Upgrade to a larger ssd boot drive

I would like to upgrade a desktop PC to a larger boot drive. It's running a 6th gen core i7 processor. The boot drive is a one (1) tb ssd by Sandisk. Running out of room on the drive, so I purchased a 2 tb Micron drive. How can I transfer the data and programs? It's running under Win 10 pro 64 bit. I did back it up to an Acronis image, Thanks for any and all advice.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may need to reinstall Windows 10 because you have changed a very key component. I think it might not activate.

Acronis will restore to a larger drive, so you can install the larger drive, boot from the Acronis USB boot stick and restore the image. See if it works.
ReeceICT ConsultantCommented:
If you go into Settings > Accounts and sign-in with a Microsoft account (hotmail/live/outlook etc), this will link the activation of the Windows 10 to your account so that if for some reason the OS is deactivated after the SSD clone (as John mentions), you can reactivate using the linked activation.

Once you've signed-in and checked in Settings > Updates & Security > Activation that the activation is linked, you should be fine to clone the SSD to the larger drive using any utility of your choosing.  For me, I'm still a Symantec Ghost fan, or my fall-back is creating a bootable utilities USB flash drive with UBCD and using Ghost4Linux (G4L).    Acronis can work, as can so many others.

The one tip I have is to make sure your partition layout has your large Windows partition (the one you want to expand) has no partitions after it except the Windows Recovery partition.  You often find that PC manuafacturers use their own imaging software and there's proprietary recovery, utilities partitions.    These may cause an issue with getting the most out of expanding your main partition and you may wish to delete these first.    But... if unsure whether it's safe to delete, maybe check in on here first.

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