Windows 10: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade

Discus and support Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi everyone. I just received a Sabrent 1tb Rocket gen 4 nvme to replace my 500gb Samsung EVO ssd boot drive. Now I've done this once already when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Merrlin, May 7, 2021.

  1. Merrlin Win User

    Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade


    Hi everyone. I just received a Sabrent 1tb Rocket gen 4 nvme to replace my 500gb Samsung EVO ssd boot drive. Now I've done this once already when I replaced my sata hdd with the EVO and I think I cloned the boot drive, but I don't remember which software I used. I think it was Easus partition free, but I think it it has limited uses. Sabrent comes with free Acronis, but I haven't read good reviews of those who used it. My question is, if I create an image of the current drive, can accomplish the same thing using Windows recovery, and do I first need to create a simple volume and format in Windows or can I just install the NVME and let Windows do it from the recovery, then just extend the partition afterwards. Thank you.

    :)
     
    Merrlin, May 7, 2021
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  2. Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Hello, Migrating a 1TB Hard Drive to a 2TB HDD is very possible.

    My Rig started out on just 160GB, when I upgraded HDDs, I cloned my 160 GB into a newly bought 500GB HDD. (it was an OS HDD)

    Then on the next HDD upgrade(I bought a 1 TB) I cloned that 500GB to a 1 TB HDD.

    No problems at all.

    From what I can remember the program I used was Acronis?? I forgot. But it ran the cloning process outside of windows. the cloning took like 30 to 1 hr. then I switched drive letters and the newly bought HDD is now my boot device.
     
    lyndonguitar, May 7, 2021
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  3. Sanhime Win User
    Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Whats a good free imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Sanhime, May 7, 2021
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  4. TenneR Win User

    Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade

    Macrium cloned / restored images to ANOTHER drive will not boot? MBR

    Thanks for your reply and suggestions NavyLCDR!

    I might try and take a look at your suggestions later or at the weekend. Just a shame I'm unable to clone to another drive to apply and test your suggestions. I suppose I could restore from a last known good image, but as I've mentioned, it'll only restore to the original boot drive (in temrs of having a bootable drive).

    What I am worried about is if I applied your suggestions on that original drive, it might alter something meaning I'll be unable to restore an image which is bootable. It may just be seen as another drive (which I'm having problems getting to boot with another drive other than original boot).
     
    TenneR, May 7, 2021
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