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Easiest way to clone the OS off an HDD onto an M.2?

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User Info: Villain

Villain
3 weeks ago#1
I'm planning on getting this soon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L80DH4G/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I38R512BZI9VUO&colid=VKMJASWHTKET

I'm hoping that I can pop it in the PC, copy the OS onto it, change the boot order to boot from the M.2, then reformat the HDD.

I'd rather not have to do a fresh windows install if at all possible.
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User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
3 weeks ago#2
clonezilla live cd
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User Info: yars

yars
3 weeks ago#3
why not a fresh install? it takes a half hour tops.
My whole life has been a miserable pig filled ordeal because of you.

User Info: Villain

Villain
3 weeks ago#4
yars posted...
why not a fresh install? it takes a half hour tops.


in addition to reinstalling all of my other programs and configuring them?
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User Info: yars

yars
3 weeks ago#5
why do you have so many damn programs?
My whole life has been a miserable pig filled ordeal because of you.

User Info: Villain

Villain
3 weeks ago#6
What does that matter
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User Info: Villain

Villain
3 weeks ago#7
OK so if I get clonezilla are these steps correct?

Install M.2
Clone OS drive to M.2 with clonezilla
Change boot order in BIOS so the PC boots from the M.2 Drive
Change the letter of the M.2 Drive to the C drive
Reformat previous HDD that had the OS
???
Profit?
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User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
3 weeks ago#8
I'm done holding your hand.
I worship Jesus Christ and am 100% proud to be Christian!
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User Info: Villain

Villain
3 weeks ago#9
It was sticky anyway
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User Info: 2DJunky

2DJunky
3 weeks ago#10
Cloning is a good idea for casuals...and bad choice for those who actually knows about computers!
Dell Inspiron 15 5566 (15.6") / i3-7100U / 6GB RAM / 120GB SSD
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