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How to clone windows from HDD to SSD

I recently got an installed an SSD into my PC. I want to transfer the windows10 os from HDD to SSD.

 

HDD - 1TB has two drives. c(with windows), d(with games and documents)

SSD - 500GB has no partition made. I want to make a partition in this SSD and transfer the windows from HDD to this.

 

I know I can make the partition in Device management by shrinking the volume. Lets say i make SSD partition as e; and f; drives.

I want to transfer the windows in HDD c; drive into SSD e; drive and then completely format the HDD c; drive.

 

Please help on how to achieve this ?

 

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Easeus todo backup and then the clone feature. It allows you to clone the drive to smaller drives IF the total amount of data on the bigger drive is not larger than the capacity of the smaller one (logically).

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Anything from Macrium Reflect or MiniTool Partition Wizard (yet I never tried it using this one). Clone the C to the SSD, then boot from the SSD and you'd be fine to delete the C partition on the HDD.

 

I used Macrium twice on two laptops and works just fine.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

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1 minute ago, dhannemon13 said:

Anything from Macrium Reflect or MiniTool Partition Wizard. Clone the C to the SSD, then boot to the SSD and you'd be fine to delete the partition on the HDD.

 

I used Macrium twice on two laptops and works just fine.

When i clone the c(windows) drive from HDD to SSD will the windows in c; drive of HDD be removed ?
If windows exist in 2 drives simultaneously it would create a problem right ?
How will i format the HDD c(windows) drive ?

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4 minutes ago, Dandapani said:

When i clone the c(windows) drive from HDD to SSD will the windows in c; drive of HDD be removed ?
How will i format the HDD c(windows) drive ?

No, that's why you need to boot from the SSD after the clone. You can delete your old partitions on the HDD. I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete and extend the HDD partition tho (kind of faster because I don't have to do things multiple times), but you can use the one that came with Windows anyway.

 

4 minutes ago, Dandapani said:

If windows exist in 2 drives simultaneously it would create a problem right ?

Nope, it's fine. Windows would just boot from the one you'd select on the UEFI.

And make sure you choose the SSD one for boot.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

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Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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2 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

No, that's why you need to boot from the SSD after the clone. You can delete your old partitions on the HDD. I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete and extend the HDD partition tho (kind of faster because I don't have to do things multiple times), but you can use the one that came with Windows anyway.

 

Nope, it's fine. Windows would just boot from the one you'd select on the UEFI.

And make sure you choose the SSD one for boot.

"MiniTool Wizard will copy the system required partitions only" ---> if i select this option then c(windows) from HDD will be sent to SSD. --- when this happens will it automatically create a new partition in the SSD ? because my SSD is 500gb and my c(drive) in HDD is 500gb
and my d(documents and games) in HDD will remain as it is.

I just need to boot windows from SSD and it will work as it is 

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25 minutes ago, Dandapani said:

I recently got an installed an SSD into my PC. I want to transfer the windows10 os from HDD to SSD.

 

HDD - 1TB has two drives. c(with windows), d(with games and documents)

SSD - 500GB has no partition made. I want to make a partition in this SSD and transfer the windows from HDD to this.

 

I know I can make the partition in Device management by shrinking the volume. Lets say i make SSD partition as e; and f; drives.

I want to transfer the windows in HDD c; drive into SSD e; drive and then completely format the HDD c; drive.

 

Please help on how to achieve this ?

 

Did you happen to get a Samsung drive? If so, Samsung offers the Data Migration tool for their SSD's that allows you to copy the entire drive and resize partitions to the new SSD.

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Just remember - first time after clone boot your computer with only single, new drive. Then connect rest. Windows keeps assigned letters connected to hardware ids of drives in registry and in some rare cases it may just treat your old drive as main. After first boot Windows adjust that settings and then you can connect your old drives.

 

PS. I'm mostly talking about your old boot drive. If you have lot of hdds and ssds, you must only disconnect your old boot drive during first boot. Rest will work the same and keep their assigned letters.

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