Please help!!! Move windows 10 to my new 960 evo

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  1. dodgehemi0

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    I have spent hrs and days trying to figure this POS out. Why is this so damn complicated? I hope someone on here will help me because I will send this MSI GE63vr back if I cant do this.
    Please help guys.

    And for the smart A$$s yes I have searched for hrs and nothing that works for me.
     
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    Backup current drive with Macrium Reflect.
    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
    Restore image back to new drive. Just make sure win10partition is equal or smaller than targetdrive. Otherwise shrink win10partition prior backup.
     
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    Ok, I used another back tool doing the same thing and no luck. Once I get this backup on my 960, do I take the windows drive out? I did this last time and once I started up it just took me to the bios. I tried switching the boot drives but it did the same thing.
    Thank you for the help, I want to throw this laptop across the room right now.


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    Once you get windows installed on the 960 evo, then you go into the Bios, set the boot drive to the SSD, save and exit and then it will boot to the SSD.
    you need to make sure the BIOS is set to AHCI and NOT to RAID. Some bioses will default to RAID and to AHCI. Use AHCI For single drives.
    You may need to make sure CSM is disabled and Bios is set to UEFI and NOT legacy.

    Then you can format the HDD and erase it.

    A chainsaw way to do things is to image the drive to the SSD as before, then when the image is done, turn off the laptop, open it, disconnect the HDD SATA connector, power on the laptop, go into Bios and set the boot drive, etc, load windows, close, turn off, then plug the HDD back in again.
    Then power on, go back in the Bios and make sure AHCI and the proper boot drive is still set.

    This always works.
     
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    Ok I’ll try that thank you.


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    so do I store
    the image on the current windows drive or on the new drive
     
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    got it save to 960evo
     
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    so my 960 is not showing up in my bootable drives. Its in windows and I can see it in the bios just not as a bootable drive.
     
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    its formatted in the NTFS so I am at a loss. This is sooooo damn stupid it should not be this difficult.
     
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    Any ideas?


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