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Migrating Windows partition from HDD to SSD

Hi, the name's pretty much explaining it all, i just bought an SSD, samsung 860 evo 250gb, my current C drive, windows partition, are on my old HDD.
Is it possible that i migrate the whole partition from the HDD into SSD without damaging anything? TIA
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  1. Sunny Neuroxa said:
    Hi, the name's pretty much explaining it all, i just bought an SSD, samsung 860 evo 250gb, my current C drive, windows partition, are on my old HDD.
    Is it possible that i migrate the whole partition from the HDD into SSD without damaging anything? TIA


    How much space is currently consumed on your C drive or partition?
  2. USAFRet said:
    Sunny Neuroxa said:
    Hi, the name's pretty much explaining it all, i just bought an SSD, samsung 860 evo 250gb, my current C drive, windows partition, are on my old HDD.
    Is it possible that i migrate the whole partition from the HDD into SSD without damaging anything? TIA


    How much space is currently consumed on your C drive or partition?


    100GB approx
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    Sunny Neuroxa said:
    USAFRet said:
    Sunny Neuroxa said:
    Hi, the name's pretty much explaining it all, i just bought an SSD, samsung 860 evo 250gb, my current C drive, windows partition, are on my old HDD.
    Is it possible that i migrate the whole partition from the HDD into SSD without damaging anything? TIA


    How much space is currently consumed on your C drive or partition?


    100GB approx


    OK then...no problem.

    Exactly like this:

    Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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    Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
    Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
    Power off
    Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
    Power up
    Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
    Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
    Click the 'Clone' button
    Wait until it is done
    When it finishes, power off
    Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
    This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
    Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
    Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
    If good, continue the power up

    It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
    Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

    If it works, and it should, all is good.

    Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
    Delete the 450MB Recovery Partition, here:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
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