Windows 10: SSD Clone to SSD

  1.    23 Jun 2016 #1

    SSD Clone to SSD


    Hey,
    I am cloning several computers for work with the exact same hardware. I have a working computer with a SSD and HDD. When I clone the SSD and start up the same computer with the SSD switched windows will not load and it gives me the standard missing required files to load windows error message. Any ideas? I have made sure to adjust my computer BIOS back to booting up from the SSD after the switch.
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  2.    23 Jun 2016 #2

    1. Are you cloning all the partitions on the SSD or just the Windows partition? You need to clone all the partitions.
    2. I would save an image of the master SSD to the HDD. Then just restore the image to each new SSD instead of cloning.

    Macrium Reflect Free will do both options above.
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  3. Posts : 492
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       23 Jun 2016 #3

    I know your probably in a hurry to get this done in the fastest way possible but if you have some spare time on your hands to read other option's, Microsoft TechNet has a few ways to deploy Windows 10 to multiple computers in a business environment.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rios-and-tools

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...s/deploy/index
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  4.    23 Jun 2016 #4

    Hi,

    Why clone when imaging is so much faster ?

    Cheers,
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  5. Posts : 1,742
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       24 Jun 2016 #5

    When I upgraded I received advice from Eight Forums to use Macrium Reflect using the option ‘Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows’. Backup/restore is preferred rather than cloning since cloning might duplicate the disk signature creating 2 disks with the same signatures. I did this and restored the image to the SSD which booted first time. It's also good practice to ensure only your system disc (new SSD) is connected the first time you boot.

    See my guide at http://www.eightforums.com/installat...s-hdd-ssd.html You may need to adapt this depending on your PC configuration.
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