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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 1909
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    windows 10 1909


    windows 10 1909

    I'm getting a new computer and I will getting ride of my current Dell XPS8700. I'd installed a 1TB SSD in the Dell, and I cloned the old 1TB HDD. I formatted the old 1TB HDD using the following steps:
    - diskpart
    - list disk
    - select disk 0 (the old 1TB HDD)
    - create part pro
    - active
    -format fs=ntfs quick
    - quit
    - quit.
    I have a Dell XPS computer. I cloned the original 1TB HDD to a new Samsung 1TB SSD using the Samsung software. Zero issues. I'am going to re-install the old HDD in the Dell and use it as the "C" drive. So, I used EaseUS ToDo backup to clone the SSD to the HDD. But only the "OS C:" partition copied over. Disk 1 Partitions 1 (recovery), 2 (EFI system) and 5 (Recovery) did not copy over. I want to reload Window 10 on the old HDD but it won't as the computer says that it can't find the recovery folder/files. I think it reason is the process listed above. Help would greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 1,474
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Try imaging, instead of cloning.

    Backup and remove all your personal data from the old drive to minimise the size of the image.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    What software do you recommend?

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Why not just do a clean install of Windows 10 to the old HDD? Also your diskpart commands should have included clean before create partition. And it should also have been create part pri, not pro. Finally, if you are going to do a clone or image restore, you should just do it to empty (unallocated) space instead of creating a partition.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Youíre right about ďcreate part pri.Ē It was a slip of the fingers.
    I have wiped the disc clean, formatted it and now Iím cloning it with EaseUS Todo Backup 11.5. Itís in progress. Will update. Thanks.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Didnít copy over the recovery part! Why?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here's a jpg of the 2 disks' disk management readout.

    Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails windows 10 1909-disk-management.jpg  
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  6. Posts : 1,169
    win10 home
       #6

    Cloning is unreliable,alongside Restore Points.A clean install,using Media Creation Tool,is quick,simple and efficient.
    If you are "locked-in" to cloning,then consider using Macrium,the free version is good.
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks for replying. I did go the Media Creation Tool route using a 16GB thumb drive. I donít have a win10 disk as itís a Dell. But, it asks for the win10 code? I have a win10 ISO dvd.
    Question: Iíve disconnected the ssd when I tried the Media Creation Tool. Thatís where the recovery part is located. Should I try to rebuild the hdd with the ssd connected?
    Thanks!
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  8. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    You have a couple choices. If you really want to clone the SSD to the HDD, then use Macrium Reflect Free. Wipe the hard drive clean, convert it to GPT, then drag and drop all the partitions from the SSD to the HDD during the cloning process. The diskpart commands to wipe the HDD are:
    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <-replace # with the actual # for the HDD
    clean <-this will erase the selected disk, make sure it is the HDD!
    convert GPT
    exit
    exit
    Then clone to the blank drive using Macrium Reflect.

    If you want to just do a new, clean install to the hard drive - wipe it as above. Then when Windows 10 asks for a product key, just select the "link" for I don't have a product key (because you don't). Then on the next screen make sure to select the edition of Windows 10 that was on the computer before (Home or Pro).
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  9. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I tried the last procedure but it didn't seem to work, but I think it's because the SSD wasn't connected. I'll try the last procedure again with the SSD connected and see what happens. If the results are the same I'll download the image software and go from there.

    Thanks,
    Marco
    SCPO, USN (Ret)

    Update: installed Macrium Reflect and cloned the ssd. Works fine though itís slow.
    Thanks,
    Marco
    Last edited by marcozandrini; 14 Jun 2020 at 20:38.
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  10. Posts : 1,474
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    marcozandrini said:
    What software do you recommend?Thanks!
    Macrium Reflect freeware version.

    marcozandrini said:
    Update: installed Macrium Reflect and cloned the ssd. Works fine though itís slow.
    Don't clone. Image.
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