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Moving OS to SSD


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#1 doveroh

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:05 AM

Hello Everyone,

 

I am looking to see if anyone has an easy way of moving the Windows 10 OS onto an SSD (only the Windows files) and keeping the data and programs on the other hard drive.  The SSD is 30GB, so twice the size needs for Windows 10, but not enough for the programs and files (500GB).

 

Anyone have any experience doing this or any issues or suggestions on an easy way?

 

The only way I have done in the past is wipe and start over and do the reinstall of programs and transferring data from the backup over the the drive after the wipe.

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

IMO there is no easy way to do this - especially given the restrictions that you're operating under.

I'd suggest:

- disconnecting the other drive, then installing W10 on the SSD

- then connect the other drive and delete the files that aren't needed (all except your data files)

- then reinstall your programs pointing them at the other drive.


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