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Migrate Win OS from SSD to Harddrive

fleart1

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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?

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samuria

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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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Mark Phelps

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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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fleart1

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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?
 
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samuria

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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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fleart1

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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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samuria

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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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fleart1

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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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samuria

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You don't touch it unless you want to restore your system you should create new ones every month if you fully compress them you should be able to keep a few make sure you create a bootable disk for the clone so you can boot up to restore
 

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RolandJS

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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.
Cloning or making full partitions will not delete anything from the source SSD.
 
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RolandJS

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Using Windows Disk Management, how many partitions are on the original SSD? What are they? How much bytespace allocated to each partition? Within each partition, how much of that allocated bytespace is actually being used? One exception! Windows 7 sometimes has a System Reserved partition -- unreadable by most windows utilities, this is normal. I don't know what Windows 10 has for system-boot partition.
Using Windows Disk Management, on the replacement HD, what partitions have you created so far? , How much allocated bytespace for each one?
If you clone SSD onto replacement HD, the replacement HD will be an exact mirror of the original SSD.
If you make full images of each SSD partition, and you restore said partitions [in the order as found on the SSD], the replacement HD should be good to go. I do not know if Windows 10 is also "married" to a HD [along with UEFI or BIOS]-- others can tell us.
I'm repeating some of the above postings, 'cause I kinda sorta got lost in the shuffle, I'm in and out of classes today.
 

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    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
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    desktop w/PS2
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fleart1

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Can't make image on this USB. It is 129Gb partition with 89Gb used. there is only 1 partition on it.
The HD has 2 partions and no boot only data on 1 partition and the other partition is unallocated. You see the attached shot where it says all data will be destroyed if I try to migrate? Well I want it on G but can't select it just the disk, and all my data is on D: Toshiba will be wiped out. clone1.jpg
 

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RolandJS

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I missed the part about migration, I was thinking imaging. Let me bow out and let others continue the discussion :)
 

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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

fleart1

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OK. well thanks to everyone. I now know that I can migrate and not lose my copy, and that I can mirror if it is not on USB port, and that I must somehow back upthe data on my HD so that I can migrate to it.
 

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