Windows 10: Clone windows 10 hd

Discus and support Clone windows 10 hd in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Once I am satisfied with my laptop set up (laptop #1), I want to clone the hd and put it in an identical laptop. HD's are identical. The laptop (#2)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by jvallee, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM.

  1. jvallee Win User

    Clone windows 10 hd


    Once I am satisfied with my laptop set up (laptop #1), I want to clone the hd and put it in an identical laptop.
    HD's are identical.
    The laptop (#2) that the cloned drive is going into has a valid Windows 10 install now, but it is has some corruption that apparently can't be fixed. So I want to remove it's hd, clone from good working laptop (#1) and reinstall in laptop #2.

    Question is what about Windows 10 Product ID? I think I can change it in System settings. I don't want Windows to misbehave on #2 because it doesn't think it's a valid install.

    #1 will be synced to #2 to ensure I have a second machine at the ready when and if I need it.

    :)
     
  2. MDxLady13 Win User

    Cloning HD

    Trying to clone HD using Acronis True Image 2015.

    When in the process, requires restart. Restart doesn't finish cloning process, rather it abandons it.

    So, my understanding is that I need to turn secure boot off.

    My BIOS is in legacy mode, and this does NOT provide the option anywhere to turn secure boot off.

    Is there an other way?

    Do I have to use UEFI?

    I need step by step info, I am a novice at this.

    Computer info:

    Dell Inspiron N5010

    Windows 10 Home, 2016

    8 GB RAM

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
     
  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Cloning HD

    I don't know about Acronis, but I use the Free version of
    AOMEI Partition Assistant
    to clone Drives and have never had any trouble . . .

    Click HERE for a step by step on cloning your hard drive with AOMEI
     
  4. g geek Win User

    Clone windows 10 hd

    clone MBR HD to bootable GPT partition?

    My HP Vista laptop took a swim and died. I pulled the 320MB HD, put it in an external enclosure and found it still good. Bought a new Dell Win 10 machine w/ 1TB HD. Plan was to:


    • Partition off a piece of the new 1TB w/ native Win10 Disk Management.

    • Clone the 320MB Vista drive into the new partition w/ Easeus Partition Manager.

    • Run Paragon-adaptive-restore on the Vista partition.

    • Set up as dual-boot Win10 / Vista.
    Ran into problems right away. Apparently can't clone the MBR HD to a GPT partition and have it remain bootable. Don't see a way to do this without wiping the new Dell 1TB clean – which I'm hesitant to do, especially since I'm about 6000 miles from
    home right now.


    • What's the solution to cloning the MBR drive to a bootable GPT partition?

    • Am I on the right track? I really want to preserve this Vista installation - I have 30+ years of data in legacy programs on it that would be very difficult to access in Win10.
    TIA
     
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