I upgraded my laptop’s hard drive from STAT to SSD this past weekend, now I have raised my minimum requirement for a laptop that it must has a SSD.  Swapping the hard drive was easy, however to clone the information from the old SATA to SSD was not so straight forward since I had BitLocker turned on.  I am going to write down what I did so I can remember how to do it next time.

  1. Turn BitLocker Off.
    • Navigate to Control Panel | System and Security | BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Turn Off BitLocker for the Hard Drive that has BitLocker On.
  2. Install the HD Clone Software.
  3. Follow the wizard to clone the hard drive.
  4. Turn BitLocker On.