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I must have done this before, at least on my desktop when I upgraded to a 2.5" SSD and could put it in the drive bay, run Win10 and initialize the new drive. But I had also put a 2.5" SSD in my wife's laptop, and restored her latest backup to the new drive, but I don't recall whether MR had option to initialize this drive, or that the restore process simply did the job. But MR worked perfectly.
I have an upgrade coming for this laptop and want to be sure of the initializing procedure. Shouldn't matter that this is an M.2 SATA SSD, I just want to be sure. Backups are on external USB drives, the USB rescue media is the latest as of a couple of days ago, and verified bootable, and sees the external drives. So can I do the whole job by booting the rescue media?
Also, for an operation like this, do I need to uninstall/reinstall MR? I have the keys saved. Thanks.