Windows 10: Cloning old drive before installing new drive

Discus and support Cloning old drive before installing new drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Could you point me in the right direction please ? I have a 120g SSD which I need to replace so I need to clone it so as to re-assign the content to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by morgan23, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. morgan23 Win User

    Cloning old drive before installing new drive


    Could you point me in the right direction please ?
    I have a 120g SSD which I need to replace so I need to clone it so as to re-assign the content to the Adata M.2, PCIe target disc, the slot which is currently held by the 120g will be disabled when I connect the M.2 yet it says connect your new disc before cloning as stated the source slot will not ne enabled.
    Will the partitions need to be removed as I don't really want partitions on the new drive?

    Win 10.18362
    Many thanks

    :)
     
    morgan23, Jan 18, 2020
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  2. Gabe1972 Win User

    Cloning a hard drive from one laptop to a new laptop

    Are you referring to a system drive, as in cloning a system drive from your previous laptop to your new laptop so that your new laptop will have the same OS and installed programs? If this is the case, you're going to run into major problems, as in it probably
    won't work, not only because of the Windows license, but also because the old drive is set up to run on your old laptop, not the new one.

    Cloning a system drive normally refers to either cloning for a backup, or cloning a system drive to a new drive that is going to go into the same laptop, like if you are upgrading to an SSD or upgrading to a larger size drive.
     
    Gabe1972, Jan 18, 2020
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  3. Clone Bitlocker enable drive to SSD

    Keitaro

    My name is Andre Da Costa; an Independent Consultant, Windows Insider MVP and Windows & Devices for IT MVP. I'm here to help you with your problem.

    Heed the advice of the software, you must disable BitLocker before cloning. This is highly recommend if you ever want to get access to the drive.

    There is nothing wrong with having to re-enable it after restoring the clone.

    Step 1: disable BitLocker.

    Step 2: clone drive

    Step 3: restore the cloned image to the new drive.

    Step 4: Re-Enable BitLocker.
     
    Andre for Directly, Jan 18, 2020
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  4. Cloning old drive before installing new drive

    Migrating to a new Hard Drive?

    Things get easier when you use disk clone. To do this, follow the steps below:

    1. Connect the new drive to your computer. Make sure that it can be detected by your PC.

    2. Clone the old drive to the new drive. Many third party software can help you complete this task. If you know very little about them, you can turn to the full guide about

    how to clone a hard drive
    .

    3. Change boot order in BIOS or replace the old hard drive to boot from the cloned drive.
     
    Paper Plane-4567, Jan 18, 2020
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