Windows 10: Migration to an SSD

Discus and support Migration to an SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I moved the Windows 10 installation of my mother's PC from a hard drive to a SSD using DriveImageXML drive2drive feature with Windows running. I copied... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by kensiko, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. kensiko Win User

    Migration to an SSD


    I moved the Windows 10 installation of my mother's PC from a hard drive to a SSD using DriveImageXML drive2drive feature with Windows running. I copied the boot system partition and the Windows partition (C*Smile then booted with the new system partition. But even if I booted on the system partition on the SSD, it started Windows 10 on the hard drive. I used BCDEdit to change Device and osDevice to the SSD partition and rebooted, it switched to the SSD.

    Everything was working fine, EXCEPT the start menu !!! It won't open ! I see there are many possible causes for this start menu issue. I tried multiple solutions (SOLVED: Fix Windows 10 Start Button Does Nothing in 10 Minutes - Up & Running Technologies Calgary and SOLVED: Windows 10 Start Menu and Modern Apps Do Not Function - Up & Running Technologies Calgary), none worked.

    I decided to create a new user and everything is fine. This is pretty annoying because I'm afraid to move Windows 10 to another hard drive now. Never had any issue with previous Windows.

    Anybody else tried to move Windows 10 to another hard drive ?

    :)
     
    kensiko, Dec 7, 2015
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  2. migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...?

    Migrate. Macrium Reflect seems to work very well with SSD's. If you purchase an SSD with a migration kit, make sure you do not use the bundled utility if it is Acronis. I have read on the Crucial site that the Acronis utility is not working correctly
    with SSDs yet. The migrated image will remain activated.
     
    Cbarnhorst, Dec 7, 2015
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  3. migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...?

    I had win 81 pro and upgraded to 10 pro... hdd...

    Now plan to migrate to ssd... what is best...?

    migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...(hardest) ?
     
    Lse123polis, Dec 7, 2015
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  4. pbcopter Win User

    Migration to an SSD

    Yes, many times but I use Acronis true Image and have never had an issue.
     
    pbcopter, Dec 7, 2015
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  5. Steve C Win User
    Steve C, Apr 4, 2018
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