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3.0charlie April 30, 2013 04:13 PM

Clone a GPT HDD to SSD?
Which app to clone a GPT HDD to a SSD... Im having issues with the lappy startup after cloning the original Win8 HDD using hdclone.

What do you guys use?

Daedalus2002 May 1, 2013 04:58 PM

Acronis. Never tried with a GPT partition though

Lpfan4ever May 1, 2013 05:08 PM

I actually paid (holy crap) for Paragon's "Migrate OS To SSD", which has complete Windows 8 support. As for GPT, that I'm not sure of.

3.0charlie May 1, 2013 05:12 PM

Doesn't work with Acronis. Tried the Paragon free schtuff which supposedly supports GPT. But during the install it screwed the OS to the point of no recovery. First time ever that an app install broke an OS install. :shok:

Decided to start fresh on the SSD - which is done as I type this.

KaptCrunch May 1, 2013 06:30 PM

what version of OS the pro you can convert to GPT

oops an formatted drive

grinder May 1, 2013 07:04 PM

do you have windows 8 boot media? with that partition type maye your only option is to windows backup... then windows restore/ recover. you will need to shrink the system volume size to < SSD hard drive size before starting though.

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