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Windows 7: Cloning my program HDD to new NVMe

4 Weeks Ago   #1
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Cloning my program HDD to new NVMe

I keep my programs on a separate drive from the OS (a WD spinner). I've recently added an SX8200 Pro M.2 drive and want to make it the program disk. How best to accomplish that without losing all the shortcuts and associations?


I have Minitool Partition Wizard; could I use the migrate OS to SSD wizard? I've never really got on with Macrium Reflect.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try changing the copied disk drive letter to whatever was drive letter of your original programs partition.

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I have Minitool Partition Wizard; could I use the migrate OS to SSD wizard?
No, because that would migrate the OS. You only want to migrate the progams partition. Use the copy partition function, then change the drive letter.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You could try changing the copied disk drive letter to whatever was drive letter of your original programs partition.


No, because that would migrate the OS. You only want to migrate the progams partition. Use the copy partition function, then change the drive letter.

Thanks SIW2. I think I'm wrestling with Migrate vs Copy. I certainly don't want to move the OS.



Here's what I want to do:


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4 Weeks Ago   #4
SIW2

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Any decent partition manager and many disk image programs can copy partitions. Pretty sure you can do it with PartWiz.

You might have to delete the G first ( probably PartWiz will only copy into unallocated space, for safety).

Then Copy D partition to SX8200.

Then copy J into the remaining unallocated space on the SX8200.

Then release the drive letters ( or change to something else ) from the original D and J partitions.

Then set the two copied partitions to D and J.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

PartWiz did fine - it was the "unallocated space" requirement that was throwing me. Once I deleted that empty partition, everything copied easily enough. Because I was moving programs that were in use, Partition Wizard rebooted into a shell to complete the operations before returning me to Windows. I re-lettered the drives and all the programs run normally from their shortcuts.


Thanks SIW2!
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

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