I have a Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu PC Layout over 2 HDDs as below:
HDD 0 = 30Gb / 7.5Gb / 154Gb Linux Partitions, plus 740Gb Vol K Windows 10 BU/data.
HDD 1 = 20Gb Recovery Z / 249GB (135 used) Windows 10 C: / 100Mb BDEdrive / 660GB Windows data files.
I am not too sure what the Z: and BDEDrive actually do in this set up ( I have another very similar Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro upgraded PC and these drives are not present but 100Mb System Reserved and 450Mb Recovery are!!
The Windows 10 C: drive is a wholly owned Win 7 Pro free upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and contains a number of applications including Adobe CS Master Suite which I would rather not reinstall. The data files are all in volume K and BU's etc on volume J:so C: is purely OS/Applications equalling 135Mb.
The Linux install currently has no valuable data or apps installed.
I wish to move Windows and probably Linux to a Crucial 275Mb SSD.
I have already secured the Windows 10 using Macrium.
Plan overview - (gleaned in my ignorance by checking a mix of web sources). My Questions are at steps 5, 6 and 8. but any other advice is welcome
Create bootable USB with media creation tool.
Reboot from USB.
Run bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Restart without USB to go straight into Windows.
Delete Linux??. Do I simply unallocate the Linux partitions - I do want to reinstall Linux later.
Clone Windows C: drive to 200Gb of SSD, leaving 500Mb of the remainder for a system reserved need (is that sensible? but if so how do I apply it?). Do I also need to clone the Z: and BDEDrive?
Any Recovery files can go onto an HDD.
Once all running OK I then hope to reinstall Ubuntu Linux with the Linux data partition on an HDD.
Do I do this using about 35Gb of the SSD leaving a small reserve on the SSD for Win 10 O/S extension / usage? Or simply put it all on an HDD?