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Migrate Win OS from SSD to Harddrive

  1. #1


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    Win10

    Migrate Win OS from SSD to Harddrive


    HI,
    I have MiniPartion tool and AOME partion assistant, and want to migrate my win OS from my old Lenovo SSd to my new HD (on an old computer). I only have one good copy of Win on my SSD that is validated and dont want to have it wiped out by migrating to the new hardddisk. Can anybody tell me if migration will just copy the OS to new HD and leave my old copy intact on the SSD?

    Thanks,

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  2. #2


    Welcome to the forum. You need to clone the whole drive not just copy so all partitions boot etc is copied
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  3. #3


    These are the Windows 8 forums, but your system specs say Win10.

    IF it IS Win10, and is it currently running on a Lenovo PC, and you did the Upgrade there, it will not activate in a different PC -- because the Win10 license is tied to the "device" on which it is originally installed.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Win10


    boo hoo hoo , all I want to know is .......But if i TRY to migrate it will it remove my only copy from my SSD?
    Last edited by fleart1; 10 Oct 2016 at 15:57.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    windows8


    The easy way for transferring the OS requires you can try EaseUS Partition Master, it does everything for you. check Free Migrate Windows 10/8/7 OS to SSD with EaseUS Partition Master - EaseUS
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Win10


    Hi,
    But this is my only copy and I need to know if it will delete the old SSD copy when I make the new copy on my HD.
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  7. #7


    Clone it then remove SSD if it's OK you know it works you can download Windows 10 and do a clean install so there is no need to worry
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Win10


    Ok, I have a "DIGITAL COPY" IF IT IS DELETED i dont have a key. I spent an hour with MS support to get this activated! Now, is there a way to get something off the software so that I don't have to download another copy and go thru all that again? That is the problem!
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  9. #9


    If you create a disk image you will be able to use that to restore it should you need it and it's activated it's recorded on ms servers now so you should be able to do a clean install and it should activate no problem
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    Win10


    Great. Now I have a HD with 2 partitions. One partition has all my data and the secondd I made for 146Gb for this partition (its only 119Gb for this OS). I will make the image to it and then open it right? Sorry but now to different computers and OS.
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