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Howto salvage Win 8 Pro on a SSD

  1. #11

    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    No i can't install to my hdd as windows will wipe out everything. I will have to wait for my new ssd to arrive.
    Did you make the usb image from the computer or from the external ssd ?

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  2. #12

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

    Try cloning with Paragon.

    How to clone your drive to a drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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  3. #13

    Ok guys, one of my disc copies, made buy easus to do, worked. I will have to recustomize some of my windows 8 pro, but I will still have my apps installed. At least it is prepainng itself now. Hope I don't have to come and say that the disk copy didn't work.

    No joy yet, windows assigned me a temporary user account and tells me i cannot do anything with my files...hope you guys have tutorial to address this.
    Thanks to Brink's tutorial on elevated administrator's account, I am getting things back as they should be.
    Last edited by sparhawk; 13 Dec 2013 at 20:10.
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  4. #14

    I attempted to use a restore point to get my user account back...but my restore point went back march 2013. And windows balked. Tried using sfc /scannow. Restarted and windows update is installing 71 updates. I'm beginning think a freshen pc will be better and install what programs I can after it completes.

    Edit: Love this forum
    Last edited by sparhawk; 13 Dec 2013 at 20:11.
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