How to Move Windows 10 to SSD Without Reinstalling?

Hello,Please let me know how to move Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling.I tried many times but unable to move me

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Windows 10 to SSD Without Reinstalling

1.Using AOMEI back upper to move Windows 10 to SSD

1.You will be required to download and install the AOMEI Backupper in your computer system.

2.Now connect the hard drive in your system.

3.Go to clone > click on “system clone” to launch the process.

4.A new window will appear on your screen asking you about where you want to move your OS files.

5.Click on your SSD and then confirm your choice.

6.Click on “next” and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the procedure.

7.Once the cloning process is completed, check if the windows activate or not.

8.If not, then perform the second method mentioned below.

2.Using other software which can be used to move Windows 10 to SSD 

1.Go to “EaseUS Todo” Backup.

2.Click on “clone” from the left sidebar.

3.Now click on “Disk Clone”.

4.As the windows 10 is installed, select your “current hard drive” and then your SSD as the target.

5.Check the Optimize for SSD box (this assures that your partition is correctly ‘formatted’ for the SSD).

6.Click on “Next”.

7.EaseUS will start copying your disk, you can check Shut down the computer when the operation completed, and your computer will turn off once the ‘transfer’ is done.

Once you are done with the above methods without any errors, your system is moved to the SSD. and now you are required to get rid of the HDD partition with Windows 10 on it.
Note: the only possible error that could appear is the message which tells you that your drive is too big, in that case, just delete more files from your HDD.

Steps to erase your original drive

1.Go to your system.

2.Search for your system drive and then right-click on it.

3.Now select “format”.

4.You will be prompted to wait until the procedure is completed.

In case you find out that your SSD drive is running out of space, you will have to restore your files and folders to the old and formatted HDD drive. In order to move your files and folders, follow the below steps to avoid the system errors.

1.Firstly, ope your old HDD drive which has now been emptied, and in that create a new folder to store all your files and folders.

2.Name the folder with your choice.

3.Next, C: Users<your username> and you should see all your user folders there.

4.You have to right-click on every folder and then select properties followed by Location tab.

5.Click on the Move button, and choose your newly created folder as the target. And all your user folders, like Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, etc. will all be placed at your old HDD Drive.

Steps to restore your personal files to the old HDD drive

1.Go to the backup (whatever you chose to be your backup destination, cloud, external storage, another partition, etc.).

2.Lastly, drag all the files including documents, music, images etc.) to your newly created my documents, my music and other user folders as well. 

To move Windows 10 to SSD, the most obvious thing you have to do is backup your drive, squeeze your disk space, copy your system partition to the SSD, and format the system partition on your HDD.Now once you are done with backing up your will have to remove the additional disk space as the SSD’s have lesser space than regular disks but also need to fit your system partition into the SSD drive.

All you required was to delete all the files and folders of documents, music, pictures etc. that will make your partition as small as possible.We hope the above article helped you to move Windows 10 to SSD successfully, speed up your work faster than before and get everything to work.

Morris Ivan 17 June 2021
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