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Solved It can't be done! W8 clone to factory

jerendeb

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Prove me wrong. Please. But I have spent enormous time (wasted) on trying to clone an Asus 750GB HDD to a Seagate 750GB SSD+HDD Hybrid. I've tried numerous free programs & various BIOS settings and have failed everytime. My simple goal was to take this original hard drive and just clone it to the new drive so that the BIOS would recognize it as if it was factory installed. I just wanted to take advantage of some particular programs that came with this ASUS-K55A laptop.

I am content for now, but if a program or application comes out that can 'fully clone'* these drives in W8, I will gladly attempt it again.

* By fully clone I mean so the BIOS can be fooled into believing the new hard drive is factory & all apps are there.

I'm a little whacked from all that I have tried. The details aren't worth sharing because all I want is a guaranteed solution to this new means of Secure Boot and all that goes with UEFI & such.

Good night.:cry::party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS K55A
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

jerendeb

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Member
FINALLY!:dinesh: This tutorial WINS. I really worked! I cannot believe it took me a week on & off of trial and error and fresh installs, etc. The one constant that kept it intact was preserving my original hard drive untouched especially the original Recovery Partition.

THANK YOU THEOG. PARAGON rules.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS K55A
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Wenda

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Power User
Glad to see you got it sorted.

We're always happy to help where we can.

Wenda.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AS8951G 'Desktop Replacement'.
    CPU
    i7-2670QM@2.2/3.1Ghz.
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB@1366Mhz.
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GT555M 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD w/Dolby 5.1 surround.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in. Non-touch.
    Screen Resolution
    18/4" 1920x1080 full-HD.
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 750GBx2 internal. 1x2TB, 2x640GB, 1x500GB external.
    PSU
    Stock.
    Case
    Laptop.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Keyboard
    Full 101-key
    Mouse
    USB cordless.
    Browser
    IE11, Firefox, Tor.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro.
    Other Info
    BD-ROM drive.
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