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post #11 of 18
I've always used mini partition tool...and just clone the drive. Change the boot sequence in the bios....bam. Then I get off the other drive things I forgot...lol
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post #12 of 18
For next time, a good choice is macrium reflect, you just image the disk, drag the partitions over and you're good.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by unseen0 View Post

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.

Hi,

I'm planning to do the same and have a question want to ask: Have you get success when doing this? I don't want to see any corruption when moving my Windows OS to a larger SSD. Also, what about driver/hardware compatibility?
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by ku4eto View Post

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.
tongue.gif I wouldn't give out commands like this without a little discretion.
 
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post #15 of 18
for future reference, mini tool partition wizard works wonders. They even have a utility to guide you through cloning your system onto an ssd, you click apply, the computer reboots and clones away with a gui telling you progress outside of the OS.
if you still have data on the old drive this could be an option to try.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/
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for future reference, mini tool partition wizard works wonders. They even have a utility to guide you through cloning your system onto an ssd, you click apply, the computer reboots and clones away with a gui telling you progress outside of the OS.
if you still have data on the old drive this could be an option to try.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/

That's what I said. I actually used it today. thumb.gif

Copied my C drive to a spare SSD. Booted into the bios, and chose the spare drive to boot from. Bam!

I have since, erased the main drive and removed it. It's going in my new build this afternoon/evening.
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Say you have a rig with only one M.2 slot and would like to swap that M.2 drive out for a larger one. What would be the steps? Clone M.2 drive to spare SATA drive, replace old M.2 with new M.2, boot from SATA drive, copy to new C Drive M.2?
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Should work. wink.gif
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