Moving OS from SSD to M.2 NVMe - Will the New Drive Boot?
I have an Asus Prime H570M-Plus motherboard with a Samsung 850 EVO SSD for my C: drive and a second drive for my data. My OS is Windows 10 Pro, fully up to date. I want to move the C: drive to a Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe drive while leaving the data drive untouched. My plan is to capture a complete image of the 850 EVO SATA drive and restore it using the bootable media to the 980 Pro NVMe drive.
My concern is that the system won't boot because the initial drive is SATA while new drive is NVMe and Windows won't find the necessary drivers.
I'm familiar with the backup and restore operation: in the past, I've backed up and restored many systems to new drives, but they've always been on same interface/bus (SATA). I have tested the bootable media and restored to this system in the past, using only SATA drives, so I'm confident I'll be able to complete the backup/restore.
Do I need to do anything before I backup/restore? Any advice is much appreciated.
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