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    • Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #2039
      @MarkusMarkus:
      The longer you work with a Windows Operating System, the more performance gets lost. You can easily verify it by doing a benchmark test shortly after a fresh OS install and some months thereafter.
      Reasons:
      1. The registry blows up and cannot be shrinked.
      2. A lot of old and unusual garbage is automaticly stored by the OS.
      Hmm, while I'm not doubting your knowledge, my CrystalDiskMark results for the m.2 drive are highly similar whether I'm running from the sata drive or the cloned W10 on the m2. So for now, I'll keep the setup as-is seeing as I do not have the energy or time to spare to set up a new install at the moment. If there's another problem I'm missing, then I'm all ears of course.

      So here's how I ended up getting the conversion and migration to work without a clean install. Windows 10 has an mbr to gpt conversion tool that was added in the Creators Update. I used that to convert my existing W10 install on my sata drive. At first, it didn't work. The program would crash on me. I enabled logging (it's among the parameters, in the documentation) and saw that apparently the conversion requires a tiny bit of unused space following the last partition of the drive that is to be converted. If my calculations are correct (not sure, the log spoke of an offset and expressed that in numbers but didn't specify a unit, but I'm assuming bytes b/c that's what it uses elsewhere in the log), that space needs to be at least 0.0161 mebibyte. I don't know why. Anyhoo, I used gparted to create that free space (just went for 1 MiB) with relative ease by shrinking the last partition ever so slightly. After that little operation, I could convert to gpt without any problems and cloning to the m.2 drive went without a hitch as well. I'm typing this on my existing W10 install running off my m.2 drive right now.

      Thanks very much Fernando. Wouldn't have even known this was possible without this topic. Absolutely great.

    • Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #2035
      It is not a big problem to convert the partition scheme from MBR to GPT from within a running Windows 10. Just do a Google search for "convert mbr to gpt windows 10" and you will find a lot of hints.
      Contrary to you I recommend a fresh OS install in UEFI mode, because this way you will get a better performance by losing a lot of garbage.
      Hi Dieter,
      Yes, I saw the method shortly after I posted. Good timing on the Creators Update. What about this performance loss, though? How does that happen and is a reinstall the only way to fix that?

      EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded parts of the fully quoted post removed (to save space)

    • Hello everyone,

      First of all, thank you very much for this guide. I've gotten my Toshiba XG3 to boot on my cheapo Gigabyte G1.Sniper B6, which is fantastic.

      One problem, though: before this upgrade, I ran W10 off my Crucial MX100 (SATA). Apparently, at the time, I installed the OS with 'MBR for BIOS' selected in Rufus instead of 'GPT for UEFI'. This is my guess because when I clone the contents of the SATA SSD to the M.2 SSD, I cannot select it as a boot device.

      However, after performing a fresh W10 install from a 'GPT for UEFI' USB stick, the M.2 drive will boot without issue.

      Is there a way to mod this old W10 install to get it to work after cloning? I really prefer not having start from a clean install.

      Thanks,

      Mark

      EDIT: Found this. Will try within the next 24H: https://youtu.be/hfJep4hmg9o

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