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Changing Boot Drive

I am currently using most of the parts of my brother's old gaming computer (still works great for the games I play), and am using a 500 GB Samsung sata SSD. I just yesterday bought an additional 1 TB sata SSD (860 EVO), and a 500 GB M.2 NVME SSD (970 EVO) on sale so I won't have to buy storage for years as long as I don't play CoD.


I'm sure that this info exists somewhere, but how do I transfer my operating system to my M.2 drive once I install it.


Note: motherboard has a compatible slot, and my windows license is linked to my Microsoft account


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Samsung offers a tool called Samsung Data Migration at https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/.

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I wouldn't clone drives unless you absolutely have to. Doing a clean install occasionally is good anyway.

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* thread moved to the Troubleshooting section *


@beepo please be careful where you post, the template should've been an obvious red flag that you were in the wrong section ;)

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