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Hey. I have recently gotten a 240 GB Kingston SSD, and now i want to move windows 10 to it. I don't want to remove any data on my old 1 TB HDD, which is full with games and important files. Is there any easy way to move the windows 10 files to the ssd? My license to windows 10 is not OEM.
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  1. lucasaaron813 said:
    Hey. I have recently gotten a 240 GB Kingston SSD, and now i want to move windows 10 to it. I don't want to remove any data on my old 1 TB HDD, which is full with games and important files. Is there any easy way to move the windows 10 files to the ssd? My license to windows 10 is not OEM.


    "Just" the OS? No.

    How much total space is consumed on your current drive?
    Do you have (or can borrow) another drive with some free space on it?
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    "Just" the OS? No.

    How much total space is consumed on your current drive?
    Do you have (or can borrow) another drive with some free space on it?


    i do have another hdd connected with 720 GB free. I have used around 550 GB on the drive that windows is currently installed on. Should i move the files to the other drive then?
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    USAFRet said:


    "Just" the OS? No.

    How much total space is consumed on your current drive?
    Do you have (or can borrow) another drive with some free space on it?


    i do have another hdd connected with 720 GB free. I have used around 550 GB on the drive that windows is currently installed on. Should i move the files to the other drive then?


    It depends on what these "files" are.
    Doc/Music/Photo....yes.
    Steamgames, yes.
    Other applications? No.

    For Steam games, just copy your whole SteamApps folder off to that other drive.

    For a successful clone operation, you need to get the actual used space to below 20)GB.

    Then...
    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 original boot partitions, 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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  4. Thank you very much, my ssd is now my boot drive, and i am reinstalling the programs i had to remove
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