Windows 10: Cloning Hard Drive with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition


  1. Posts : 131
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 1607
       04 Oct 2016 #1

    Cloning Hard Drive with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition


    I just upgraded drive from 1 TB to a 2 TB. I tried 2 ways using Acronics True Image 2015 retail & one off the drive manufacture site which is Western Digital.
    I did a clone & all went well but I lost my restore points & why didn't it copy them? When I click system restore in new cloned drive I see my C drive 2x one active & other says (missing). When I first booted into the new cloned drive I saw Blue Screen something about memory management but it didn't create a mini dump file & rebooted normally rest of the time. Only other thing was Google Chrome account got messed up but deleted it & logged in Google account again. Is this normal behavior for a drive clone? I still have old drive in case something not go right but so far all fine except this. I also tried system image but on the new 2 TB there was over 1 TB of raw space & had to partition it & not want to to that.
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  2. Posts : 1,483
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       05 Oct 2016 #2

    I haven't used Acronis software for a while since their backup software left low drivers after uninstallation which were very hard to remove.

    I suggest you try using Macriun Reflect Free used by most people on this forum. Select the option to backup all the partitions to restore Windows. It's normally best to image your system rather than clone if you have a spare disk for imaging.

    When you boot from the new drive for the first time, it's also best to only have the system disk installed to avoid boot problems. Also, check when all drives are connected that you only have one active partition on your system disk and change all others to inactive (unless you have a fancy dual boot PC).
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  3. Posts : 131
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 1607
    Thread Starter
       11 Oct 2016 #3

    I tried Macriun Reflect same thing did not copy the Restore Points. Apparently after researching this is normal as it's to do with sectors are different on larger drive. I used a image but the drive has to be the same size or you have raw partition.
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