Best method for transferring OS to new drive (without reinstalling)


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+jnelsoninjax

I am currently working on my wife's system, and she wants the OS on it's own drive (which I agree with) it is currently installed on a M.2 and would be moved to another M.2. Would creating an image with Acronis or something similar be the best method for accomplishing this?

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+xrobwx71

I use Macrium Reflect Free with it's clone function and have had much success.

 

If you have a problem booting the new cloned drive, you can also use Macriums "fix boot problems" function as well.

 

 

 

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+jnelsoninjax

Cool, thanks that is what I was looking for.

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+xrobwx71
1 minute ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Cool, thanks that is what I was looking for.

 

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Brandon H

any cloning software will suffice. additionally a lot of times you can find a link/key to the recommended cloning software from the drive manufacturer site support section :)

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Sulphy

As long as the underlying hardware is the same (mobo, cpu etc...) ... then yeah, a drive clone would work just fine!

You could also use a bootable linux usb drive, and use the drive clone tool. That would probably be a better option, so you arent cloning from a drive that has the os currently running on it :)

I think Hirens Boot CD has a few drive cloning tools as well.

 

 

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