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How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

  1. #61


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Do I need to make a recovery backup using ASUS Backtrack? Or can I be safe just with the backup that I've already made?
    If you restore from the recovery drive you made from the oem recovery partition , it will be back at the moment that recovery image was created by the oem, probably back to factory condition.

    I think backtracker may be able to make an image of your system as it is now.

    Most of us use 3rd party imaging programs, Aomei Backupper, paragon backup and recovery, macrium, etc. They all do free versions.

    They are far better than any of the oem solutions I have seen , though I haven't looked at backtracker.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you restore from the recovery drive you made from the oem recovery partition , it will be back at the moment that recovery image was created by the oem, probably back to factory condition.
    Thanks!!! And how about my other question? Can I use this usb recovery drive that I've made to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1 in my new ssd?
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Davi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you restore from the recovery drive you made from the oem recovery partition , it will be back at the moment that recovery image was created by the oem, probably back to factory condition.
    Thanks!!! And how about my other question? Can I use this usb recovery drive that I've made to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1 in my new ssd?
    If I understand what you are saying, the recovery drive you made is only going to reinstall the factory image Bloat and all.


    About Asus Backtracker it basically just copies the recovery partition and creates a bootable USB thumb Drive I don't think it will work on non Asus recovery partitions? It will recover to different hardware as in a SSD that is smaller than the original Hard Drive.

    Make no mistake Backtracker just returns your hard drive/SSD to factory shipped condition. Its good to have if your upgrading to a SSD or you have a hard drive crash but it the same as any other factory Recovery Disk bloat and all.

    To do a clean install you need an Win 8.1 DVD or ISO
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  4. #64


    Zagreb
    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 64x


    hi guys, I have Windows 8.1 Pro on my HDD which is 240gb and it has 120gb C: Windows partition and now I bought 120gb SSD and i want to migrate my C: windows partition to SSD drive and after it's done I want to use hdd and ssd like i used before.

    I downloaded free 30days Paragon Backup and Recovery™ 14 Home but it's different start page so anybody could tutor me how to do that ?

    Before
    HDD 240gb (C: 120gb windows , D: 119gb other, Z: 1gb boot partition)

    After
    HDD 240gb (other D:, boot Z: )
    SSD 120gb (windows C: )

    I have only 8GB USB Flash drive for backup.
    Last edited by fpopic; 21 Aug 2014 at 09:13.
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  5. #65


    Quote Originally Posted by fpopic View Post
    hi guys, I have Windows 8.1 Pro on my HDD which is 240gb and it has 120gb C: Windows partition and now I bought 120gb SSD and i want to migrate my C: windows partition to SSD drive and after it's done I want to use hdd and ssd like i used before.

    I downloaded free 30days Paragon Backup and Recovery™ 14 Home but it's different start page so anybody could tutor me how to do that ?




    Before
    HDD 240gb (C: 120gb windows , D: 119gb other, Z: 1gb boot partition)

    After
    HDD 240gb (other D:, boot Z: )
    SSD 120gb (windows C: )

    I have only 8GB USB Flash drive for backup.
    BACK UP ALL YOUR DATA FIRST, FAILURE TO DO THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO LOSE YOUR DATA. IT WILL NOt BE RECOVERABE

    Ok first you can't move C:\ you will have to move the data you have in D:\ to an external drive. Then delete D:\
    Ok so now you have C:\ and your boot sector partitions etc. Don't remove any partitions except D:

    I don't know how Paragon works!! I use Macrium Reflect Free edition. so you'll want to clone your Hard Drive to your SSD, do not try to clone partitions, clone the hard drive to the SSD. After the Clone is complete shut down and remove your hard drive and move your SSD to the 0 slot that your hard drive was in.
    Boot up if all looks good. Put your Hard drive into a SATA to USB adapter or external hard drive case after your booted up connect your external hard drive VIA USB and format it. Even better would be to open a elevated command prompt and use Disk Part to Clean and convert to either GPT or MBR which ever your system is.

    diskpart
    list disk
    select your hard drive # that you want to clean
    clean
    convert MBR or GPT, your choice what ever your system is set up for. Since it is only a data drive you can change it between GPT and MBR. MBR will work with a GPT system, GPT will work with a MBR system as long as it is only a DATA Drive
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 21 Aug 2014 at 10:00.
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  6. #66


    Zagreb
    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 64x


    Can I boot into some linux(gparted) to wipe old C: on hdd because I don't have sata to usb ?
    Last edited by fpopic; 21 Aug 2014 at 13:17.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by fpopic View Post
    Can I boot into some linux(gparted) to wipe old C: on hdd because I don't have sata to usb ?
    Sure you can, I was showing you the easy way. You can just boot with the old hard drive in the 2nd slot, just be careful when you boot up that your are booting to the new SSD and not the old hard drive. I was just trying to save you some aggravation. Use what ever F Key brings up a boot menu and select you new SSD. Then just use diskpart to Clean and convert and format your old hard drive

    1.Type in the search window CMD
    2.Right Click the cmd.exe link and select "run as administrator"
    3.Type Diskpart, press Enter
    4.Type List Disk , press Enter
    5.Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
    6.Type Clean, press Enter
    7.Type Convert GPT, or MBR press Enter
    8.Type Format NTFS
    9.Type Exit, press Enter.
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  8. #68


    Quote Originally Posted by dreinto View Post
    Hi Theog,

    Sorry but I don't understand why you gave a link to "how to download Windows 8 ISO" since my laptop comes with preinstalled Windows 8. Sorry...but what you were trying to show to me again?
    In order to create a recovery media you'll need to have a Windows 8 installation DVD.

    ~edit~

    Ops... I replied to an older post
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  9. #69


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dreinto View Post
    Hi Theog,

    Sorry but I don't understand why you gave a link to "how to download Windows 8 ISO" since my laptop comes with preinstalled Windows 8. Sorry...but what you were trying to show to me again?
    In order to create a recovery media you'll need to have a Windows 8 installation DVD.

    ~edit~

    Ops... I replied to an older post
    I've made a recovery usb driver without needing a Windows 8 DVD. Just tipe windows key + R, and run this command line: RecoveryDrive.exe

    If you have enough space in you pendrive, you can even copy your whole recovery partition. Learn more here: Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
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  10. #70


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Davi View Post

    I've made a recovery usb driver without needing a Windows 8 DVD. Just tipe windows key + R, and run this command line: RecoveryDrive.exe

    If you have enough space in you pendrive, you can even copy your whole recovery partition. Learn more here: Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
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    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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