Moving installed programs to new drive

  John Bury 14:35 26 Mar 2018

Hi Running Windows10 on a SSD with most app programs installed on a separate HDD (E:), which has fault (block). I have purchased a new HDD and am wondering if the following will work. (1) install new HDD - Label it as P: drive (2) copy all files from E: to P: (3) stop PC and remove E: (4) reboot and re-label P: as E: (5) reboot Do you think all my apps on E: will work - or should I use an Application Mover app instead?

  beeuuem~2 15:26 26 Mar 2018

Assuming that all the programs are running correctly on the 'old' HDD why not clone the old drive to the new drive as described click here ? THis

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  John Bury 14:44 28 Mar 2018

Thanks for the reply. I tried with 2 Cloning apps (Macrium Reflect and Drive Image) both failed to execute. I tried disabling Antivirus but to no effect.

Could it because I may have programs open which are installed on E: drive I am trying to clone?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:51 28 Mar 2018

As the progams are register in the registry on C drive your method should work.

However I would be tempted to try making an image rather than a clone and make a rescue disk with Macrium and then swap drives and try restoring the image to the new drive.

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