Question Cloning OS from HDD to SSD

ping2002

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So i ordered an ssd and plane to clone the OS from HDD to SSD.My HDD has 2 partiton, one of them is C: drive which contain the OS stuff and the other D: drive which contain Games and other stuff.
What i wanna know is after Cloning and boot up from ssd, can i just format the C; drive partition and mix it with my D: drive which so that ill have the HDD as one partion?
Another question is, if i delete the C: drive partition will it affect my D: drive?and can i mix them both together
 
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ping2002

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So that we're all on the same page, please show us a screencap of your current Disk Management window.

What size/make/model is the new SSD?
How much space is consumed on your current C drive or partition?
Ill send screencao of disk management window tomorrow.But the new ssd is kingston A400 480gb and only aroumd 230gb comsumed in current C: partition but the partition on HDD is divided into 2 438gb for C: and around 1.5tb for D: drive
 

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Migrating to the SSD, no problem. Steps below.
Cleaning up this HDD is going to require use of a 3rd party partition management tool.
GParted or Minitool Partition Wizard
However, anytime you mess with partitions, you really need a good backup of the contents.

Anyway, for the migration.
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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive. Uncheck the D partition.
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up
It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.
If it works, and it should, all is good.
Later, reconnect the old drive and manage the partitions as needed.
Delete all partitions except the one with your stuff in it, and merge it all into one large partition.
Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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ping2002

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Migrating to the SSD, no problem. Steps below.
Cleaning up this HDD is going to require use of a 3rd party partition management tool.
GParted or Minitool Partition Wizard
However, anytime you mess with partitions, you really need a good backup of the contents.

Anyway, for the migration.
-----------------------------
Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
-----------------------------
Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive. Uncheck the D partition.
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up
It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.
If it works, and it should, all is good.
Later, reconnect the old drive and manage the partitions as needed.
Delete all partitions except the one with your stuff in it, and merge it all into one large partition.
Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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Ok thank you ill tell u result after i got my ssd
 

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