Windows 10: Cannot Format New Drive

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       19 May 2018 #11

    Sichuan said: View Post
    Thank you again, Clintlgm, for your prompt replies. I've read a lot about Macrium Reflect while reading articles written by Leo Notenboom. It seems to be a good product but I see no need to pay for Macrium as I currently use the Acronis software. I found this article after doing several days of research concerning my problem:



    "(!) The important point to remember is that you need to put the new drive in the laptop first, and connect the old drive via USB. Only after this you may do the cloning. Otherwise you will not be able to boot from the new cloned drive. As such, hard disk bays cannot be used for target disks. For example, if you have a target hard disk (i.e. the new disk to which you clone, and from which you intend to boot the machine) in a bay, and not physically inside the laptop, the target hard disk will be unbootable after the cloning.
    (!) Do not clone your system disk to a USB-drive, Windows cannot boot from a USB-drive.
    (!) The cloning should be done from Acronis Bootable Media (created on CD/DVD or Flash). When cloning from Acronis Bootable Media, you do not need to have an operating system or an Acronis product installed on the new drive. You do not even need to have the new drive formatted to do the cloning."

    I've decided to do one of two things. I'll either put the new drive in the laptop and the existing drive in the docking station, as Acronis instructs, or I'll put the new drive in the laptop, install a clean version of Windows 10 Pro x64 from the ISO DVD I have and then use an existing Acronis backup stored on my secondary internal drive or the one stored on my external drive, although I don't know whether or not an existing backup created from my existing drive will work on a new drive.

    Thank you again for your time and assistance.
    All these things you say don't apply to Macrium, I placed my new RAW SSD 512GB in SATA to USB 3.0 adapter cloned my old smaller 256GB SSD at the completion of the clone I shut down my computers and removed the old SSD and Installed the new SSD and booted up with no issues Macrium actually just works even there free version work just a well for Clone or Image. The End I won't bother you any longer
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  2.    20 May 2018 #12

    Thanks again, Clintlgm. I really appreciate your advice. You're not bothering me and I welcome any reply you wish to make. I'm seriously looking at Macrium Reflect. This will be the last edition of Acronis I purchase because as I've state previously, I've had major problems with every edition of Acronis TI that I have used.
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