I am building a new PC. Currently I have W10 on my old 500gb M.2. I’m going to move to a 2tb Samsung M.2. And I plan to go with W11. Is there a way I can convert to Windows 11 fresh without having to go through the process of reinstalling all my programs? I know I can back some of them up. Programs like Vuze and iTunes.
I use software like Macrium Reflect to clone the 500GB drive to a 2TB drive and boot it into the New PC. You can upgrade it to Windows 11 fresh and not have to reinstall anything.
Go with Subrent Rocket SSD. Samsung 980/990 is kidding people with health issues. As a personal experience, take your time and reinstall everything from scratch.
Ways to install Windows 11
To upgrade to Windows 11, devices must meet Windows 11 minimum System Requirements. Some Windows 10 features are not available in Windows 11. System requirements exceed Windows 11 minimum system requirements to experience some Windows 11 features and apps.
Make sure the device you want to install Windows 11 on meets the minimum system requirements. If your device is currently running Windows 10, we recommend you verify the minimum system requirements using the PC Health Check app. We do not recommend installing Windows 11 on a device that does not meet the requirements.
If you’re upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend waiting until Windows Update notifies you that an upgrade is ready for your device. To check if Windows 11 is ready for your device,
Your device will not be offered to upgrade to Windows 11. When you’re ready, you can find it on the Windows 11 software download page.
Create Windows 11 installation media
On the Windows 11 software download page, select the Create Now tool and follow the instructions to install Windows 11.
Microsoft recommends against installing Windows 11 on a device that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. If you choose to install Windows 11 on a device that does not meet these requirements, and you recognize and understand the risks, you can create the following registry key values and skip the check for TPM 2.0 (requires at least TPM 1.2) and CPU family and model.