I just bought an SSD drive today for my custom built desktop computer. I already have windows 10 and all the drivers and programs and updates install to my current HDD. I now want to take windows 10 and install it on the SDD. I want to be able to get rid of windows 10 on my current HDD but keep all the content i have installed it already. Is there any special methods I must do in order to keep everything proper and working? How can I do this. It would be great if there is a guide that I can refer to. I am having difficulties trying to find my exact answer as they all seem opposite of what I want to do.
- Ensure SSD is installed in the system, but no need to format.
- Clean up your windows disk, removing caches, temp files, old service packs, and any data that you don't want on your SSD. Treesize Free can help with this.
- Install Macrium Reflect free on your current drive.
- Create a boot USB drive
- Boot from USB, create an image of Windows 10.
- Write disk image to the SSD.
- Boot using the SSD. Do anything else you like, such as deleting the Windows folder.