09-06-2019 08:24 AM
Product name: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2, the product number is 1GY36PA#UUF
it uses SSD 256GB m2 NVME and now it is full disk. I want to upgrade to SSD 1T m2 NVME 970 EVO Samsung. Is it ok. And how i can move window and recovery image to new SSD.
Please help me.
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09-06-2019 08:43 AM
You can't actually move the Recovery info to another drive. While you can go through the mechanics of doing this, when done, you will discover that the recovery function will then no longer work.
As to moving the OS and boot partitions, you need to connect the new drive and then use a partitioning tool such as Minitool Partition Wizard -- and be sure to copy both the boot partitions and OS partition.
Once you have that done, you should then consider using a third-party tool for making an image backup to an external drive.
Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.
What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD
My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.
I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.
Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!
NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.
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