[SOLVED] I want transfer all information on to new drive

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So I just purchased a Samsung 970 Pro M2 and want to move all my files, settings, OS (everything ) from my old hard drive to my new Samsung 970 Pro. I see that Windows 10 doesn't have a Windows Easy Transfer ,so what's the best program out there that will do the job? Windows offers an alternative ,but you have to pay for it of course. Any free software that'll do the job ? Any of you guys done this before? What software did you use ?
 

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So I just purchased a Samsung 970 Pro M2 and want to move all my files, settings, OS (everything ) from my old hard drive to my new Samsung 970 Pro. I see that Windows 10 doesn't have a Windows Easy Transfer ,so what's the best program out there that will do the job? Windows offers an alternative ,but you have to pay for it of course. Any free software that'll do the job ? Any of you guys done this before? What software did you use ?
How much space is consumed on your current C drive or partition?
What size is the new SSD?
 

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The new SSD is a 1 TB and the old SSD is a Samsung EVO 2.5 250gb . About 129GB is taken up from the old hard drive. I plan to use the old hard drive as a back up.
Just like this, with teh Samsung Data Migration tool:

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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
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 (Disregard this...no 'cables' on the new 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 all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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