1.    12 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Hertfordshire
    Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10586), 64-bit

    Windows 10 Image to New Hard drive, not working


    I have purchased a new WD Blue 2TB hard drive.
    I had a WD Blue 1TB hard drive with W10 on it, all working etc.
    I created a System image of the W10 on the 1TB hard drive to a
    inatek USB external hard drive.
    I also created a System repair CD Disc for W10
    I got my new 2TB hard drive and put it in the Pc - Not this one I am using to send this Request.
    I put the repair disc in which the system found and I booted from it, after selecting the UK Keyboard I went through the procedure and found the restore system image. It found my backup system image and after selecting it we got to the re-image your computer screen. I know it take some time but it has now been overt 3hrs and the small green bar has stayed exactly the same without moving, the blue light on my USB back up drive is flashing at times and then static at times.
    I know that something is wrong as when I have done this procedure before it takes approx 40mins max
    Any one any ideas how to proceed.
    Thanks
    Steve Bishop
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  2.    12 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJBishop View Post
    I have purchased a new WD Blue 2TB hard drive.
    I had a WD Blue 1TB hard drive with W10 on it, all working etc.
    I created a System image of the W10 on the 1TB hard drive to a
    inatek USB external hard drive.
    I also created a System repair CD Disc for W10
    I got my new 2TB hard drive and put it in the Pc - Not this one I am using to send this Request.
    I put the repair disc in which the system found and I booted from it, after selecting the UK Keyboard I went through the procedure and found the restore system image. It found my backup system image and after selecting it we got to the re-image your computer screen. I know it take some time but it has now been overt 3hrs and the small green bar has stayed exactly the same without moving, the blue light on my USB back up drive is flashing at times and then static at times.
    I know that something is wrong as when I have done this procedure before it takes approx 40mins max
    Any one any ideas how to proceed.
    Thanks
    Steve Bishop
    What are you trying to accomplish here? Restore image to a new drive like creating a clone?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    12 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Hertfordshire
    Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10586), 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I had a 1Tb hard drive on which I had windows 7. I upgraded to windows 10, but found that I needed a larger hard drive. So I imaged the new windows 10 to an external drive. Got my new 2TB hard drive an am trying to get the image to install on my new hard drive.
    So yes is the answer.
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  4.    12 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 121
    windows 10 pro

    WELL THERE IS THE MISTAKE you should of clone the drive it would been ok im not going to explain the reason wy its irrelevent but that is the problem
    Cloning a drive actually clones the entire contents of the drive to another drive or partition and does not create an image file. Cloning a drive is useful to upgrade your hard drive
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  5.    12 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJBishop View Post
    I had a 1Tb hard drive on which I had windows 7. I upgraded to windows 10, but found that I needed a larger hard drive. So I imaged the new windows 10 to an external drive. Got my new 2TB hard drive an am trying to get the image to install on my new hard drive.
    So yes is the answer.
    Just do a direct cloning. Download the Free Macrium Reflect. You can find download links from here: https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...ct-update.html
    And if you are not sure how, there are tons of Youtube videos about it.
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