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Novice With New Laptop- Question re: Data Transfer


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:11 PM

MSI GS70 is about to go...picked up the MSI Apache Pro (specs for both below).

Zero experience on transferring data from backup. Img...cloning? What is the most user friendly way to transfer all to new laptop? Do the disk sizes create an issue? How are Windows updates affected? Nvidia drivers (different card)? What issues should I be prepared for?

Or, as a total novice in this area, should I just reinstall each app one by one?

 

Thanks

 

MSI GS70 2OD-002US (OLD)

Windows 8 (Now 10 Home)

Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor

17.3" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M 2G GDDR5

256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

16GB DDR3L 1600MHz System Memory

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MSI 17.3" GE72VR Apache Pro-027 (NEW)

Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

32 GB Memory

512 GB SSD 1 TB HDD

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit - VR Ready

17.3" Display


Edited by hamluis, 29 November 2016 - 02:06 PM.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 04:10 PM

How to Clone a Hard Drive

 


How to Clone HDD to a Solid-State Disk Without Reinstalling Windows

 


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 04:55 PM

Thanks, appreciate the links. Will go through them tonight.

 

Issue is, I have the system and a few important apps on the SSD.  The many gigs of other apps are installed on the HDD. Do I do each separately?....Lol, clueless. Will read first and see if the brain processes the info.

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

When you clone a drive you create copy of that drive to another different drive everything from one drive is copied to new empty drive. Read the articles you will understand how to clone a drive.


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:43 PM

Thanks again, FreeBooter.

Just arrived home. Will check out the links and learn a few things..I hope, lol.



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:50 PM

You are very welcome!


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:54 AM

Will probably clone over the weekend..

Only worry is the overwriting of all the hardware/s/w drivers (nvidia, etc, etc) with incorrect drivers.

 

Thanks again. Will post results.


Edited by chiiibill, 02 December 2016 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 04:32 PM

You don't want to clone.  These are two different machines.  You would be best served by backing up your data and restoring it on the new machine and reinstalling your applications.  Here is what Microsoft recommends.  When I do this for work I pull the drive from the old machine and connect it to the new machine with a USB3 to SATA cable.  I can move 60GB of data in about a half hour.  Normally what you want to move are the contents of the C:\Users\USERNAME where USERNAME is your user account name.  Don't back up the AppData folder.  If you need specific things out of there get them individually.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:06 PM

Thanks Kilroy.

 

Excuse my ignorance but what, exactly, is transferred with my "username" folder?

appears as if LapLink offers transfer of selected/individual apps also. Shouldn't that be safe?


Edited by chiiibill, 02 December 2016 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:09 PM

Please read the article from below link.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/239815/why-cant-you-move-a-windows-installation-to-another-computer/


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:21 PM

Excellent read. thank!



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 11:09 PM

You are very welcome!


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:46 PM

chiiibill your User Name folder is the default location for your Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and pretty much all of your important information.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:00 PM

Yes, would not do to forget that folder.

Thanks much for the education.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

Laplink is amazing. Support is excellent. Will walk you through process if needed. Nearly 70G in just short of 30 minutes via USB3.0 cable.

Users, nearly all apps, Browsers, etc. transferred with settings, extensions.

Only a very few items needed to be easily "fixed" or reinstalled.

(AV must be transferred manually)

Thanks all for the assists.


Edited by chiiibill, 13 December 2016 - 10:12 PM.





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