Migrating from old ssd to new ssd ?

SamuelSanjaya

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hey, so first of all sorry for my bad english, it;s not my native language.

I want to transfer my data from the old ssd to new ssd, including the OS itself.

i also installed some apps and games on my old ssd but the majority of it is in my hdd.

So my question is, if i migrate all the data, including the os to the new ssd, will it have some negative impact ? Like for an example, some apps didnt run right ? cause i read somewhere that its best to do a clean install of windows when you upgrading.

thanks.

my ssd is 850 evo 250GB. Upgrading to 850 evo 500gb.
 

JoeMomma

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Try using EaseUS Partition Manager (free).
https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

How it works is when you use it, EPM writes a Linux script.
When you click Apply, your PC will reboot into Linux, run the script to copy the drive and boot back into Windows.
Then you can remove the old drive and secure the new one.

You will have no problems transferring your system over.
The only time you should need to re-install Windows is if you are upgrading the motherboard.
 

Grobe

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Hi.

In order to give an apropriate answer on that you must be very specific on how your partitions are set up. There may be neccesary to use an external usb drive for temporarly file storage.

 

USAFRet

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Going from a smaller to a larger is generally no problem.

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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