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Migrating Os for SSD upgrade.

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2 minutes ago, Sasas said:

I currently have HDd 1Tb in my laptop but it make my laptop slow. So I want to upgrade to 120gb m2 slot SSD as I have m2 slot available. But since currently I am using 227gb of disk space. And I have one partition C and other for recovery.

Everything I installed was with by default path.i.e,in C:/Program Files/ so if I am using minitools software to transfer OS to SSD only.

Will that fit or I need to match up to 227gb.

If you want to clone your drive, you would have to remove files (back them up somewhere else) and uninstall programs until you meet the max capacity of your SSD. Either way, I would just recommend you to start with a fresh install of Windows. You'll probably spend less time starting from scratch than trying to get your current install to fit. 

I currently have HDd 1Tb in my laptop but it make my laptop slow. So I want to upgrade to 120gb m2 slot SSD as I have m2 slot available. But since currently I am using 227gb of disk space. And I have one partition C and other for recovery.

Everything I installed was with by default path.i.e,in C:/Program Files/ so if I am using minitools software to transfer OS to SSD only.

Will that fit or I need to match up to 227gb.

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2 minutes ago, Sasas said:

I currently have HDd 1Tb in my laptop but it make my laptop slow. So I want to upgrade to 120gb m2 slot SSD as I have m2 slot available. But since currently I am using 227gb of disk space. And I have one partition C and other for recovery.

Everything I installed was with by default path.i.e,in C:/Program Files/ so if I am using minitools software to transfer OS to SSD only.

Will that fit or I need to match up to 227gb.

If you want to clone your drive, you would have to remove files (back them up somewhere else) and uninstall programs until you meet the max capacity of your SSD. Either way, I would just recommend you to start with a fresh install of Windows. You'll probably spend less time starting from scratch than trying to get your current install to fit. 

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227GB is bigger than 120GB it will not fit on the SSD if you clone it, you can remove files to clone the drive or you can get a bigger SSD. Another option would be to install a fresh Windows install on the 120GB then just transfer what you need from the 1TB HDD to it.

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I got the point. I can see in users folder taking around 200gb the most of my drive .So I need to get a bigger SSD.

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On 5/26/2020 at 1:11 PM, Sasas said:

I currently have HDd 1Tb in my laptop but it make my laptop slow. So I want to upgrade to 120gb m2 slot SSD as I have m2 slot available. But since currently I am using 227gb of disk space. And I have one partition C and other for recovery.

Everything I installed was with by default path.i.e,in C:/Program Files/ so if I am using minitools software to transfer OS to SSD only.

Will that fit or I need to match up to 227gb.

Backup data to a cloud before cloning an old HDD. Use Veeam and cloud storage such as G Suite or Backblaze. Free drive C in order to fit the capacity of the SSD drive.

You could use Clonezilla to make a disk-to-disk clone. Once finish restoring data from the cloud.

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