Windows 10: did a disc clone instead of a system clone

Discus and support did a disc clone instead of a system clone in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Just got a new Lenovo computer and fitted an SSD. I then cloned it using EaseUS Todo backup free edition. I performed a disc clone when I should have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Michael Coles, Jan 19, 2017.

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    Just got a new Lenovo computer and fitted an SSD. I then cloned it using EaseUS Todo backup free edition. I performed a disc clone when I should have used a system clone. The PC still works but the file system has changed, haven't tried to manually boot to the SSD as I now know it wont work. The SSD has the same stuff on it. Is there any way I can get the system back to as it was. I have tried Lenovo's recovery prog but it advises that it can't and to change back to the old file system. I'm pretty sure that all that has happened here is that the name of the hidden partitions have changed so it's default path no longer works.

    :)
     
    Michael Coles, Jan 19, 2017
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  2. CLONE, CLONE, CLONE !

    Hello everybody,

    Before upgrading, clone your system disk !

    I read too many posts from people having upgraded and who cannot rollback with the W10 rollback function.

    If only they haved cloned...

    Two solutions are better than one.
     
    Thierry DUGUET, Jan 19, 2017
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    BulldogXX, Jan 19, 2017
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    Welcome to the TenForums @Micheal Coles

    If you did not change the original HDD can you not set boot order to that drive and boot.

    For my education what do you mean the file system has changed, it is using something other than NTFS
     
    Caledon Ken, Jan 20, 2017
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  5. hi thanks for replying.
    I'm in a bit of a fix now...I am on my old PC so can't tell you what it says about the file system till I go on the other one.
    I have disconnected the SSD and intend trying to find the recovery partition (the names of all of the partitions has changed) and download it to a usb stick. The PC has it's own link to this but clicking on this says the file system has changed... I have been thinking that if I take the SSD out and put it in a caddy that I may be able access the recovery partition from there. It's all a bit hit and miss I just don't want to bugger it all up.
     
    Michael Coles, Jan 20, 2017
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  6. Still not understanding what has happened to original HDD. If it is the only drive in box then system should just boot from it, unless something on it has changed.
     
    Caledon Ken, Jan 20, 2017
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  7. Winuser Win User
    If you didn't delete the OS on the HDD I would boot from the HDD and start over. Once booted into Windows on the HDD delete all the partitions on the SSD and start over. Make sure you delete the partitions on the SSD and not the HDD. This is a great free program to delete your partitions on the SSD. Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
     
    Winuser, Jan 21, 2017
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    The HDD in the PC is fine and the cloneing was done with EaseUS Todo. The free version doesn't support a working bootable operating system but does support a disc clone which must be why all the hidden partitions and windows all had unrecognizable names. It also finished the job despite the fact that he SSD was only 250gb while the main HDD was 1gb but only has windows on on it. So now I am going to have another go tomorrow. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
     
    Michael Coles, Jan 21, 2017
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  9. Winuser Win User
    Next time try Macrium Reflect free. Macrium Reflect Free
     
    Winuser, Jan 22, 2017
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  10. You also didn't say what type of SSD you bought. Samsung comes with the software to make this happen. You do need to get a cable to make the transfer happen.
     
    Caledon Ken, Jan 22, 2017
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  11. Samuria Win User
    Can we get a screenshot of the disk partitions from device manager or simliar
     
    Samuria, Jan 22, 2017
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  12. Its a Crucial CT250BX100SSD
     
    Michael Coles, Jan 22, 2017
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    I restored the the main disc to factory default, so that is normal now. The SSD is in a caddy F drive is windows g drive is called LRS_ESP and that has Boot EFI and Onekee on it. the last one is Lenovo's system backup.
     
    Michael Coles, Apr 5, 2018
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