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Want To Make My SSD My Boot Drive
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Having been a Apple/Mac user for the last 10-12 years, I am new to Windows 10 so PLEASE excuse my questions if they seem too elementary.  I got my ACEPC AK1 two weeks ago.  I purchased and installed a modest 120GB SDD drive.  Then using Macrium freeware I migrated all the partitions(4) from my C:drive to my E:drive.  The only noticeable exception was (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump) do not appear in my F drive Windows partition.

I want to make F: my boot drive.  I am assuming that the missing files mentioned above will appear in the Windows Partition once I make F: my boot drive.

I have searched the internet and YouTube for instructions on how to accomplish this on an ACEPC but  am not having any luck.  I have tried other instructions for doing this under Windows 10 and have failed.

Lucky for me I found this user group and I am asking for help.

Thanks in advance.
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(08-09-2018, 07:05 PM)SantaFeJim Wrote: I have searched the internet and YouTube for instructions on how to accomplish this on an ACEPC but  am not having any luck.  I have tried other instructions for doing this under Windows 10 and have failed.

Lucky for me I found this user group and I am asking for help.

Thanks in advance.

I tried EaseUS Todo Backup free, it works, but the best way is a fresh Windows installation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjMWHZJvIH8




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(08-09-2018, 07:05 PM)SantaFeJim Wrote: Having been a Apple/Mac user for the last 10-12 years, I am new to Windows 10 so PLEASE excuse my questions if they seem too elementary.  I got my ACEPC AK1 two weeks ago.  I purchased and installed a modest 120GB SDD drive.  Then using Macrium freeware I migrated all the partitions(4) from my C:drive to my E:drive.  The only noticeable exception was (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump) do not appear in my F drive Windows partition.

I want to make F: my boot drive.  I am assuming that the missing files mentioned above will appear in the Windows Partition once I make F: my boot drive.

I have searched the internet and YouTube for instructions on how to accomplish this on an ACEPC but  am not having any luck.  I have tried other instructions for doing this under Windows 10 and have failed.

Lucky for me I found this user group and I am asking for help.

Thanks in advance.
it doesn't work via ssd.. you'll need to install a msata or m2 2240 with msata to m2 adaptor.
to open it up
https://www.amazon.com/Install-mSATA-dri...B07CNRKTNL
I'd suggest getting a msata to m2 adaptor, then buy a m2 2240 stick as msata drives are phasing out.
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(08-16-2018, 07:58 AM)beggerking Wrote:
(08-09-2018, 07:05 PM)SantaFeJim Wrote: Having been a Apple/Mac user for the last 10-12 years, I am new to Windows 10 so PLEASE excuse my questions if they seem too elementary.  I got my ACEPC AK1 two weeks ago.  I purchased and installed a modest 120GB SDD drive.  Then using Macrium freeware I migrated all the partitions(4) from my C:drive to my E:drive.  The only noticeable exception was (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump) do not appear in my F drive Windows partition.

I want to make F: my boot drive.  I am assuming that the missing files mentioned above will appear in the Windows Partition once I make F: my boot drive.

I have searched the internet and YouTube for instructions on how to accomplish this on an ACEPC but  am not having any luck.  I have tried other instructions for doing this under Windows 10 and have failed.

Lucky for me I found this user group and I am asking for help.

Thanks in advance.
it doesn't work via ssd.. you'll need to install a msata or m2 2240 with msata to m2 adaptor.
to open it up
https://www.amazon.com/Install-mSATA-dri...B07CNRKTNL
I'd suggest getting a msata to m2 adaptor, then buy a m2 2240 stick as msata drives are phasing out.

You are wrong. It is possible to boot from a traditional SSD if it is installed in expansion bay of AK1. I am currently booting from a 240GB Sandisk Plus SSD.

Although it is possible to clone the drive, I also recommend you to make a fresh windows install.

Get your key using product key, create a bootable USB using Windows Media Creator and install it in a fresh install, in your new SSD.

If you have problems with drivers, let me know.
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