Windows 10: Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive

Discus and support Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi! Bought a replacement secondary hard drive, but want to know best tool to clone it. My main drive is an SSD with Windows on, but I used Kari's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Everlong, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Everlong Win User

    Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive


    Hi!

    Bought a replacement secondary hard drive, but want to know best tool to clone it. My main drive is an SSD with Windows on, but I used Kari's tutorial to move the user folder on to a secondary hard drive, so just unsure on the best way to go to keep the User folder intact and not have Windows lose it? Would just running Macrium for example work and then unplug the old drive?

    :)
     
    Everlong, Sep 9, 2015
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  2. BLANKET08 Win User

    I want to replace hard disc without losing windows 10 activation

    You can clone your hard drive, but make sure the capacity of the new hard drive is greater than the old one.

    You can try EZ GIG CLONING SOFTWARE or any other cloning software available.

    Kindly do this before you lose your hard drive and valuable information. Get a backup as well.

    There won't be any need for re-installation once you have cloned your hard drive. Replace the old hard drive and you are good to go.
     
    BLANKET08, Sep 9, 2015
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  3. clonning a hard drive

    If you lost anything then it would not be a clone, would it?
     
    Frederik Long, Sep 9, 2015
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  4. simrick Win User

    Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive

    Hi Everlong and welcome to TenForums.

    Macrium Relect is an excellent program. If you use the CLONE feature for your secondary drive, I think everything will be in order. You can always restore your default libraries and then re-assign/move them if need be.
     
    simrick, Sep 9, 2015
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  5. Everlong Win User
    Thanks, sounds good! I'll give it a try then this weekend!
     
    Everlong, Sep 9, 2015
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  6. simrick Win User
    Let us know how it goes, and if there are any complications.

    And thanks for the rep! *Smile
     
    simrick, Sep 9, 2015
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  7. Everlong Win User
    All sorted! Used Macrium to clone the drive on to my new one, and then in Windows Disk Management I just switched the drive letters round and everything was up and running!
     
    Everlong, Sep 12, 2015
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  8. simrick Win User

    Clone secondary hard drive to new hard drive

    Super Everlong! I love Macrium Reflect! *Wink
     
    simrick, Apr 5, 2018
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