Extracting windows from HDD to SSD

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I need some help with extracting windows from my hard drive to my new SSD. I've looked up multiple videos and none of them seem to be helpful. If anybody knows how and could help guide me that would be fantastic.
 
Oct 24, 2018
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@Emerald Just OS. I have tried using EaseUs and copied the OS paritions to my SSD. Then I went into the BIOS and made it run my SSD from boot. But I am not getting fast boot times and it seems like nothing has happened.
 

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You probably did it incorrectly.

If at all possible, redo it.
Just like this:

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
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 wipe as necessary.
Delete the 450MB Recovery Partition, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
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