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  1. #11

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Is your system MBR or GPT based? Is it UEFI or BIOS? If W8 and GPT/UEFI then I would back up by using the option on the top left that says "back up partitions required to restore Windows."

    If it only shows one partition then the drive is MBR not GPT.

    UEFI and GPT changes the game.

    See if this video helps

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  2. #12

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Thanks Miles for the reply. My system is MBR and I have Bios. I watched the video. So if you chose clone drive, It creates the partition that you saved on the new hard drive.
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  3. #13

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Cool. Seems like you are good to go.
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  4. #14

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    I uae Aomei mostly as it is small, fast, and and has a great UI. All the popular imaging programs work fine. You can restore an image to a different drive, or you could clone. I usually image then restore.
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  5. #15

    So if you chose clone drive, It creates the partition that you saved on the new hard drive.
    What you end up with depends on the Cloning app and the options it provides.

    I regularly use Macrium Reflect to do this, and in their app, there are the options to clone a partition or clone a drive.

    When I use MR to clone a drive, it's because I want ALL the partitions copied. I did this recently to "migrate" a Windows installation to a different hard drive. When the cloning was done, I swapped drives, rebooted, and everything was OK.
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