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deety

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PLEASE don't ask me why, but can I clone Windows 10 from an M.2 drive to an HDD and then use the HDD as the boot drive?
I would be using Macrium Reflect and the drives are the same size. I can find lots of info on the reverse process, but nothing on what I want to do. M.2 to HDD.
Thanks in anticipation.
 

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Yes you can but you will need to remove the M.2 drive after cloning or reformat it.
 

deety

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Thanks for the reply and info, texasbullet. I'll give it a go.
 

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I would do the cloning again, by clicking 'Clone Disk' in Macrium then, when it has finished immediately shutdown the computer and disconnect the M.2 drive and then turn it back on. It should boot into Windows now, if it does you can reconnect the M.2 again.
 

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Thanks managed, I'll get on this tomorrow. For now I need my beauty sleep.
 
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