Windows 10: How to clone SATA m.2 drive to NVMe m.2 drive?

Discus and support How to clone SATA m.2 drive to NVMe m.2 drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My Del l 7370 came with a SATA M.2 dirve and I want to upgrade it with a larger NVMe M.2 drive. Using Acronis True Image to clone the drive with all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sn2015, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. sn2015 Win User

    How to clone SATA m.2 drive to NVMe m.2 drive?


    My Del l 7370 came with a SATA M.2 dirve and I want to upgrade it with a larger NVMe M.2 drive. Using Acronis True Image to clone the drive with all partitions stay as is without any resizing. The resulted drive can not be booted. The system tried to do automatic repair but no luck. Is Acronis the software for the job? Or there are other things I need to pay attention to?

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    sn2015, Jul 31, 2021
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    cloning hdd to NVMe m.2

    Hi Crocodile_aligator

    Yes, Windows will load the correct driver for the NVMe M.2. the first time you boot up Windows 10 from that drive after cloning your drive . . .
     
    DaveM121, Jul 31, 2021
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  3. pbftvt Win User
    M.2 SATA to NVME clone: Windows 10 won't boot

    Problem: Windows partition won't boot after cloning M.2 SATA drive to M.2 NVME. Simply returns to BIOS splash screen are restarts boot sequence.

    Background: Cloning process was simple raw dd copy. Drive had EFI, Windows 10, and Linux partitions. Cloning preserved exact partition sequence, sizes, and UUIDs.

    Linux partition needed minor tweaks to /etc/fstab due to the device names being different (/dev/nvme0n1px vs. /dev/sdax), but boots fine.

    The disk is GPT, and I believe the original Windows 10 was UEFI - the Linux installation definitely was.

    Boot sequence brings up Linux 'grub' menu first. Choosing the EFI partition then brings up Windows EFI boot menu. Fresh Windows install (see below) boots fine from here, old install fails.

    Attempts at solution: I did a fresh Windows install in a spare partition and it boots fine. Using the new Windows installation, I've edited the BCD entry for my original Win 10 install. I have
    the correct BCD device, osdevice, and path.

    Questions:

    • What else needs to be done to make Windows boot again?
    • Are there any config file or registry changes that need to be made to account for the SATA to NVME move?
    • How do I see boot error messages for a UEFI boot failure? No errors displayed and no log files that I can find in Windows or EFI partitions...
     
    pbftvt, Jul 31, 2021
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  4. How to clone SATA m.2 drive to NVMe m.2 drive?

    cloning hdd to NVMe m.2

    if i clone my hdd to a nvme m.2 using something like macrium will windows use the right driver for nvme on boot or would i need to reinstall to get correct drivers
     
    Crocodile_aligator, Jul 31, 2021
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