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Cloning a HDD to SSD

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January 10, 2014 7:29:42 PM

Hi, im going to cut to the chase, I cannot clone my HDD ( western digital blue 1 tb) to my SSD (kingston HyperX 3K SSD 240 gb). I have tried a bunch of programs mainly AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5 and i got close by individually copying each partition to the ssd, but when i booted from it the computer said that a critical file was missing and required a backup disk drive thing which i don't have... Also i know i have enough space on the ssd to transfer everything from the hdd. Also the the hdd is in a Basic GPT format (i don't know if its classified as a format or not) and the ssd is in an mbr format. the program that i was using said that i couldn't clone because the hdd was in a gpt format so i tried to find a gpt to mbr converter but when i opened it up it was the other way around. I am really not sure where to go from here any help would be awesome thanks. Also i am using windows 8

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January 10, 2014 8:13:03 PM

nope the one i got didn't include it
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January 11, 2014 7:29:25 AM

Intel don't include it either, but it can be downloaded from their site. If I were you I'd definitely try the Paragon solution.
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January 11, 2014 4:00:37 PM

Go into Disk Management and right click on the SSD. Select "Convert to GPT." Then your cloning should work.

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January 17, 2014 5:05:28 PM

I ended up using whats called "msi burn recovery" and made a recovery usb then booted with only my ssd and turned off fast booting also changed my bios start up option to Csm with some other word but i figured it out. thanks for helping with the problem
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January 18, 2014 6:14:34 AM

Glad to see that you got it solved. First that I've heard of that program.

Thanks for posting back with the solution that worked!

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