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Migrating Windows 8.1 to a new Samsung 850 Pro SSD (v2.0!)

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    Would really love to participate,was at work and found you being successfull,great news!
    You dont even need to swap them drives,unless you really want your boot drive to boot from mobo's slot1,its supposed to be the right thing to do.As for resizing partition,Windows inbuilt will do just fine.I personally use AOMEI freeware products or MiniTool Partition wizard,they perform excellent.
    There is nothing wrong with the "imaged'' size,its being compressed by Macrium and you can even set the compresion level manual,no worries,you did great!Happy New Year everyone,stay frosty!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Epoch View Post
    uninstall Macrium, then make a normal Windows made image on the 500 GB external as back up.
    Glad you got it! I used to use the Windows image backup but switched to Macrium, why not keep Macrium and make a backup image from that as well and see how you like it going forward.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    I'm glad you got it worked out... but seriously man.. what was soooo important you couldn't just clean install windows on your new SSD? I did it and i've never been happier. It runs fast,smooth, and grooves.. and i didn't have to uninstall anything cause of pre-installed bloatware ..

    why try to bring over old mold when you can brew a new.?
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  4. #14


    uninstall Macrium
    Personally, I wouldn't do that. It comes in handy to make system images, which are compressed and take less space than the partitions they contain, and can be used for system restores.
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    I'm glad you got it worked out... but seriously man.. what was soooo important you couldn't just clean install windows on your new SSD? I did it and i've never been happier. It runs fast,smooth, and grooves.. and i didn't have to uninstall anything cause of pre-installed bloatware ..

    why try to bring over old mold when you can brew a new.?
    This is a very reasonable question and so I hope you think my answer is reasonable. Much of my storage drive is taken up by .wav files as I have programs to run VSTs for drums (BFD2). That is, I have a program that accesses a ton of professionally recorded drum sounds so that I can create drum tracks electronically that sound real. I need to download these files from the internet, and I am afraid a new installation might mess up the licenses or what not with the program. Basically I don't want to deal with that installation process again because IT was a pain in the first place. And setting up the program was difficult too, and I didn't want to deal with that again. This was actually the reason I upgraded to 512 GB: I was downloading a program/files that was 38 GB, and claimed it needed 110 GB free space to install properly.

    Tl;dr Going through clone installation actually might have taken less time than new installation. And my performance is amazing anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    uninstall Macrium
    Personally, I wouldn't do that. It comes in handy to make system images, which are compressed and take less space than the partitions they contain, and can be used for system restores.
    I haven't uninstalled it yet and now I probably won't.
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    Posts : 22
    windows 8.1 core x64x


    well now that you got a clone that works, put that away.. and put the old ssd back in and fresh install windows on it..

    then go to your website or whatever and try to get those files you speak of with licenses you are scared of not working and see if it works! .. then you will know for the future anyway and have a fresh install of windows.. on an old ssd anyway..

    im just so sorry you have a lenovo.. haha.. but hey, i'm screwed too..
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  7. #17


    My experience with the Samsung data migration tool is that it worked correctly one out of three times I've used it. On my PC, it worked flawlessly, but on my son's and a friend's PC's, it failed and I had to re-install Windows from scratch...
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