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Migrating Windows 10 to a larger hard drive

The idea of copying a Windows 10 install to a new hard drive seems like it should be easy on the outside -- you have the old hard drive, and you just copy it exactly to the new one, not hard, right?

As it turns out, very wrong -- while I was able to migrate from a HDD To a SSD in the past, looking back, I was migrating from a 1TB drive to a 1TB drive; and this is not a problem to do with a utility like Gparted, which can be run off a USB.

However, today, I was trying to upgrade from a 500GB SSD to a 1TB SSD; and GParted cannot simply clone the 500GB drive to the 1TB drive -- even if I don't resize anything, Windows still shits the bed.

Google was my next stop, and there's plenty of articles which seem to all concur on using some sort of commerical program to clone the drive. But I'm mistrustful of apps which seem to get presented as the "super easy third option" in a guide, moreso if they're called "EasyClone" or some shit like that.

As it turns out…