Clone Your Windows Boot Drive
Friday October 14th 2016, 6:11 am
Filed under: Windows

I. Prepare the New Disk
1. Connect your new disk as a secondary disk.
2. In DiskManager, create a 200MB hidden NTFS partition (no drive letter) on your new disk.
3. Right-click the hidden partition and mark it Active.
4. Then create a regular NTFS partition (with drive letter) filling the rest of the space.

II. Clone Old Disk to New
5. Install DriveImage XML and choose Drive to Drive or Restore and clone your disk. Ignore warnings.

III. Make the New Disk Bootable
6. Follow these instructions to create a Windows recovery usb and use it to make the new drive bootable.

IV. Cleanup
11. Scan your new boot disk for errors.
12. If the cloned disk complains about not having a genuine version of Windows, open a prompt as Administrator and type:

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