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Need help cloning win 8 OS SSD

  1. #1

    Posts : 22
    Windows 7 home x64

    Need help cloning win 8 OS SSD

    Hello everyone,

    I have a new computer that I built. It has a 120Gb hard drive where I have installed windows 8. I have created a EaseUS WinPE Emergency on a 8 Gb Kingston usb flash drive. Using my WinPE Emergency usb drive, I have cloned the SSD on to a 128Gb usb drive. I did not select the optimize for SSD or the sector by sector options. Following this I upgraded my computer to windows 8.1. I decided that I wanted to use windows 8 and so I wanted to clone from my 128Gb usb drive back to my SSD drive.

    I used the WinPE Emergency usb drive again and this time selected the optimize for SSD and sector by sector options. I selected for the computer to shut down when finished. When the computer shut down, I removed the usb drives from the computer (source usb for the cloning and the WinPE) and started up the computer. Windows tried to start but the recovery window popped up and all the options that I tried to recover from this window failed.

    Here is a link to the image I found online.
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    If you got lost in my story here is what I am trying to do

    I am trying to overwrite windows os drive by cloning over it from a clone created on to a usb drive.

    I think that EaseUS Todo Backup should be able to do this and it should work, but something isn't allowing windows to start correctly. I suspect that there is an issue with the MBR or the UEFI section of the drive.

    If you need more information before suggesting solutions please let me know. I am using a paid version of EaseUS workstation version 6.1.
    My Mobo
    GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+/FM2 A88X (Bolton D4) Wi-Fi/BT4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
    My SSD
    Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW

    Thanks for and help you can provide me.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    i used Intel Data Migration tool and it works fine

    this is the latest version : IDMS_15056_en-US.exe, very simple to use just follow all instructions and u are safe
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    When you clone a disk. The destination disk should be equal or greater in capacity.
    That's why you were able to clone from 120GB ===> 128GB

    What you want to do is to make an image backup from the 128GB to an external HD then re-image back to the 120GB. The todo backup software will adjust to the new size.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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