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Moving pre-installed Windows 8 from HDD to SSD

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by diesele
    (as Norton Ghost 15 that Samsung supplied with the 830 disk doesnt f work with Win 8 - arghhh)
    Welcome to EightForums.

    You would need Norton Ghost 16, which is not out yet.

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  2. #42


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    Well I knew by shrinking my partition, it was going to break one key recovery. But I was under the faulty assumption restoring the original partition size would make OKR work again. Sooooooooooo.... Now I'm using the usb drive to reset. I'm hoping it will unbreak OKR.

    Edit: Glad to see my OKR working after a full system reset off of my usb. It would be an incredibly great system if only it could work on a blank drive.

    Edit 2: Damn... usb drive deleted the drivers on my D: partition. At least I got a system image on dvds. I can recover it from that.

    Edit 3: At this point I'm just documenting this jic for some reason it helps somebody. Anyway. Recovering from a system image broke OKR again. So guess I'll recover from usb recovery again after backing up my driver partition. Call me picky, I just want everything to work again.
    Last edited by tmsmith616; 31 Dec 2012 at 03:40.
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.
    Thanks - hope to help and be helped as cloning to an ssd shouldn't be this tough!

    I have failed many times to download this utility I mentioned http://www.farstone.us/download/boot/boot_dcsr.iso which allows me to mark the cloned disk as a bootable device (its not me its them) is anyone happy to try a download (its only 300Mb) and see if it works for them and maybe post a YouSendit link or something? I need to get my laptop back together and this may help the OP too.

    I'll contact the company too meantime as this could well be the key - BIOS will see the SSD and all partitions of source disk seem cloned nicely.
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  4. #44


    Just from manufacturers website for ref:

    To make a cloned hard drive bootable, you must set the UEFI-Based computer in UEFI mode or in our Pre-OS environment.

    1.Set bootable hard drive in EFI/UEFI mode Different motherboard manufacturers have different flows for setting bootable hard drive. Please refer to your computer manual for details. 2. Set Bootable hard drive under Pre-OS environment
    1) Download Farstone bootable ISO from http://www.farstone.us/download/boot/boot_dcsr.iso , and burn it into a DVD
    2) Start your target computer with the DVD, and enter into Pre-OS environment 3) Select Tools tab and click Set Bootable Hard Disk for UEFI Motherboard icon. Then choose an UEFI-based hard drive in the dropdown menu to make it bootable, click Next to continue.
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  5. #45


    I pulled it down. Epoch if you fail to get it (if it is actually what you need) let me know.
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by diesele View Post
    Just from manufacturers website for ref:

    To make a cloned hard drive bootable, you must set the UEFI-Based computer in UEFI mode or in our Pre-OS environment.

    1.Set bootable hard drive in EFI/UEFI mode Different motherboard manufacturers have different flows for setting bootable hard drive. Please refer to your computer manual for details. 2. Set Bootable hard drive under Pre-OS environment
    1) Download Farstone bootable ISO from http://www.farstone.us/download/boot/boot_dcsr.iso , and burn it into a DVD
    2) Start your target computer with the DVD, and enter into Pre-OS environment 3) Select Tools tab and click Set Bootable Hard Disk for UEFI Motherboard icon. Then choose an UEFI-based hard drive in the dropdown menu to make it bootable, click Next to continue.
    Hi diesele

    The farstone download ISO, you linked to
    Has NO support for Windows 8 Preinstalled with uEFI, GPT, & Secure Boot setup,
    Which Epoch has.
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  7. #47


    Fail. I boot to the CD and get to a UEFI menu to select any HDD the boot device but this works only on GPT formatted drives it seems . My clone was of a NTFS drive so the SSD has an NTFS file structure and I see no option to change that in DiskClone9. Stumped :-(

    Edit theog - thanks for the info but it did seem to load - it all loads pre windows.
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  8. #48


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    You only receive this boot screen, when there is non-uEFI disc in DVD drive.
    With your CD in DVD drive.

    Click image for larger version

    Boot screen with a uEFI disc in DVD drive.

    Click image for larger version
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  9. #49


    That helps! Thanks! So to get an option to select my cloned SSD as boot device I need to put a UEFI DVD in the Optical drive to 'force' this menu? Is it an F9 menu? And how the heck do I create an UEFI optical disk - is that ISO download I burnt an UEFI compatible disk.

    Thanks for helping me (us?) regain the will to go on!!!
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by diesele View Post
    That helps! Thanks! So to get an option to select my cloned SSD as boot device I need to put a UEFI DVD in the Optical drive to 'force' this menu? Is it an F9 menu? And how the heck do I create an UEFI optical disk - is that ISO download I burnt an UEFI compatible disk.

    Thanks for helping me (us?) regain the will to go on!!!
    The farstone download ISO, you linked to
    Has NO support for Windows 8 Preinstalled with uEFI, GPT, & Secure Boot setup,

    The farstone download ISO, is not signed by Microcsoft
    Last edited by theog; 31 Dec 2012 at 09:54.
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