Question Trying to migrate windows 10, but don't have system reserved

thebubfusion

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I am trying to use MiniTool to just migrate my OS from my HDD to my new SSD, but I have a recovery, FAT32, other, and just a NTFS partition and not a system reserved. Anyway to fix this?
 

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You need less space consumed on the current C drive.
That needs to be below 800GB for this to work.

When you're at that point, then try this. (Not Minitool, but rather Macrium Reflect)

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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
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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thebubfusion

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You need less space consumed on the current C drive.
That needs to be below 800GB for this to work.

When you're at that point, then try this. (Not Minitool, but rather Macrium Reflect)

-----------------------------
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
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 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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My SSD is a M.2 so I won't be able to swap the cables. Any ideas on that?
 

thebubfusion

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Right.
Don't bother with the cable thing...just ensure that you've disconnected the old drive at the end of the clone process, and then allow the system to try to boot up from only the new drive.
Also WD suggests using Acronis True Image to clone. I would imagine the process would be very similar if I used that program instead, correct?
 

thebubfusion

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Right.
Don't bother with the cable thing...just ensure that you've disconnected the old drive at the end of the clone process, and then allow the system to try to boot up from only the new drive.
Also once I boot from the new disk with the old one disconnected, how would I go about wiping the old one? Is it ok to plug back in after one start up from the new drive?
 

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