Migrating an OS drive to a new drive
Sometimes it is nice to migrate an existing operating system drive to a new drive without having to reinstall or do weird migration things with odd commercial/custom software.
Why do this? A few reasons: My old spinning disk isn't as much fun as a new SSD. My SSD is too small and I need wiggle room!
The following are the steps needed for migrating a windows OS drive to a new drive. Covering two different scenarios:
- Scenario 1: Current existing drive smaller than new drive
- Scenario 2: Existing drive is larger than new drive.