Windows 10: How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)

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  1. xzipp7 Win User

    How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)


    How do you move your installation windows 10 to another drive? safest & easiest way?

    Currently my OS win10 is on HDD, i want to move it into my new fresh SSD.

    Any help will be grateful.

    :)
     
    xzipp7, Jan 11, 2016
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  2. Safest and Easiest way to update nokia xm 5800 to latest firmware

    When I used my pc, the update size was 130mb or so.. when I used phone, it was only 17 mb... so yeah, going for OTA seems to be better!
     
    figure_se7en, Jan 11, 2016
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  3. Safest and Easiest way to update nokia xm 5800 to latest firmware

    i would always go for OTA over pc as the pc often intends to be the problem when updates goes bad.



    I always make sure that my pc is running fine - no driverissues and all updates are installed. - I have never had any trouble updating with XP prof, Vista 32 and 64 bit and now W7 64 bit.
     
    Fender77---01, Jan 11, 2016
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  4. PJLLB Win User

    How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)

    I used the disk cloning software that came with my Samsung SSD. What brand did you get? There are various disk cloning packages available and many of the SSD brands come with them. I'm sure someone will suggest their favorite.
     
    PJLLB, Jan 11, 2016
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  5. Ztruker Win User
    What I have done many times is:

    1. Create a backup image of the entire drive using Macrium Reflect Free or Pro.
    2. Remove HDD, install SSD.
    3. Restore backup to new SSD.
    4. Run the Macrium Fix boot problems.

    Boot and make sure all is well.

    Put HDD back as a 2nd drive for data storage or backup.

    (Yes, I know you can use Macrium to clone the HDD to the SSD but I've found the image method works every time, cloning does not. Also give you a good backup).
     
    Ztruker, Jan 11, 2016
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  6. WHS
    whs Win User
  7. Whatphoeb Win User
    I recommend using the free to download EaseUS Todo Backup and cloning your hard disk.
     
    Whatphoeb, Jan 11, 2016
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  8. Bhrayan23 Win User

    How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)

    You can also try AOMEI Backupper. It's easy to use and it works well.
     
    Bhrayan23, Jan 11, 2016
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  9. xzipp7 Win User
    Okay thanks for reply guys, i will take a look for the tips.

    Do you guys prefer use 'cloning/image' or 'Clean Install' ? What method does more recommended?
     
    xzipp7, Jan 11, 2016
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  10. cereberus Win User
    Cloning copies all your programs and data.

    Clean install does not.

    Your choice.
     
    cereberus, Jan 11, 2016
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  11. WHS
    whs Win User
    I prefer to use imaging. Never had much luck with cloning.
     
  12. cereberus Win User
    Why not?

    Vendor supplied software can be variable.
     
    cereberus, Jan 11, 2016
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  13. WHS
    whs Win User

    How to move Windows 10 OS to another Drive (safest & Easiest way?)

    Why not is a good question that I cannot answer. It just did not work as expected.
     
  14. Ztruker Win User
    I've had the same experience which is why I also specified using an image.
     
    Ztruker, Jan 12, 2016
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  15. Ivan4you Win User
    I don,t understand why you guy,s use a 3th party software for cloning.Windows 10 have a cloning program in is own.Works perfect.
     
    Ivan4you, Jan 15, 2016
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