vonkcire
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Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

My laptop is a Dell 14 7460, it comes with dual drive (128gb M.2 SSD and a 500 gb HDD). Now Im planning to replace the 128 gb with a samsung evo m.2 ssd. Here's my question:

Is it possible to just clone my OS (which is installed in my 128gb ssd) to the HDD. Use that as my temporary boot drive, replace the 128 gb ssd with the new one, and then clone the OS from the HDD back to the new ssd? I dont have the enclosure, that's why I am asking, thank you for the replies. 🙂

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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

vonkcire.

In theory yes. But Dell does not sell a cloning software.

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vonkcire
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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

That's alright, Easeus offers free trial for their software for cloning. I could use that to clone from the old SSD to the HDD, then use samsung's cloning software which comes free when you buy a samsung evo, to clone back FROM HDD to the new SSD.

Thankful for the dual boot drive. Thank you Jesse

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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

Here is the steps you can take in order to have all your windows and contents onto the other drive.

This a Tutorial after that i cloned my HDD to the SSD

hope it helps

https://youtu.be/_9h0i3WEOkE

If you have any question dont hesitate

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dai1
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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

It has no need to be so complex. You can directly clone your OS from the old SSD to the new one. I know you are worry about the boot matter. Let's think, you just insert your new SSD and boot from original SSD. Then, clone the system from the original SSD to new SSD (www.aomeitech.com/.../migrate-os-to-ssd-1234.html) using a software. Next, turn off the machine, replace the original SSD with the new one and boot from the new SSD.

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vonkcire
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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

@dai1 - I only have one M.2 slot available, and that's where my old ssd is.

@Vtube - Thank you 🙂

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fasnis
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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

Did it work fine?

I want to do the same thing here.

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Felix the Miao
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RE: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

is it Work? Can i clone Window 10 without losing any auto recover system setting on the Harddisk. after clone the window 10. how to Reformat the old harddisk for save data...  

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Re: Cloning my windows 10 for new ssd

 

Looking to a reliable system migration solution that shows you how to clone your Windows 10 to a new SSD? Thankfully, there is a useful third-party drive clone software - iSumsoft Cloner. It is designed to complete the cloning, backup and restores of the operating system. It offers an amazing feature to help you upgrade your hard drive to SSD, clone system and data drives to SSD disk and more
Step 1: Connect the SSD to the laptop.
Step 2: Wait for the laptop to detect it. Initialize your SSD disk to MBR or GPT – exactly the same as the current system drive, so you can boot the system effortlessly after cloning the Windows system.

Step 3: Copy the Windows system drive to the SSD drive.

• Download iSumsoft Cloner, install and launch it.

• Select the “Copy” tab. Select the drive on which the Windows system drive is installed (usually Drive C:) as the source partition and then select the SSD drive as the target partition. Click the “Start” button to continue.

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When prompted to complete these operations, it means that the Windows installation has been cloned into the SSD drive. More details see: Clone a Hard Drive to an SSD Disk in Windows 10 without Losing Data

 

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