[SOLVED] Cloning HDD to SSD

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I have a windows SSD and 1TB HDD of miscellaneous files like Steam etc.

I'm buying a tb SSD and I wonder if I can clone the entire HDD (does not contain boot files) to the new SSD without having any sorts of registery issues

Or is it safer to reinstall everything ?(Besides windows)

thanks in advance
 

USAFRet

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No problem!

For a secondary drive, the only considerations is that the folder structure remains the same, and the drive letter is the same.

You can either clone, or a simple copy/paste from one to the other.
Swap drive letters around so that the new drive ends up with the same drive letter as the original.
Done.

Windows will not care, except that what used to live on the HDD is now SSD fast...;)
 

USAFRet

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I have a windows SSD and 1TB HDD of miscellaneous files like Steam etc.

I'm buying a tb SSD and I wonder if I can clone the entire HDD (does not contain boot files) to the new SSD without having any sorts of registery issues

Or is it safer to reinstall everything ?(Besides windows)

thanks in advance
You're referring to moving the contents of the secondary HDD to a similar size secondary SSD?
 

USAFRet

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No problem!

For a secondary drive, the only considerations is that the folder structure remains the same, and the drive letter is the same.

You can either clone, or a simple copy/paste from one to the other.
Swap drive letters around so that the new drive ends up with the same drive letter as the original.
Done.

Windows will not care, except that what used to live on the HDD is now SSD fast...;)
 

buckshot187

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No problem!

For a secondary drive, the only considerations is that the folder structure remains the same, and the drive letter is the same.

You can either clone, or a simple copy/paste from one to the other.
Swap drive letters around so that the new drive ends up with the same drive letter as the original.
Done.

Windows will not care, except that what used to live on the HDD is now SSD fast...;)
thanks! needed the reassurance

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No problem!

For a secondary drive, the only considerations is that the folder structure remains the same, and the drive letter is the same.

You can either clone, or a simple copy/paste from one to the other.
Swap drive letters around so that the new drive ends up with the same drive letter as the original.
Done.

Windows will not care, except that what used to live on the HDD is now SSD fast...;)
Does swapping letters really work with no problem?
And I swap them while using windows on HDD normally?!
 

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