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Can you transfer an OS to SSD from HDD?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I will be upgrading my computer with mostly new parts in the next little while, and one of the parts I am getting will be an SSD. I want my OS (Windows 10 64Bit) on the SSD, but its currently on an HDD.

 

Can it be transferred from the HDD to the SSD safely?

 

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unplug the HDD and install windows on the ssd and then remove windows form the old drive. 


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Yup. a Lot of SSDs will actually come with software to do just that. I do suggest doing a fresh install though.


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12 minutes ago, Sgt-PieFace said:

I will be upgrading my computer with mostly new parts in the next little while, and one of the parts I am getting will be an SSD. I want my OS (Windows 10 64Bit) on the SSD, but its currently on an HDD.

 

Can it be transferred from the HDD to the SSD safely?

 

Thanks

Yes. IF the build is sufficiently well-managed with no errors or issues on HDD you're free to clone (I prefer images) to an SSD after a "chkdsk" and virus/malware scan.


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Yeah but you shouldn't, it's bad practice.

Do a clean install the proper way, it's not hard.

http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/


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12 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

unplug the HDD and install windows on the ssd and then remove windows form the old drive. 

How would one remove windows from the HDD without losing the files on the HDD


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Just now, JSD10 said:

How would one remove windows from the HDD without losing the files on the HDD

just delet the primary windows files. you would have to reinstall programs 


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46 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

unplug the HDD and install windows on the ssd and then remove windows form the old drive. 

 

46 minutes ago, suchamoneypit said:

Yup. a Lot of SSDs will actually come with software to do just that. I do suggest doing a fresh install though.

 

33 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Yeah but you shouldn't, it's bad practice.

Do a clean install the proper way, it's not hard.

http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

 

29 minutes ago, elpiGee said:

I'd personally do a fresh install on the SSD and move whatever important data from the HDD to the SSD before wiping the hdd.

Otherwise yes you can safely do it, you can use programs like Clonezilla or macrium reflect to clone the HDD and its data onto the SSD. Do a backup on important things either way though.

The problem here is that I don't have a CD. The OS I have came with the computer I bought. Is there a way to directly transfer/copy the OS over to an SSD?

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Just now, Sgt-PieFace said:

 

 

 

The problem here is that I don't have a CD. The OS I have came with the computer I bought. Is there a way to directly transfer/copy the OS over to an SSD?

You don't need a CD...........

Just a USB drive.

If you read the instructions you would know that. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/


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16 hours ago, Sgt-PieFace said:

 

 

 

The problem here is that I don't have a CD. The OS I have came with the computer I bought. Is there a way to directly transfer/copy the OS over to an SSD?

Yes I answered that. You can use programs like Clonezilla or macrium reflect to clone the HDD and its data onto the SSD. Do a backup on important things either way though.

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