Windows 10: How to move OS from HD to SSD ?

Discus and support How to move OS from HD to SSD ? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So i have about a 100 gb ssd. its connected to a different sata than the hard drive windows 10 is installed. How do i get just the OS to run from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Iseetrees1982, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. How to move OS from HD to SSD ?


    So i have about a 100 gb ssd. its connected to a different sata than the hard drive windows 10 is installed.

    How do i get just the OS to run from that ssd ? I want to use the hard drive just for software and different files as storage.

    Im getting a new ssd i want to use just for software and games.

    :)
     
    Iseetrees1982, Mar 1, 2020
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  2. ProxCor3 Win User

    Reformatting SSD and not HD

    Hello there!

    I have an MSI Laptop with a 128gb SSD and a 500gb HD.

    I have windows installed on my SSD and personal files on my HD. But now my SSD is almost full i wish to format it / reinstall windows 10 on it for a fresh start, but without losing the data on my HD.

    I have been using Mac OSX for the past ten and am very out of touch of windows.

    Any suggestions on the best way to do this would be awesome.

    Many thanks.

    Alex
     
    ProxCor3, Mar 1, 2020
    #2
  3. GNJha Win User
    Installing and configuring SSD with HD

    Hi,

    My Desktop Computer specifications are as following:

    Processor: AMD FX 8320, Motherboard: Asus M5A97,
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 16 GB (8*2), HD: 1TB WD Black,
    Graphics Card: 2GB Saphire 5450, SMPS: Cooler Master 650W,
    OS: Windows 10 64-bit

    For faster operation with multiple VMs, Nested VMs and other jobs, I am planning for using WD GREEN PC SSD 160GB with 1TB WD Black.

    Currently computer is working fine with WD Black. Along with Windows 10 64-bit, all applications and VMs are installed in WD Black.

    Before installing and configuring SSD with HD, please guide me as per my followings strategies;

    • First of all I would like make SSD as a Primary Drive so that I can install Windows 10 64-bit, all applications (MS Office and other applications) and VMs in SSD only.
    • I would like to make WD Black as a Secondary Drive.
    • In case of any issues with SSD or as an optional, I would like to boot system with WD Black also so that I can do work in WD Black.

    Please guide me as per above scenarios.

    Regards

    InTech
     
    GNJha, Mar 1, 2020
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  4. techguy31 Win User

    How to move OS from HD to SSD ?

    64Gb SSD for OS or 2Tb HDD for storage ?!

    I suggest that you get the 2tb for storage. SSDs are only useful if you want to boot things fast like OS and programs. I actually suggest you get both if you have that many movies.
     
    techguy31, Mar 1, 2020
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