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Problem! Key in BIOS but I can't use Windows defender!

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    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Hi theog, I was trying to copy my HDD OS to an SSD so I could use the SSD in my laptop which has UEFI. The problems I came across were Authentication of the product key and then Windows Defender would not work! I was OK to Authenticate by phone to MS but Defender still did not work. I have also just found out that there are some "suspicious" files on my laptop even after a fresh install with no third party Installations. One was Microsofts Camera .exe from the 'Start' menu.
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    What app did you use to clone?


    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What app did you use to clone?
    I used Minitool!
    Does Paragon compress to a smaller drive?
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    Paragon will shrink the partitions to suit.
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    Excellent. A better app then...
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    I see Paragon you have to pay for when Macrium reflect and Minitool are free.
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    The way it can be achieved is to
    Clone the disk with Macrium
    Then shrink C: with Minitool
    Then clone back to SSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What app did you use to clone?


    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
    The Paragon tool in my thread is the free tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What app did you use to clone?


    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
    The Paragon tool in my thread is the free tool.
    Odd that! I obviously went for the one that said free download then it asked for the serial number...
    Never mind though I was able to do it with Macrium and Minitool with a few complications with them both not liking being on the same computer...

    I just looked at your link for Paragon, I think it has changed to paid version....
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