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Migrate OS from HDD to SSD

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I want to add an internal SSD into my laptop with my existing HDD. I want to transfer my windows to my new SSD. Please suggest the method for the same.

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What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB-to-SSD drive adapter (like the one illustrated below)
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

NOTE: To do this easily, the SDD has to be the same capacity as the HDD.  IF you get an SDD that is a lot smaller, then before you do the cloning, you have to shrink the largest partition on the HDD (usually the OS partition), to the size such that it, and the other partitions, fit easily on the SSD.


You should boot from the new drive without any problems.

Typical USB-to-SSD adapter:

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Good Luck

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I also want to keep my hdd in my laptop as my second storage space.

 

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You can only do that if there (1) is room in the laptop for both the SSD and HDD, and (2) there are two plugs on the drive connector cable -- one for the HDD and one for the SDD.

 

Desktops are more flexible because they have more room and their drive cables nearly always support two drives.

 

If both those conditions are met, then once you get the PC up and running with both drives, you want to remove the OS partition from the HDD and repartition it as a data only drive.

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