Windows 10: SSD transfer questions

Discus and support SSD transfer questions in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am new to installing windows. I think I want to move Windows10 to a SSD. The thing is I don't have the budget for a large SSD, and my HDD is 500GB.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sekramer10, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. SSD transfer questions


    I am new to installing windows. I think I want to move Windows10 to a SSD. The thing is I don't have the budget for a large SSD, and my HDD is 500GB. I'm going to get a 120GB SSD, because my PC is getting slow. As I understand it, right now, the OS, my programs, their data, and my files are all on the HDD. Can I just move the OS to the SSD? If I do this can I still run the programs that are on the HDD? Do I have to move the programs onto the SSD to run them? Do I have to re-install any programs anywhere after moving the OS to the SSD? Just curious how this works. It seems like I could also move programs from the HDD onto the SSD and they might be even faster? Do I have to format the HDD after moving the OSS to the SSD? I'd rather not. I just want the OS to work from the SSD I think and have everything else the same, unless moving programs to the SSD will make them faster too. Can I have programs run from the HDD and the SSD after moving the OS?

    Many questions,
    Thanks.

    :)
     
    sekramer10, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Kursah Win User

    SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling/vibrating. Possible?

    This has been suggested several times already, and it has been suggested you try to move the SSD, remove it, or even suspend it in your case. Will you please try one of these?

    If you don't understand vibration and resonance, please refer to @dorsetknob 's post above. *Smile SSD transfer questions :) It has been explained that something else moving/vibrating (even if you don't think they're vibrating they are...), fans, hard disk drives, and anything with a motor will cause some form of vibration at certain frequencies. This can be transfered through your case's chassis and where you mounted your SSD could be reaching a certain frequency that causes it to slightly move and rattle against the case.

    We are suggesting you take action and report back..you keep asking questions from step 1...we should be on step 4 by now...that is solution.

    Try what has been suggested and report back please. Otherwise all you're doing is leading this thread in an endless circle and the help will stop shortly thereafter.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. xpac5896 Win User
    Transfer OS from 512 to 1tb SSD

    I'm in the process of building a new rig. I would like to transfer the OS from my current 512 SSD to a 1tb SSD. My Os is already linked to my MS account and I printed out the steps about using the troubleshooter after a significant hardware change. The Question is: Can I clone the 512 to the 1tb or does it require a clean install? OS is Win 10 Pro.
     
    xpac5896, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    SSD transfer questions

    Transfer System disk image to SSD


    Here's my suggestion: Connect the SSD to the PC.

    1. Download: Macrium Reflect Free and install then run.
      IMPORTANT: click on the 1st icon on the top left to create a Macrium Rescue disk (using USB or DVD)
    2. Open Disk Management and make sure the SSD is disk 1.
      From Admin Command, type:
      diskpart
      select disk 1
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. From Macrium, The disk with Windows currently running will have the partitions as shown in your screen shot above. Click on Clone this disk...
      A Windows popup, click on select a disk to clone to...
      Click on the SSD
    4. Select the 100MB "System Reserved", drag and drop to the destination (SSD)
    5. Select the 60GB "C Drive", drag and drop to the destination(SSD) next to the System Reserved
    6. Click Next->Finish
    7. Once done, shutdown, disconnect the HD and connect the SSD Only
    8. Boot up with the Macrium Rescue disk created in step 1.
    9. Once booted, click on "Fix Windows boot problems" and follow the instruction to complete.
    10. Remove the Rescue disk and reboot.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 24, 2020
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