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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:18 AM
Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:28 AM
If you have a USB external drive then create a disk image to the USB external and restore to the new drive with the Acronis boot disk it lets you create or use Macrium Reflect Free.
Are you cloning the drive via a USB port?
If creating a disk image and restoring it to the new drive does not work then I would clone the drive with Clonezilla Live CD. It's is a little different. See the below video. Make sure you are selecting the correct source and target disks.
FYI. The target drive does not have to be formatted when cloning or restoring a disk image.
Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:04 PM
Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:22 PM
The Clonezilla download is about 280MB. For UEFI secureboot computers you would need to download the AMD64 Ubuntu based alternate version but I still believe you would need to disable SecureBoot in order to boot the Live CD.
You can use Rufus with the iso to create a bootable USB or use the program in the video I linked to.
Macrium Free is available for download and on a Windows 10 computer you can create the WinPE disk. I know that program has no issue with UEFI/Secureboot disks. The WinPE disk can boot with SecureBoot enabled if I can recall correctly.
There should be no special requirements when cloning the GPT/UEFI Windows 10 disk as far as I know.
One other point. You may want to disable Fast Startup to take the hibernation file out of the picture.
After disabling Fast Startup I do the following commands at an elevated command prompt.
powercfg.exe -h off shutdown /s /f /t 0
Edit: And I would also disable any Security Software before doing the clone if you are doing it in Windows.
Edited by JohnC_21, 14 June 2018 - 05:27 PM.
Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:56 PM
I've had to use a partition/disk manager to mark the boot partition Active. And, I made sure boot partition and the OS partition remained Primary. I'm sure you did not attempt booting the clone while the original was still inside the computer -- I mention this because my Acer 772G can have two internal hard-drives -- your laptop only accepts one internal HD at a time correct?
Disclosure: This happens during my restoring boot partition, OS partition, Data partition onto a different internal hard-drive. I have not used cloning for years now.
Edited by RolandJS, 15 June 2018 - 07:00 PM.
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." -- Ben Franklin revisited.
Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)
Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)
Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:24 AM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:36 AM
I would run chkdisk /f on the drive and then do a defrag.
Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:39 AM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:52 AM
I am not sure you can do that with Gparted. You would need to boot into windows and run chkdsk /f at the command prompt or ntfsfix from a terminal on each sdax partition. Edit. Gparted probably does have the ntfsfix command available but it's not as powerful and chkdsk. fsck only works for linux file systems.
Edited by JohnC_21, 16 June 2018 - 08:53 AM.
Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:19 AM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:22 AM
How are the partitions shown in Disk Management? Or using diskpart command.
select disk X X being the sda disk, probably 0
Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:39 PM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:34 PM
Was this an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1?
Technically the MSR is not required. On a clean install of Windows 10 the MSR is now 16MB.
Microsoft® reserved partition (MSR)
Beginning in Windows 10, the size of the MSR is 16 MB.
Add an MSR to each GPT drive to help with partition management. The MSR is a reserved partition that does not receive a partition ID. It cannot store user data.
I am not sure what sda5 is. It may be OEM diagnostic tools. sda6 looks to be the WinRE partition for Windows 8.1. It was required to be larger for Windows 10 so on an upgrade you would get the additional RE 400MB partition. sda7 is your factory reset partition.
Edited by JohnC_21, 16 June 2018 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:52 PM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:42 PM
Because Windows 10 is activated the digital license is stored on Microsoft servers. You may be better off doing a clean install although any programs need to be reinstalled. If there is any purchased software on the computer then you would need to get the license keys. At any rate it would be wise to get a disk image to a USB external drive to fall back on in case the clean install went south.
What is the make and model of the computer? I would say it is an upgrade if the computer is 6 years old. It could be Windows 7 or 8. If you can enter UEFI/BIOS and you see a setting called SecureBoot then this would have been an upgrade from Windows 8 or 8.1.
You can verify the activation.
Current version of Windows is 1803 but there have been issues with it.
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