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Cloning SSHD to SSD Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    These are really what you should image/clone:
    Attachment 60844:
    Sorry, had to go for a few but what Cliff said. And be sure to clone, image is not bootable.

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  2. #12


    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    can you send a snapshot of all partitions on your harddrive..

    Windows is very particular about partition placement, it looks for certain things in a particular place if you have multiple partitions.
    Your boot files may not be in your OS partition therefore you need to have them in their proper places.

    For example:

    Your OS may be in the first partition while your boot and recovery may be on the third or fourth partition.
    In this case windows will look for the boot files on the 3rd or 4th partition, but if you only copied/cloned your OS partition, it wont boot.
    Last edited by Brooklyn567; 25 Apr 2015 at 22:44.
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  3. #13



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    can you send a snapshot of all partitions on your harddrive..

    Windows is very particular about partition placement, it looks for certain things in a particular place if you have multiple partitions.
    Your boot files may not be in your OS partition therefore you need to have them in their proper places.

    For example:

    Your OS may be in the first partition while your boot and recovery may be on the third or fourth partition.
    In this case windows will look for the boot files on the 3rd or 4th partition, but if you only copied/cloned your OS partition, it wont boot.
    That is a good pick-up- he may have to use BCDEdit.
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  4. #14


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    Ok,

    Here's a pic of what I am looking at in macrium,

    Click image for larger version

    I've tried cloning a couple different partitions including just the c: drive which didn't work, and everything but the flash memory which also didnt work, and this last one which everything on the hard drive and it still isn't working.
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  5. #15


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    The drive didn't come with any migration software? My Samsung did. I'd try CloneZilla since Macrium doesn't seem to be working for you, although the UI is more like lower command level prompts so you need to be sure of the partition labels it presents like ssda, ssda1, etc. Appears you are in legacy mode, don't know if that is having some kind of impact. I have no idea what a couple of those partitions are.

    OK, maybe not legacy (MBR) just used to seeing an EFI partition.

    EDIT: CloneZilla is a offline utility so you have to burn the ISO to a CD/DVD or create a bootable USB drive. Might be too much of a PITA for many. Has worked for me every time I've used it though.
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  6. #16


    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Your last two partitions are in the wrong order and will not boot..

    Your windows (disk1) knows to boot from Partition 5 where your OS is

    Your clone has the OS on partition 6

    You can either move the last two partitions in their proper place which will take time because it will be moving data....

    or you can run a boot repair CD on the clone it will correct the bootmanager to the proper partition..

    Disconnect your working drive before anything changes are made, unless you plan to run both OS on the system..
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  7. #17


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    windows 8


    Gonna give that a try thanks,
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  8. #18


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    windows 8


    just tryed another clone with everything and the correct order now and when i try to boot from it, the logo appears and loads but an error pops up and it restarts and boots from the drive hooked up to SATA
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  9. #19


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    windows 8


    does anyone know of a free software that supports hybrid cloning? my best guess at this point is that macrium isn't gonna do it for me....
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    As I said before Clonezilla. However it is offline based, must boot from a CD or USB. The interface is more like DOS command structure but it has worked for me every time I've used it.
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