" in that system yet, so fresh install is not a problem.

    I have built few desktop pc's in my life but not much experience in laptops and preinstalled systems.

    bios (uefi) boot menu:
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    ssd have not been formatted yet
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  2.    05 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I would just clone using Macrium Reflect Free, resize the Windows partition in the process.
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  3.    05 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,190
    Win 10

    I just upgraded the M.2 SSD in my Dell Laptop. I made a Macrium Reflect full drive (all partitions) backup. Restored to the new higher capacity SSD. Booted to make sure it was successful (and it was). I then used Mini Tool Partition Wizard (free edition) to expand the "C" partition to the full size of the new SSD (I went from the OEM 255GB to a 500GB Samsung M.2 2280 SSD).

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server
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  4.    05 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Macrium Reflect has partition resizing capability built in.
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  5.    05 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,645
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    I did something similar a few months ago.

    I used The Samsung Magician software. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...ries-120gb-1tb It had no trouble cloning a 1TB spinner onto a 500GB SATA drive.

    I had other options, but Magician was simple.
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