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    Windows 10 reinstall


    I'm currently running the windows 10 preview and just retired a 1TB drive from another computers Storage pool. Would it be possible to reinstall windows 10 on that drive since the drive that it is currently installed on is 500GB and still keep all my settings and programs etc? If so, how would I go about doing that? Thank you

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    YES, you can use Windows back up & restore to the 1tb drive.

    You will need to use the Windows system image, as the Bootable Recovery CD/DVD/USB will boot with Secure Boot

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    The tutorials are for Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 back up the same.
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    This should be a simple process just to clone the drive.
    Download Macrium Reflect Free and install.
    Follow the video to clone the drive.

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    Thank you both for the help. Cloning the drive worked great.
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Glad we could help. Thanks for reporting back
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