New m2 ssd windows installation on laptop with preinstalled windows 10  


  1. bhp
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #1

    New m2 ssd windows installation on laptop with preinstalled windows 10


    Hello,
    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:
    New m2 ssd windows installation on laptop with preinstalled windows 10-new1.jpg


    disk management screenshot:
    New m2 ssd windows installation on laptop with preinstalled windows 10-disk4.jpg

    ssd have not been formatted yet
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  2. Posts : 18,354
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    I would just clone using Macrium Reflect Free, resize the Windows partition in the process.
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  3. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11
       #3

    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. Posts : 18,354
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Macrium Reflect has partition resizing capability built in.
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  5. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #5

    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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