How to Move Windows 10 to an SSD?

Please let me know that how to move Windows 10 to an SSD. I am trying to move it but something missing in this. If you have done this then help me.


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Open Answer 23 January 2022

Move Windows 10 to an SSD:

If you want your Windows 10 to become faster and more efficient, then you must move your Windows 10 to an SSD i.e., a solid-state drive. For this, you need to move your OS to a new drive. However, the process to do so is a bit tricky on Windows 10. Below are the simple steps that you need to follow to move Windows 10 to an SSD. 

Step 1: Prepare Your System

Before you copy or move anything, it is important for you to clean your files and move them easily without going through any hassle. Windows actually has a proprietary cleanup tool that you must use before you go on with the process. Go to the Windows search bar and then search Disk Cleanup. After that, click on the link that appears. 

After that, a box will open up before you with a list of files in it. This will enable you to choose the files that you wish to remove. Then, review the file types as there is a lot of data that you don't need. However, you should double-check your options as you may find something that can be helpful. 

Select the option of "Clean Up System Files option given at the end of the Window. This will add some more files that you may have to delete like previous Windows installations. These files are huge in size. Click on Ok and then start the Disk Cleanup tool and then remove the trash from your system. The process will get completed within a few minutes. 

Step 2: Installation of a Migration Tool 

Windows 10 does not authorize a user to clone the OS to a new hard drive. Fortunately, we are available with applications that can help you with the cloning process. These programs can perform cloning functions particularly designed to move Windows 10 to SSD. 

After you are done downloading the backup tool, you can backup your data to deal with any unforeseen circumstances. Open your tool and start looking at the main menu. Every tool has a top menu and a sidebar along with backup tool options. 

Select the aptest option and choose the location where you would like to keep your files. Wait for this process to complete before you move on with the migration process. It is necessary for you to backup all your data on a different hard drive. 

Step 3: Select the Destination Drive

Connect your old or new hard drive. The drive you choose depends on how you are going to migrate. You are available with a variety of options that you can use to connect the internal hard drive but the best one is to use SATA. These wires are red and flat. 

Look for s free slot on your motherboard for connecting the drive. Now, open the backup application that you just chose. Go to the main menu and then start searching for the option of "Migrate OS to SSD". 

A new window will open up and then the program will start searching for the drives connected to your PC and will ask for the destination drive. Please ensure that you choose your SSD drive as your destination drive. Also, you must make sure that the destination drive has enough space. The window will also provide you with some important information about the data stored in every drive. 

Step 4: Customize Partitions

The backup tools allow you to adjust partition sizing. If you want, you can remove the partitions from the destination drive if it was configured to work with some other device. In case you are not sure, then the best thing that you can do is to remove the partitions.

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