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Can you simply swap logical HDs via a cloning software without reinstalling tOS?

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#1 SPL Tech

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:47 PM

I have a 10k Velociraptor in my desktop right now and I want to get an SSD. I am wondering if I use some form of cloning software if I can simply copy the entire logical drive over to my SSD and then boot with the SSD without having to reinstall Windows? The only caveat is the new hard drive will be larger than the old one, so the sizes dont match.
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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:37 AM

Sure, you can just clone the disk and swap them.


I use Acronis to to this, but EaseUS is also popular. Both these applications will proportionally modify your partition sizes for the clone.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 04:15 AM

Agree as Above , but if you have issues possibly ,  i prefer MiniTool Partition Wizard  for the Clone , will do all thats required.


EG:    Here are several copy methods:

  • Fit partitions to entire disk.
  • Copy partitions without resize.
  • Copy partitions with minimum size. 

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