Windows 10: How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive without reinstalling Windows 10 OS

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    How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive without reinstalling Windows 10 OS


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    For years, hard disk drives have been the standard storage type in computers, but solid-state drives (SSD) are taking over. The main reason for this change is that SSDs offer much more speed than HDDs. Other factors such as durability, size, and noise have also influenced users to jump to the SSD ship. If you’re […]

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    SSD and OS

    Hopefully these guides may help you.

    Move from a hard drive to an SSD
    Move to SSD: migrate your PC to solid state
    How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

    You did not mention which OS, so...

    Linux: Move your Linux installation to a new Solid State Drive - even a smaller one

    Edit: Just my opinion, here: but, I would back up my needed data and go for a fresh install... or, maybe, even an upgrade, if you are using an older version of the OS.
     
    95Viper, Jun 18, 2021
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    How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive without reinstalling Windows 10 OS

    Upgrading to a solid state drive

    I am considering upgrading to a Solid State Drive.

    I have two basic questions that I hope someone can help me with.

    • I am running Windows 10 Professional. It was the free upgrade offered for Win 7 users. If I upgrade will I have any problems reinstalling/switching to the new SSD? Is there anything I should be aware of before upgrading?
    • I have upgraded hard drives many times over the years but this is my first Solid State upgrade. In the past I was always upgrading to a larger drive. Drive software always allowed me to clone to a larger drive. This time, I will be using a smaller SSD for
      my operating system, 250 GB. My current Sata drive is 1 Tb. How do I proceed? If I simply install the smaller SSD, how do I get windows 10 on the drive? Do I install my original Windows 7 operating system and upgrade again? Will that work again? Or is there
      a way to get the Win 10 license key and install Win 10 and use that key. If so, how do I get that key.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    BTC
     
    BTC55, Jun 18, 2021
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