Help: Windows 10 cloning

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Ricardo41, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    I am just about to get a ssd . I want to clone my Windows 10 partition. My question is , Do I have to also clone the three reserved partitions on the disk. I suppose so and would like to confirm. I have a wd caviar 500 and want my os on intel 120

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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yes, you need the lot. That's also why it's a "clone".

    I like using Terabyte Image for Windows. This is a good thread: DISCUSSION-Best-method-and-program-to-backup-image-GPT-UEFI-disk
     
  3. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you, I actually thought it was hardware specific and a startup repair would make it bootable. Made a clean install. Much faster with ssd :)
     
  4. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    You need to create all 4 partitions and clone the System and Recovery partitions. The EFI partition needs to be recreated with bcdboot and Windows will take care of the Reserved partition.
     
  5. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    thank you.
    good heads up. i will see what i can do
     
  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    If you clone the partitions will be automatic created on the target disk ;)
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Recovery partition is pretty much for nothing (I never used it once)

    I also gave up on any cloning software & do it all (both ways) with wimlib or dism & bootable Win10PE iso

    sebus