Windows 10: Clone not working

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  1.    04 Jul 2016 #11

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Instead of cloning. I would suggest to use Macrium to create a backup image to an external HD, verify it then restore it to your new SSD. Always work for me.

    NOTE: Cloning is bad and somtimes you'd get disk signature collition (Both disks are having the same signature)
    What if the OP had cloned only the Windows partition and not the entire disk?
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       05 Jul 2016 #12

    x509 said: View Post
    What if the OP had cloned only the Windows partition and not the entire disk?
    When you clone, you clone the whole thing, bit by bit, sector by sector so they both look identical. What you said is to copy, not clone.
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       05 Jul 2016 #13

    Am actually with Microsoft support now and a techie who has assured me he is a Microsoft tech and I will not be charged any money and I saw him go to an upgrade which it did before with the first install after entering my 7 Pro key and am waiting the outcome of the upgrade to complete.

    I do hope this will be the last of it but it looks to be going to be a long wait as it says 100% complete but nothing is happening.

    Well I think the problem has been fixed the activation is now showing Pro and it was an upgrade from M$ that was missing. So the techie is going to call me back tomorrow to see if everything is good - fingers crossed.
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       05 Jul 2016 #14

    I suggest you use the Reflect option to "Create an image of the partitions required to backup restore Windows" and store that image on an external drive. Then install the new clean drive and restore the image ensuring only the single new system disk is connected when you first boot to Windows.

    As others have mentioned, you may have problems with duplicate disk signatures if you clone the disk. I also advise turning off secure boot.
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    7 and 10 on various machines
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       05 Jul 2016 #15

    Yep Steve aiming to do just that well image at least when I have all my programs in place - broadband here is atrocious right now so it is a slow and tedious process but at least the Pro issue has been sorted. I am thinking now perhaps the activation might have gone on the 8 original OEM code as it was only the 7 that was Pro??

    I don't plan having any other drives in the machine as 500GB is usually more than enough for me as I don't do much gaming or have heaps of data

    The first support crowd were obviously scammers I guess as I was charged nothing for this upgrade and it is interesting to see that code is different from the other disk's code
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  6.    05 Jul 2016 #16

    topgundcp said: View Post
    When you clone, you clone the whole thing, bit by bit, sector by sector so they both look identical. What you said is to copy, not clone.
    I just used Macrium Reflect Free for the first time last week.

    I selected the clone function and then I was able to select the specific partitions I wanted cloned. Then I was able to select the target disk, which had enough unallocated space.

    Is this simply confusion over vocabulary?

    I tried doing a partition copy using another partition management program, and the copy was not bootable, no matter what I did. Colossal waste of time. With Macrium Reflect, the copied/cloned partition booted up no problems.
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