Hi, l have dell inspiron 5577 with 120gb ssd + 1tb hdd. And now l want to upgrade my ssd to the larger one. The old one was Toshiba sata ssd, and l choose to buy 500gb crucial p1 m.2 nvme. l wanted to upgrade it without reinstalling windows, so l used "macrium reflect" software to clone the disk. (from old Toshiba to new crucial). And l use a USB adapter to connect new ssd. After successful cloning, l disconnect old Toshiba ssd and inserted a new one to the same slot. As l know from tutorials It should be booted automatically, because l 've already removed old ssd. But it did not work. So, in the boot menu, l disabled the safe boot mode and change to legacy mode. As a first boot media l select new ssd but it did not also work. ("not bootable media"). According to the manual, nvme M.2 2280 is compatible with the motherboard. But l couldn't boot the from new ssd. In the forum there are similar discussions, but my situation is a bit different, l want to upgrade from ssd to ssd, (not from hdd to ssd), so it is the same slot. What would you recommend? is it impossible to do it without reinstalling windows?
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At this point, you need to start over. switching from UEFI to legacy destroyed your OS. So first thing is to set your system back to UEFI turn safe boot back on. Put your old SSD in your External case. Boot F12 select UEFI USB for your MR Recovery USB to boot.
So start over with MR this time clone the entire disk, expand your C: Partition to fit the new SSD follow the directions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LClr3FPg4_4
Thanks for the prompt reply. There is more than one partition, should l clone all of them? and after cloning, l entered new sdd to slot. Instruction after that l did not get it. Let's say l connect old ssd with an external case and make a recovery USB via macrium. What should l do then? in the safe mode l cannot select boot media. It does it automatically, and it did not boot it from new ssd.
Please follow the directions in the video.
Yes, you must clone the ENTIRE Disk/SSD If you expect it to boot up and work.
If you need step by step tutorial that you can print out