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How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by DerKatz View Post
    Does anyone know how I can migrate my OS to a 3TB drive? When I get to the stage in Paragon where it shows me what the new hard disk partitions will look like it'll unallocate 700gb of space.
    Your OS is NOT installed in UEFI mode.
    As your screenshot shows in your other thread.
    2 system reserved partitions after migrating OS

    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
    or
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


    For more info on uEFI:
    Windows and GPT FAQ
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    UEFI Firmware
    Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
    Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DerKatz View Post
    Does anyone know how I can migrate my OS to a 3TB drive? When I get to the stage in Paragon where it shows me what the new hard disk partitions will look like it'll unallocate 700gb of space.
    Your OS is NOT installed in UEFI mode.
    As your screenshot shows in your other thread.
    2 system reserved partitions after migrating OS

    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
    or
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    If I do this would I have to transfer all my files and redownload my programs manually? Seeing as it's pretty much a clean install with W8.
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  3. #23


    Easy Peasy

    Open Easus right click on partition ( or use top menu Partition) left click on 'Hide Partition' job done


    Keith
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  4. #24


    Easy Peasy

    1. Open Easus

    2. select Partition on top menu

    3. select Hide Partition

    4. Click OK

    5. Job Done


    Keith
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  5. #25


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    Last edited by theog; 23 Dec 2013 at 19:23.
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  6. #26


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    hi Theog, someone referred me to this page.

    I am planning to migrate my OS from 1TB HDD to 1TB SSD Samsung 840 Evo.

    The OS is Windows 8.1 64 bit.

    1. Is your steps on page 1 still applicable for my purpose?
    2. My OS is as you can see Windows 8.1 64 bit. Is there anything different or extra I need to do?
    3. Once I completed the migration, I put the SSD in and boot it normally. Do I need to press F12 or anything else to adjust any
    settings?
    4. Since I am migrating from 1TB to 1TB and don't want to shrink or resize, which options/checkboxes I need to check for step
    #8? What's the difference between "HD raw copy and "partitions raw copy" under the copy options?

    Thank you for your help, Theog
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    @ dreinto

    Never used the options, I always use default setting.

    As you have Windows 8.1, if are using Paragon, you need to use Paragon 14 & not 12.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    @ dreinto

    Never used the options, I always use default setting.

    As you have Windows 8.1, if are using Paragon, you need to use Paragon 14 & not 12.

    Hi Theog

    sorry for the stupid question, but I am literally just starting to learn this whole thing.

    Once I completed the migration, I put the SSD in and boot it normally. Do I need to press F12 or anything else to adjust any settings?
    also, will paragon migrate over all the hidden important partitions including the one key recovery?
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  9. #29


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    @ dreinto

    Once I completed the migration, I put the SSD in and boot it normally. Do I need to press F12 or anything else to adjust any settings?
    Should boot up with NO problems.

    also, will paragon migrate over all the hidden important partitions including the one key recovery?
    YES, all partitions.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Hi theog, other helping with the migration, will paragon install any firmwares? Are you aware of any?
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