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The ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 AMD was released in 2020, and it is actually one of the newest / youngest laptops I ever had. Since I am using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu LTS, the kernel is relatively old and I realized that I need to update to a new kernel if I want to have good hardware compatibility.

The latest release of Linux Mint (20.3) is still based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, not Ubuntu 22.04 LTS which was just released -- usually Linux Mint will get a new release a few months after the Ubuntu LTS release. Therefore, I'm upgrading to the latest kernel available in the Ubuntu 20.04 repositories.

Nowadays, with the price of SSDs getting cheaper all the time, we would often upgrade an existing laptop HDD into an SSD. And most of the time, in order to do that, it is best to migrate the existing Windows installation on the HDD.

Migrating a Windows 10 installation from HDD to SSD is usually done using Windows tools like the Samsung Data Migration Software or various forms of AOMEI Partition Assistant. I never trusted the latter application 100%, to be very honest.

Also, this time I don't have Admin access on the laptop to be migrated. At least not on Windows 10. But the BIOS (UEFI) is unlocked, so we can at least boot a Linux live ISO.