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Freeware for cloning OS drive


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computerwiz12890

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Hey Guys & Gals!

 

I've been out of the software/hardware business for so long, I need a little advice...

 

I just bought a refurbished computer, and the first thing I want to do is swap out the SSD with a bigger SSD.  It comes with Windows 10 Professional (it's a workstation) and I'd like to copy the drive over to my bigger one.  I have no idea how Windows 10 works with key activation or if that would even be an issue here.  I know in previous Windows, it would fuss if the actual hardware changes too much.  But anyways...can anyone point me to a good FREE cloning software that will copy everything over?  "Bonus points" if there's a step by step tutorial on how to do it...  :whistling:

 

Thanks in advance!!   :spoton:


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dmccoy

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You should not have an issue with just changing the hard drive. I recommend the following if your disk did not come with the cloning software.

Macrium Reflect free
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

https://knowledgebas...nt/view/2457771
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starjax

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Welcome back ComputerWiz.  I second Macrium Reflect.  I find it easy to use. 

 

You can try this guide:  https://www.techrada...your-pc-1319885

 

Most of the guides out there are out of date (for an older version of software) but most are serviceable.  If you have an specific questions I can try to answer. One of the best features is the ability to due a live clone of the hard drive.


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computerwiz12890

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Thanks guys!  Will certainly give it a shot.   :D


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carbon copy cloner


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