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Windows 8 pro, UFEI bios, cloning disk

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Win8 pro

    Windows 8 pro, UFEI bios, cloning disk


    Hi,

    I am running windows 8 pro in a Intel i5 3470 + Gigabyte B75M-D3H system with UEFI bios .

    I have two drives OS drive is a SSD & a 1 tb HDD with two partitions.

    I am removing the SSD & want to transfer OS to one of the partitions on the HDD , the issue is boot files on the small 350mb system reserved partition on the OS drive , not sure how to transfer this partition or if this partion in on the SSD or the HDD.

    This what my drives look like , C: is SSD :





    Before i installed the SSD , I was running win 7 from the HDD installed in the 170 gb partition , to install the SSD i had to remove the HDD then do a fresh install of win 8 on the SSD & connected the HDD back later ,

    the 170gb HDD partition is still untouched & has the old OS files , I want to transfer the SSD partition back to this 170gb partition i.e drive F: in the above pic . I am not sure how to transfer it & what to do with the system reserved partition .

    Please help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I personally would keep the OS on the SSD.

    Did install Windows 8 in uEFI mode?
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Win8 pro


    I am installing the SSD in another PC, it is overkill for this pc , this pc will only have the 1tb HDD , OS was installed from a pendrive but dont remember if it was uefi mode .
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Win8 pro


    Edit: I dont have Recovery & MSR partitions like your link so probably it was not installed in UEFI mode.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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