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Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

Q: Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business. You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.

I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...

Data Requirements: Used space on current HDD = 300GB. New SSD is 500GB.
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.

Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD

Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.

I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.

Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?

Thanks

Anthony

P.S. I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....

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A: Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.

> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business. You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.

1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.

2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.

> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...

1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).

2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.

> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.

I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily, and safely migrate all of their data ? including their current operating system, application software, and user data ? from their existing storage device (e.g. HDD) to their new Samsung SSD. Samsung Data Migration software is developed and distributed exclusively for owners of Samsung Solid State Drives (SSDs).")

> I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.

Take a deep breath. This stuff isn't that complicated. Take things one step at a time and double check each step before you take it. Enjoy the substantial performance improvement from upgrading to an SSD.

P.S. re "I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning."
Hang on to that drive for a while just in case there's a problem with the SSD. It's rare but it's possible for a new drive to fail. Once the SSD has been running OK for a a couple of weeks, consider using the HDD as a backup device.

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HiI'm looking for advice on guidance. I've recently purchased a SSD to breath fresh life into my 5 yr old dv7 laptop. I am leaning towards a fresh installation rather than clone but my recovery partition though seemingly intact is disabled. I don't recall ever making recovery disks even though it tells me they were made in 2011. I did a fresh install using the recovery partition a couple of years ago and it worked fine on that occasion. The partition has been left untouched. It is 15.7 GB in capacity with 13.8 used and 1.92 remaining. It does not show any errors but I can't make it active. Is it possible to do so? Is it necessary or are there alternatives? If so, which is the better option? I'm also looking at whether to get windows 10 whilst it's free but have heard some horror stories. What are your thoughts? What are the pros and cons? Are there any incompatibility issues that anyone has experienced? I would also appreciate guidance on the best way to go about the SSD installation and fresh install. I was hoping I could have just slotted the drive into bay two, started the recovery process and been given the option to reinstall to bay two but suspect it's not that straightforward.  I have external hard drives available and 64GB and 128GB SD cards but currently no large USB dongles (might have a 16 or 32 GB somewhere).  The dv7 has two hard drive bays. Thanks for your help.

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CLONE FAIL FAIL FAIL

So I have a Haswell i7 rig (GTX 780) with Platinum PSU etc etc... W8.1 Pro (and a few other W8.1 PC`s I tried the clone op with also)........

.... and on the SSD to clone in question, it is a Samsung EVO 250Gb SSD. It seems to work perfect.
But its getting near full~ish.... (30Gb spare)....

... so I bought a Samsung EVO VNAND 500Gb.... (twice the capacity) and thought an easy clone was in store....

(I also have some additional drives I have just disconnected for the Clone op [as the Samsung clone software was being stupid [trying to get me to clone my documents drive to my new SSD]). With or without the other drives connected, it FAILS, FAILS, FAILS.

So; when I try to clone, It gets to about 33% cloned, and then fails.
Time after time.

Recent ERROR MESSAGE is:- "Failed to retrieve source information 205500(0322bc)"

I tried to clone the SSD to SSD on a CLONE machine/Box. A FAIL
I tried to clone using Macrium Reflect. A FAIL
I tried to clone using EASEUS. A FAIL.
I tried them all a few times including the SAMSUNG CLONE Software.
FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

What am I doing wrong?

Is there a problem with the 250Gb SSD I don`t know about (I am using this PC with it in now)...

Or will a SAMSUNG EVO not clone to a SAMSUNG VNAND ?

Do I have to try everything including disabling features such as RAPID MODE? And Disable Performance and everything?

Or what???

I have been a dozen hours trying to do this simple task.

P.S.
I tired to contact SA... Read more

A:CLONE FAIL SAMSUNG SSD to Samsung SSD Fails on every PC

Create a recovery CD with Macrium(Win PE Rescue), back up your current SSD to an external HDD, install 500GB SSD and boot with rescue CD( Win PE) and restore the image from the back up with Macrium Reflect.
Or
Try this utility, I have cloned with this a while ago: AOMEI Windows Backup, Cloning, and Recovery Software

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Referring to this post http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ive-clone.html

Just to make sure I'm understanding this correctly, Paragon should work on your computer when this issue is going on? I installed a new Samsung 830 SSD in my ASUS G74SX last night using Norton Ghost and while the clone worked as far as I can tell. I get the same blue screen as the other guy and when I manually start explorer the drive letter for the SSD is E: rather than C: I think fixing that would remedy the issue but it won't let me change the drive path with the OS in use.

A:Boot Error after Clone to New Samsung 830 SSD

Update: I used the Paragon software and was able to successfully change the drive letter and the new drive booted successfully. The only issue I'm having now is that I've seemed to have lost my basic administrator privileges on folders in my C drive. Specifically when I try to launch steam from my menu shortcut without using the run as administrator option I get the following error.

Steam.exe (main exception): Unable to write to the current Steam application folder. Please move Steam to a folder where you have write privileges.

I checked the folder and it seems that I only have the following permissions in the security tab of the Program Files (x86) folder. Read and Execute, List folder contents, and Read. Not sure how this happened but I can't change it as far as I can tell.

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Before removing the HDD from my T470 I made a Clonezilla image.  I then installed the Samsung 960 and restored the image.  Unfortunately upon booting into Windows I was greeted with "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart", so that did not work.  I have done many Clonezilla images and restores, but not between two completely different drive technologies.  So if anyone has been able to get this to work with either a T470 or similar laptop, what cloning software did you use, and did you do it with an image backup/restore, or direct clone with the HDD connected to the laptop with either a SATA to USB, or SATA to USB-c cable (If that's the case what cable worked OK)..

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Hi guys ...i have a problem while cloning windows7 in Dell machines with CloneZilla which is an open source tool...well the thing is i have taken an image from E6510 Latitude laptop...and when iam trying to clone the image on the other E6510 laptop..its showing some blue screen...

Iam sucessfully cloned with Xp ..but iam facing issues with windows7..so guys kindly help me out in this regard

if u have any other solution in this regard kindly share with me with the tutorial..iam very much in need of this..kindly do the needful

A:How to Clone Windows 7 with Clone Zilla

AFAIK Clonezilla has some issues with Dell hidden partitions. Try imaging the full disk (which will include the hidden service partitions) to an external unit, then restore the image into the new disk?

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I upgraded on Friday from windows 8.1 to windows 10 
Since then  it became very slow to start
the fan seems to be continuous - neither sleep nor shutdown buttons/clicks work - I have to switch the button off/on
each time it go to sleep


this is the image of the chat I had with Samsung today - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8u2AsQfH8MaNGpScGlwQlA1SUk/view?usp=sharing 
!!!
I tried running SW update it didn't work and vanished - not possible to uninstall as now the directory path is different........

A:Samsung NP350V5C-A06UK user (Windows 8.1) upgrade to Windows 10 - see Samsung response to me!

Please run a system file check (SFC) & DISM (if necessary) if you are on win 8 or higher


All instructions are in our Wiki article below...
Should you have any questions please ask us.


System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System
Files





Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





GBA

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[Mod note:  Split and moved message to its own thread in correct forum. ^AG]
[Mod note #2:  Removed duplicate posts.  Do not post the same message in different threads.  ^AG]
 
I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

A:T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,
 
I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it.  Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?
 
You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:
 
Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
 
If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens.  The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out.  Nothing shows as recognized with the OS.  Device manager has all hardware with drivers.  In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device."  When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally). 

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Windows 10 build 1803 will not take ownership of the TPM no matter what I try.  If I try to clear it using the tpm.msc console, the device reboots but I am not presented with the screen asking if I want to clear the TPM.  Instead it reboots back into Windows.  If I do it manually, Windows still reports that the TPM is running with reduced functionality. Windows 7 is able to take ownership of it just fine, however.  Nothing with the device has changed - no new hardware and troubleshoot tests return perfect results.  The TPM is recognized via PowerShell, too.  I have tried to initialize it through Windows, I have turned it off, disabled it, manually cleared it, reset the BIOS settings back to default, etc. to no avail. Secure Boot is enabled and running, but I'd like to use the TPM in conjuntion with my encrypted SSD that I've used for about a year now without any issues until this past few weeks.

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hello all :-) does anybody know how to solve issues with lenovo settings an windows10?i have successfully reinstalled a t430s with windows 10 64bit.after installation i run windows update and update for all windows appsafter that i run lenovo system update i found out that lenovo settings with fn+f6 does not work - it asks for lenovo setting to install via app store.installing apps via appstore is not possible because we want to give our old devices to our employees.for windows shop you need to login with microsoft id - we dont want to to that. so i decided to install lenovo settings via powershell appx (there is a lenovo document for that).the installation for settings app via powershell it worked fine - BUT the fn+f6 key does not work - it still asks for lenovo settings.if i open this app from startmenu it works! how can i solve this issue? lenove settings depency and hotkey feature is up to date. thanks for help!  

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I have  bought Lenovo T430s laptop recently. The main problem is that it came win Ubuntu OS. I formated all the partition data and tried to install Windows 7. There was a "A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing" issue, where a windows prompts asking me to point the directory where to load that driver. It's on that step, where I should select where to install the drive, so I tought it was the HDD drivers. I tried with UEFI/Legacy tricks such as forcing my BIOS to use UEFI only or LEGACY only. I also tried to change the HDD options from AHCI to Compatability and many variations. Well at first time, i tried with putting the chipset drivers to usb disk and point the driver then uncheck the "Hide drivers that are not compatible with my computer" and tried to force it use my drivers. Tried with different drivers and every time I got stuck to the same problem. Then I tried with Windows 8 and Windows 10, It just installed without problem. Later I had issue with my Cooling Fan. It stoped working, So i returned my laptop to the shop, where I bought the laptop. They said that they sent it to a service and the service changed the HDD and the motherboard. The HDD was Seagate 320GB, now it is HITACHI 320GB. The motherboard is changed, because previous motherboard had Compatibility options, that was suited for windows 8, now it's gone (may be old BIOS chip/software or newer, I dont' know, my BIOS version is 2.7). So after I got my laptop back (repaired) I got it with new H... Read more

A:T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Hi,
 
You need to add the USB 3.0 drivers to the WIndows 7 installation media.  There are several threads on this topic here on the forums.  It can be done manually (a real pain...) or with one of several OEM tools.
 
Here's the Intel one:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
 
You may also need to make the flash drive UEFI-bootable if that's you preferred installation mode.  That involves some file manipulation, but not a complete rebuild of the media.
 
Z.

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Windows 10  /  hARD dRIVE - Toshiba MQ01acf032
2100: Detection Error  on HDD0 (Main HDD)....it is like the Hard Drive is Locked
The only way i can boot up is to go to the Diagnostics and run Storage Tests / After i run the Random Sync Test and Escape out, the Laptop will boot up normally.
 
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed for member's protection.  MT-M from image:  2356GPU

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I have tried everything to move or copy one drive to another, old drive is 4.3 gig and new drive is 20 gig, operating system is NT 4 SERVICE PACK 6 Small Business Server, I have used Ghost to clone the drive and it completes successfully but will not boot, drive says its active if I use fdisk to look at partition. I also tried Disk Copy to clone or copy drive...it does exactly the same as Ghost. I need more hard drive space with the same operating system , that is why I want to use the 20 gig drive. CMOS recognizes the right drive size as far as I can tell system just will not boot with 20 gig after cloning or copying . Is there anyone who can help....please!!! Tried a 40 gig drive and it also does the same. I need some help wih this,,,,the other thing that seems strange to me is that the pc will only recognize one drive , the master in a two drive configuration. The system never sees the second drive no matter what the jumper settings I use. I have tried setting partitions active and they already were.I have tried cable select and numerous other jumper settings. This isn't my first time around the block, I just have a poor or weak understanding of the older operating system NT 4. CAN ANYONE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM SOON?????
 

A:Ghost clone or Disk Copy clone completes but will not boot

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Hi everyone,I've a T430s for more than a year now (second hand). Everything was fine until my suddently HDD died last week because of bad sector, after putting the laptop on hibernation for the night.I've bought a SSHD to replace my HDD and asked a friend who is quite good at computing to reinstall windows 7 on it. Everything works exept the wifi, the laptop is not able to catch wifi signal ... (but internet works with an ethernet cable).Installing Lenovo drivers from the support website did not fixed the issue.Any idea about how to fix it or about the source of the problem? Thanks !!

A:T430s Wifi issue after reinstalling Windows

Welcome to the forum!
 
The site has three different drivers, is your friend sure she/he installed the correct one? I guess you're using a 64bits Win7, right?
 
Eventually ask her/him to check the device-id of the wifi card from the Device Manager.
 
Kind Regards
 
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Just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my T430s (Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 128GB SSD).When I attempt to boot the laptop it hangs on the Windows logo with the small circles rotating and freezes. This happens randomly and it will boot properly 3 out of 10 times. The other times I have to power it off and on until I get the repair console and then tell it to boot normally. Sometimes this will boot but others I have to power it off and on repeatedly until it starts up. I had the same issue with Windows 7 so I'm stumped if it's a driver issue or something else going on with my laptop? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

A:Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Just wanted to add a Me Too to the list, so its not a one-of experience.Recently bought a referb T430 and am loving it.I upgraded hardware to 16GB RAM and a 500GB Samsung SSD to amp up the experience and so far so good, except for this failure to boot experience that has now appeared.I had also upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Maybe a mistake?When the boot hang started i did various things like force power down and CTRL-ALT-DEL and on reboot everything would be fine. Thankfully.I have run the Lenovo Hardware scan thats part of Lenovo Solution Center with no errors.I have almost come to the point of doing a Windows 10 Reset but wanted to do some research first and found this reference to the same phenomenon.I am wondering whether it may be SSD related? I could try cloning back to a standard disk drive.I also still have the original Win 7 128GB SSD. I can also try that to see if the problem goes away.Will update if any further discoveries are made

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install

























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I'm running a Thinkpad T430s with a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro. After a few days, the wifi disconnected and won't reconnect. Wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205.  Network Settings has the wifi switched to off. Clicking it to switch to on changes nothing - it shows as on, but connections don't work, and if I close the Network Settings window and re-open, the switch is back to off. Windows 10 will not switch off of airplane mode. Clicking the mode button does nothing - the icon stays blue. Ethernet works fine. An external USB wifi dongle works fine, but I'd like to use the built-in wifi. Things I have tried:Run all updates through Windows Update.Clean reinstall Windows 10 using an install disk created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Reformatted the main partition for this reinstall.Run all updates through Lenovo Companion, including a BIOS update.Reset the BIOS to factory settings.Made sure WLAN is enabled in the BIOS.Made sure that the hardware wifi switch is set to on. Switched it back and forth between on and off, to make sure what I thought was on was actually on.Replaced the wifi card with another card. Made sure that the cables are connected firmly, the card is seated and the screw replaced. Both the original and replacement cards are Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205.Rescanned for hardware changes in Device Manager. Uninstalled the wireless card. Disabled it. Enabled it. Checked for driver updates.Booted into a live Ubuntu 14.0... Read more

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install?

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Hello!Do anyone have any expirance how the T430s work with the Windows 10 Novemver upgrade Version 1511 (build 10586)?Is there problems?

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Gents,I have tried everything, unfortunately I have failedAlways received error code E7210005 for the sensor device cannot be foundI have ThinkPad T430s, product # 2355DA4 ? BIOS # G7ETB2WW (2.72 )I have read all the massage written hear before in this regard and tried all the solutions as far as I rememberI need someone from Lenovo to guide me how I can solve this issueThank you in advance for your support..

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I have a T430s  and a Docking station. I attached 2 monitors to the docks DP and DVI ports. Windows only allows me to use 2 of the three total monitors (2 external + Thinkpad LCD) at the same time. I have already read that the HD 4000 Card only supports two monitors. However, using Ubuntu allows me to have all three monitors active at the same time. How is this possible?

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Hi there
I always thought that CLONE Disk really did Clone disks - however this doesn't seem to be exactly the case.

I decided to upgrade a SAMSUNG 830 120 GB SSD to a Samsung 840 250 GB SSD in a laptop recently. The cloning process went fine -- I left the partitions EXACTLY as they were on the original drive (so I had around 120 GB of unallocated space on the target drive).

When I re-booted everything worked fine except SKY GO (that's an application where I can run SKY TV - satellite TV subscription channel - on the PC with Internet streams -- great for LIVE Sport etc when on the move).

Refused to work saying Computer Device is not registered.

Re-inserted the old SSD -- guess what SKY GO worked fine -- so SOMETHING has changed --not sure what but surely the copy should have resulted in the OS'es being identical - I hadn't changed any partition sizes etc.

Not sure why changing a disk would invalidate a very useful application -- of course SKY TV couldn't explain anything -- Who or what are ever employed in those dreadful off shored call centers -- just get some woman mouthing away in poor barely understandable English the same line over and over again --very sorry -- very sorry -- don't know -- try technical support. I reply - YOU ARE (F-----g) Technical support -- didn't actually insert the F word though --. Answer comes back again Very sorry - very sorry -. Who or What are these automatons who work in those places. !!!!!!

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A:Clone Disk -- Does it REALLY Clone disks - I have doubts

Hi again

Finally sorted the wretched problem out properly --- it WAS Silverlight (Grhhhhhhhh)

I restored my old system again to the new SSD
Then UNINSTALLED Silverlight --as before

But there's a folder in Program data ==> Microsoft ==>playready which apparently is ZERO bytes. (Or perhaps just contains hidden inaccessible security info).

Removing this folder as well and then re-installing Silverlight -- the SKY GO application started find after a few messages of "Updating security for display of protected content" and things like that.

So my remark on the CLONE DISK still stands however it does seem that Silverlight remembers things from specific PHYSICAL DISKS when you move an OS from one disk to another.

I wasn't going to give up here -- a Clean Windows install also fixed the problem - but I didn't want to go through all the hassle of installing and upgrading all my applications again so I was determined to get to the cause of the problem.

Anyway the new SSD is great -- and I can also keep two VM's on it which I also run quite a lot - response on these is now magnificent.

Waiting until I can afford the latest 980 GB SSD's -- then apart from for archive and large data files like Music / films etc - it's BYE BYE Spinners.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hope this is the right forum.

Just need a little advise. I've attempted in past to use system restore with absolutely no luck so I've come up with a brilliant idea. "Why don't I backup my system or clone it", however, I've never done so and so have no idea how to go about it or which is best. Is there a decent program out there that will allow me to back up or clone my system on either my external drive (1Tb) or a thumb drive (16 Gb). I have no idea how big of a file will be created so I have no idea if a thumb drive would be big enough. My external is actually a WD in an external case which could be installed in my computer case if need be.I need to do 2 drives. A 250 G and an 80 gig

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: To Clone Or Not To Clone. That is the question

I know some people use Acronis True Image, I believer there are other programs available too, that will do this for you.
VIcks
 

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What is Windows 7 Clone? Why is there a message "your windows is not genuine" when you update windows 7? I need some answers thanks

A:What is Windows 7 Clone?

Did you use an 'image' disk from someone else's machine to install your version of Windows 7?

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Hi,

I have a computer with windows 7 home premium - 32bit and a 1 TB (sata2) hd.
I have a spare 320g (sata2) hd (western digital) and I am trying to figure out the best method to clone the OS over from the 1 TB to the 320 GB. I have read a few topics and see that many Image/clone apps will only work if the operating system being cloned is cloned to a hardrive of the same size or larger.

In my case i want to do the opposite - clone from a large hard drive to a smaller one.

Would anyone be able to suggest a way to do this as I am sure this would be possible.

A:Clone Windows 7 from 1 TB to 320 GB hd

Try & shrink the current OS drive via Disk Management -
START | type diskmgmt.msc

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-shrink-9.html

It probably won't shrink to the size you are seeking.

You should just install the OS to the new drive, activate & validate -

www.microsoft.com/genuine

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I cloned my copy of Windows 7 today onto a backup hard drive using Acronis True Image Home 2010 in case of any future problems. It all went okay untill I ran the backup hard drive. and there was a message on the bottom right hand corner telling me that it could be an illegal copy. The origional hard drive is okay, is there another method to avoid this problem.

Thanks.

A:Clone Windows 7

it might simply be that as far as windows is concerned you changed hardware. meaning the hard drive. when you make a backup like this you should never run it to check it. the only time you should touch it is either to replace it with a more current backup or to copy it back to the main hard drive if you have problems with the running os that you cannot fix.

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Hello,
is there a way to make a clone of windows;
with all my settings, programs & there settings!
[ everything i have changed & added to windows,
drivers & gadgets; SIMPLY EVERY THING ]
* then save it in External Hard Drive,
& lets say i have formatted my windows,
then restore this clone: as of nothing happened.
Thanks & Best REGARDS

A:is there a way to clone the windows?!

There is, as this tutorial shows: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I am trying to upgrade my aio from hdd to ssd. I am able to successfully clone but the ssd wont boot. Is this possible to do on windows 8?

I called my local repair shop and he said you cannot clone with windows 8 because of uefi. He didn't specify though.

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What is the best application to use to clone windows 7 installations?

I've never tried this before and from now on would like to clone my system image from a 'clean' state with all my needed programs installed so that if my HDD or computer ever failed I can just load the image onto the new computer (obviously the same spec as before for driver compatibility) or hard drive. This leads me on to the second question...how would I load the image onto the new computer/hard drive.

Thanks in advance

A:Clone Windows 7

Best is probably a matter of opinion but I use Acronis. Clonezilla and Macrium Reflect are supposed to be good.

As far as how to load it, you'll need a second hard drive or a USB thumb drive. These products are typically launched from a boot disc. From there you load the image from your storage and restore it to the new drive.

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Hello guys,

i will format my laptop next week. I have cloned linux systems using clonezilla. Is there anyway to clone my windows fresh formated system next week? I think clonezilla is supporting only unix-linux OS. Please inform me for any usefull software that can help me (prefer to be free)!

thank you for your time :)

A:How to clone windows 7

The best I know of is this one:

Cloning Software from Acronis

You can use the free trial.

There is also many others if you look around.

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So, I have an used intel x25-V ssd, previously with windows 7 64bit, I want to clone windows 7 32 bit on it, I researched on internet and the software mostly recommended is acronis true image but it's not free, a free one will be better, also since my ssd is used, it has 2 "partition" on it, the "system reserved" and the other one, does someone know if this matter on cloning? or should I unite the 2 partitions together, if so, partition wizard 6.0 is it good enough?

Anticipated thanks for everyone!
 

A:How to clone Windows 7 to used Intel X25-V SSD

I recommend DriveImage XML, it's free and I just used it to clone Windows 7 from one hdd to another. Very easy to use.

BUT in my case I had no "System reserved" partition, and I have to warn you that I still haven't figured out how to fix the boot sector on the new hdd. I guess you could create two partitions on the new hdd, one "system reserved" (I think it is about 100MB) and one with the rest.
You can always try again if your clone won't boot, remember you're cloning your hdd, not moving the files.
 

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Hello all, I started this new topic because I'll bet most do not back up the exact way I do, so I couldn't find anything on the web that will address my question. Tell me if I'm wrong.
 
I "back up" all my HDD's using an extrenal caddy. So if I do that regularly I have a relatively recent clone (exact copy) of my entire computer no matter what's in it or how its configured. Like so many others I loved XP and am mad because M$soft discontinued XP support (Thanks for nothing Gates). Nevertheless to be on the safe side, even though I kept (and still use) my XP on one of my 4 computers, I bought a Windows 8.1 computer and made almost everything work and look like XP. Now of course, along comes M$soft again and wants everyone to get Windows 10 one way or another. So naturally I have the (get Win 10) icon on 8.1 computer but I really don't know if I should upgrade when 10 becomes available in a few days. But if I do upgrade to 10, and if I don't like it (because I really don't know what else M$oft will change or leave out), or even if I do like it after all, WOULD I BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE WIN 10 UPGRADE HDD AND REPLACE IT WITH MY 8.1 CLONE which I will have saved? In other words will anything in the computer bios change so as to make booting up that 8.1 clone impossible?
 
Again, all I want to know is can I plug my 8.1 HDD clone instead of using the Win 10 upgrade in the same computer. Will that work? Anyone know?

A:"clone" back to 8.1 after Windows 10

Hi provobis Like so many others I loved XP and am mad because M$soft discontinued XP support (Thanks for nothing Gates).I want to say that Windows XP was supported for 14 years, which is long enough, and Microsoft even pushed back the end of support by years because of it's popularity. They aren't to blame to cut the support for it. Technology evolves, and so will OS. You need to adapt since you cannot always live in the past Again, all I want to know is can I plug my 8.1 HDD clone instead of using the Win 10 upgrade in the same computer. Will that work? Anyone know? Assuming you cloned your Windows 8.1 perfectly with the drivers of that computer in the image, then yes, you'll be able to swap HDD and boot from the Windows 8.1 without any issues (assuming the HDD controller drivers are also in the Windows 8.1 image you cloned on it).

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I have an Alienware M18x R2 running Windows 7 Professional SP1 and would like to clone my mSata SSD to a new higher capacity HHD. Currently my boot drive is an mSata SSD 120GB. I basically have only AutoCad, BlueBeam PDF editor & MS Office installed. However, I am out of space. I have a newer 1TB HDD installed that I have been using to as backup, that I have formatted and would like to clone my drive to this drive. I actually have 2 smaller HDDs as well and did successfully clone my drive to a 150 GB drive. I wanted to use my newer drive however. I have tried with partitioning to 200GB and also partitioning the whole drive. Every time I try to boot I get various different boot errors.

0xc0000221
oxc000007b
0xc00000e9
0xc000014c

I had this computer built for me about a year ago in another state. I dont have the windows CD, but I do have a bootable USB with Windows 7 Professional that I've used in the past with a different product key. I tried installing from this ISO file and still get the same errors.

I have formatted the drive various times and also did a disk check with no errors. Also check all my sata connections and everything is connected correctly.

I'm still using Windows 7 because its required for an Add-on that I use with AutoCad. I was hoping clone this drive to a partition on the 1TB HDD, then 1 more partition for Windows 10 for personal use.

Please help me troubleshoot. I've been working on this for a week now to no avail.

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Hi

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but considering a lot of people have cloned their Windows installations before an upgrade or a clean install, I thought I'd try!

I noticed that on my 250gb ssd, there are 3 partitions relating to the one Windows installation (I had originally split the drive so the main partition would only be 50gb, but there are hidden partitions (RAW ~ 10gb) and system ~ 350mb. There's currently about 180gb unallocated.

Rather than save the whole disk as an image, am I able to only save (selected) those relevant partitions? I use Clonezilla. Would Macrium Reflect Free offer this ability? Or would I just need to save those partitions individually?

Thanks for any help.

A:Best way to clone a Windows Installation?

Use Macrium Reflect Free and select the option Create an image of the partitions required to backup & restore Windows. You can select the option to image individual partitions if you know what you are doing. Imaging is preferred to cloning to avoid having two disks connected to your PC with an identical disk signature.

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hello. I'm new here so sorry if i have made the thread in the wrong place.
i have a seagate 2tb hard drive that recently started having bad blocks. so i bought a seagate 4tb drive.
I have a motherboard compatible with UEFI(asus P8H61-M LX) and a Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
My question is: how can I clone my atual 2tb drive(which is mbr) to the new 4tb drive and make it bootable? if possible, explain to me step-by-step.

Thanks in advance for any reply.

A:Clone windows 7 to new gpt drive

Ten minutes with Google tells me there are a lot of people that want to do this, but I can't find a clearcut answer.

Lot of suggestions, try this, try that, reports of errors and roadblocks, and more suggestions and guesses.

All I can suggest is to try your own Google-fu and hope.

I'd probably throw in the towel without trying and just do a clean install in the interest of avoiding frustration.

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I have used Fastone Drive clone to clone my Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit installation from my Western Digital 1.5 Tbt HD to my 1.5 Tbt Seagate backup HD. Unfortunately when I tested the clone it will not boot up and I get a Windows boot manager screen written in Chinese and I have no idea what its trying to tell me or what has gone wrong. (Please see attached file) I tried cloning again with the same result. My original drive boots up fine. It has a C partition and another storage partition. In theory both drives should have identical sectors after the clone with the exception of the serial numbers and make and model of the HD.

Does anyone know what is happening or if there is a solution? Is it possible to clone Windows 7 or are there some anti-clone security features installed on Win 7?

Your thoughts would be appreciated


Kind Regards

Chris

A:Is It Possible To Clone a Windows 7 Backup?

Have you cloned only C: partition or entire disk?

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Hi,

i found a few threads already on this forum, but none seems to solve my issue.
I got a ssd hdd, which i wanted to migrate my system to, but i can;t get it to work. I used norton ghost and clonezilla for cloning my system partition, but when i try to boot from my new drive i get message to repair the installation. Problem is, when i boot from the win 7 dvd it won't find the installation on my drive. Any ideas, or tips how to migrate the whole system partition onto the new drive?

Thanks

A:Windows 7 partition clone

The MBR has failed to copy or the drive letter has slipped.

Determine what assigned drive letter is now by booting DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm this is WIn7 HD # from list)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION 1 (confirm this is WIn7 part # from list)
DETAIL PARTITION

Is the drive letter listed correctly?

Is it System partition and marked Active? If not, do you have the 100mb System Reserved partition in the partition list. Detail it and confirm it is System and marked Active and note any drive letter.

If there is no 100mb SysReserved partition and Win7 partition has correct drive letter and is not marked Active, type ACTIVE next, then EXIT and return to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7.

If the drive letter is missing or has changed, use free Paragon Restore CD to fix it: Moving Win7 Partition to Another Drive

If Startup Repair will not work because an installation is not showing to repair, try to force it's discovery by manually running these commands which are automated in Startup Repair:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootsect /nt60 C:/ (if System partition is C)

If necessary then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as it runs multiple tests and attempts to repair before rewriting the MBR.

Report back.

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After installing a clone of my hard drive Windows says OS is not genuine. I tried to use the validation tool but it won't install and terminates with the following error code: 0xC8000247.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XXFCY-7BR4V-24X8J
Windows Product Key Hash: TcZBJdOL2yQeuYoO2PWX5NAV8x4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00014
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {2625711A-5F39-42CE-86B1-3F2FB01CCF66}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
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A:After HDD Clone Windows Not Genuine

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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Good Afternoon,

I have followed a number of threads trying to find a solution to this problem. I recently upgraded the HDD in my laptop to a smaller Kingston SSD using Acronis True Image HD 2014 software. I have re-entered the product key on the COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop and in Computer, System it states that Windows 7 is activated, yet we still get the pop up saying that it is not genuine. I'm not having any issues with our other software such as Office 2010 and I managed to install all outstanding windows updates yesterday.

I have also tried installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers and whilst that solved the windows update issue I was having (stuck on checking for updates) it didn't solve this issue as some other threads suggest.

I have seen that is useful to run the MGADT software programme which I have done and the following is the result:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2V66-FV9T4-JKM92
Windows Product Key Hash: DPMu8/AVEKlib8Ev+teTIDMjqJE=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9807605-63244
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {D7944FE9-1C69-478C-8198-814438DD84A7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
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A:Windows 7 not genuine pop up after HDD clone to SSD

Exactly what computer did the Clone come from??

What operating system did this computer come with from the factory

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I have a Dell Latitude E6520 with a Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS HDD, i7 CPU, Nvidia NVS4200M dedicated graphics, and 16 Gigs RAM. It has run Windows 7, 64 bit for several years like a champ.

I got the auto update to Windows 10 which originally had a 'flashing screen' issue that I eventually resolved by disabling the NVIDIA driver from Device Manager, then re-enabling it and then reinstalling the driver. The laptop has run fine on Windows 10 for a couple of weeks so I decided to upgrade to an SSD and bought a Crucial MX200 500 Gig SSD drive along with an eSATA cable that pugged in the eSATA port on the laptop with the other end connected to the new SSD which was recognized and visible in Disk Manager.

Crucial supply a link to a free version of Acronis True Image HD which I downloaded but when I tried to clone the old drive to the new, it kept stopping with an error box. I then browsed forums and came up with the idea of using EaseUS Todo which I downloaded and tried. The EaseUS software went through the clone process and gave a success message but when I powered down, and put the SSD into the drive bay in place of the old HDD, it would not boot. The BIOS could 'see' the SSD as it gave the name etc. but the error of no boot device found kept reoccurring. The other issue I then had was that, on booting the HDD, I'd get an odd pale blue screen asking me to chose between booting to Windows 10 or EaseUS Linux!

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A:Windows 10 - Clone to SSD Will Not Boot

You have to make the disk bootable. Do you have a Windows 10 DVD? Or can you make one using the installation files? Then you can boot with that and attempt a startup repair. If you have a Windows 7 DVD then you can boot with that and when you see the "Install Windows" screen just press SHIFT+F10 to open a command prompt. Launch diskpart and make the disk active such as (after each command press ENTER to execute) :
diskpart
select disk 0
active

This will make the new disk bootable.

A third option might be to boot with a Linux live CD and use a utility such as gparted to make the disk bootable.

Once it's bootable, you can load Windows. Maybe you have to do a startup repair and reactivate them, but then you should be OK.

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Hi everybody,

Since adopting Windows 8(.1) I have been seeking out a compatible Expose clone client. On my Windows 7 system I ran "Switcher" which works wonderfully and has a light footprint, however it is not compatible with Windows 8. I have tried "BetterDesktopTool" and some others, but nothing seems to work adequately. BetterDesktopTool is usable, but seems buggy and seems to slow down the system.

As a side note, many of the Expose clones available require Aero.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

By the way, I'm new here. Thanks for having me.

A:Best Expose Clone for Windows 8

It looks like Windows 9 will have if not expose then spaces...




the preview build of Windows 9 indeed includes many of the rumored features, among which a notification center and multiple desktops.



Windows 9 Screenshots Leaked

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Hi

Is it possible to make a clone / image of a laptop setup with all the work settings etc and run that on a mac instead of osx?

I can't just install windows as all the work settings would be lost and the 'IT' department won't support macs. I know it is possible, can anyone point me in the direction of it?

Spud
 

A:Clone windows and install on a MAC?

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I have an Alienware M18x R2 running Windows 7 Professional SP1 and would like to clone my mSata SSD to a new higher capacity HHD. Currently my boot drive is an mSata SSD 120GB. I basically have only AutoCad, BlueBeam PDF editor & MS Office installed. However, I am out of space. I have a newer 1TB HDD installed that I have been using to as backup, that I have formatted and would like to clone my drive to this drive. I actually have 2 smaller HDDs as well and did successfully clone my drive to a 150 GB drive. I wanted to use my newer drive however. I have tried with partitioning to 200GB and also partitioning the whole drive. Every time I try to boot I get various different boot errors.

0xc0000221
oxc000007b
0xc00000e9
0xc000014c

I had this computer built for me about a year ago in another state. I dont have the windows CD, but I do have a bootable USB with Windows 7 Professional that I've used in the past with a different product key. I tried installing from this ISO file and still get the same errors.

I have formatted the drive various times and also did a disk check with no errors. Also check all my sata connections and everything is connected correctly.

I'm still using Windows 7 because its required for an Add-on that I use with AutoCad. I was hoping clone this drive to a partition on the 1TB HDD, then 1 more partition for Windows 10 for personal use.

Please help me troubleshoot. I've been working on this for a week now to no avail.

A:Cannot clone or install Windows 7

What utility are you using for your cloning operations? Have you tried something like Clonezilla?

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Hello everyone, this is my situation:

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a 2TB internal HDD. I want to clone this 2TB internal HDD to an external 2TB USB HDD so that my files are backed up as I don't have a backup at the moment. I then want to buy a new 2TB internal HDD and make this new 2TB internal HDD the "main drive" and make the old 2TB internal HDD the "backup drive."

I want to update to Windows 10 Pro soon as well, but I'm not sure of the order of steps I need to take.

What should I do first, second and so on?

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Clone Software to use and Upgrading from Windows 8.1...

Which software should I use to clone?
 

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