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    Windows 11 Install/Backup Advice

    Hello everyone,

    Basically I'm looking for some advice on how I can migrate my current OS build to a holding drive whilst I swap around my NVME drives.

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    C:\ - Windows OS drive - 512GB drive - reduced the foot print down to 120GB.
    F:\ - 'Game drive' - 1TB in total and purely used for games, nearly full but have enough room for the above Windows OS size.

    I have a new 2TB drive I want to put it but CBA with the full W11 install and thought I'd be able to clone/image my OS disk to a partition on the F:\ drive and carry on as normal. My 2TB NVME I'm installing would then become the 'game' drive and the 1TB my 'OS' drive.

    I'm not sure if I'm Googling this wrong as I can't find a clear guide and was assuming it was quite straight forward with something like Macrium or maybe even Windows own tools?
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    Re: Windows 11 Install/Backup Advice

    What drive is it? A lot of drives come with tools to do just that
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    Re: Windows 11 Install/Backup Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    What drive is it? A lot of drives come with tools to do just that
    Cheers - looks like WD offer Acronis True Image as a download. I'll look in to it tonight.
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    Re: Windows 11 Install/Backup Advice

    Yeah I've used Macrium Reflect for this, it was incredibly easy.

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    Re: Windows 11 Install/Backup Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Yeah I've used Macrium Reflect for this, it was incredibly easy.
    Likewise. I ended up with a 4-PC Reflect licence as I think the software is very good indeed (as a full backup solution, not just the imaging capability, the latter being available in the free version but the full file/folder backup needing a paid licence. Caveat - there are other very good options too, both for imaging and as a full backup option. After lots of poncing about trying things and making up my mind, I opted for Macrium. One reason was excellent customer/tect support.
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