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Hey. just wanted to ask a quick question: what's the best way to change the boot drive you are using?

 

In this case I am going from a Western Digital Blue 250GB SATA M.2 to a Corsair MP600 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 drive, and obviously I want to boot from the faster drive. I should also state that I am going to be upgrading from a Ryzen 2600X to a (probably) Ryzen 5600 and from a Asus Prime B350-Plus to a Asus TUF X570.

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Clone it using any cloning software (personally using Macrium Reflect twice here) from the WD to the Corsair for the most efficient and no-struggle way of reinstalling everything. Then after you successfully boot from the Corsair, delete ALL of the OS partition on the WD.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

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Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

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

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1 minute ago, dhannemon13 said:

Clone it using any cloning software (personally using Macrium Reflect twice here) from the WD to the Corsair for the most efficient and no-struggle way of reinstalling everything. Then after you successfully boot from the Corsair, delete ALL of the OS partition on the WD.

Thanks a lot, where do I delete the partitions from? Sorry, first time doing this.

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2 minutes ago, CalzerDan said:

Thanks a lot, where do I delete the partitions from? Sorry, first time doing this.

You can use the Windows's Disk Management, or might try the 3rd party (I prefer this tho) one like the same one you'd use for cloning. It's the same.

 

Just be focus when deleting partitions. Won't be funny if you selecting the wrong partition.

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

 

Audio

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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Just now, dhannemon13 said:

You can use the Windows's Disk Management, or might try the 3rd party (I prefer this tho) one like the same one you'd use for cloning. It's the same.

 

Just be focus when deleting partitions. Won't be funny if you selecting the wrong partition.

Thanks

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1 minute ago, CalzerDan said:

Thanks

You're welcome, don't forget to extend your existing partition on the WD after you delete the OS partitions tho.

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

 

Audio

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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Reinstalling is also a (preferrable) option.

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2 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

Reinstalling is also a (preferrable) option.

I'd rather not have to spend more money on a new Windows license.

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Just now, CalzerDan said:

I'd rather not have to spend more money on a new Windows license.

You won't have to. You can reuse the old one (if you bought the license originally), or if it was originally installed under UEFI, it will pick it up once finished installation.

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Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

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1 minute ago, svmlegacy said:

You won't have to. You can reuse the old one (if you bought the license originally), or if it was originally installed under UEFI, it will pick it up once finished installation.

Okay

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7 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

You won't have to. You can reuse the old one (if you bought the license originally), or if it was originally installed under UEFI, it will pick it up once finished installation.

Should I format my old drive as well?

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