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hello i bought a m.2 ssd and id like to move everything off my current C drive to the m.2 without reinstalling windows

ive done a lil research on this i downloaded Acronis true image and tried to move everything over, it worked but i just had a image on the m.2 not my file system
what do i do next?

or is there a easier way to move everything?
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post #2 of 18

I'm guessing that you have to extract everything out of that image.

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oh i never tried opening it with winrar.. lol
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post #4 of 18

You probably could have used Acronis True Image too. I don't know.

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post #5 of 18
I'm guessing you made an image with acronis, which you placed on the M.2 drive.

Basically, you made a package (image) of your complete system and placed it on the M.2 Drive. But as a package, it won't do anything, just like a program wouldn't do anything inside a .zip or .rar file.

What you should do is use acronis to make the image of your old drive and place it on an external hard drive. Then boot up acronis using a bootable USB or CD and select the image from the external drive. Acronis should then restore ("extract") the image back to it's original form on your selected drive (the M.2) and then it should be able to boot.

One thing tho, i'd personally do a clean install. It's not necessary, normally speaking. But seeing you already have an image which is good for a backup, you could do a clean installtion and open up the backup later on and sort our your files.
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post #6 of 18
What you want to do with Acronis True Image is run the "Clone Disk" option which is in the tools section. Select your current drive as the source and the M.2 drive as the destination.
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thx for the reply's i will try this and post back
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post #8 of 18
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-update-

after getting mad I just installed fresh win 10 on the m.2 and updated to the creators update and just reinstalled 2 games that were on the ssd. took the long but better way out tongue.gif
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post #9 of 18
You could have just booted a Linux live USB and used the DD command - sudo su > dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb , it would have copied bit by bit everything from drive A to drive B.
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post #10 of 18
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ill have to remember that thanks
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