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Problem restoring system image to new SSD drive

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    windows 8

    Problem restoring system image to new SSD drive

    I am trying to install a Sandisk SSD to replace a HDD in my Fujitsu Lifebook AH512. I use the repair disk made in Windows 8 to boot, then attempt to restore a system image from an external HDD onto the SSD. However, there is a fail error message 'no drive to restore to'. This is despite the fact that the Sandisk SSD is visible in BIOS.

    Any suggestions?



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    Have you thought of trying Macrium Reflect, and with your old hard drive connected externally clone it to your new SSD. That way MR will copy the same formatting etc. from your original Disk. MR is a little more powerful than windows backup.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Macrium Reflect is an excellent program for this. I recently transferred Windows 8.1 from a HDD to a SSD with no problems. See my guide at 'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD
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