How to Clone GPT Disk in Windows 10

Brithny updated on Apr 04, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Is there a safe way to clone GPT Disk in Windows 10

"My desktop hard drive is dying. So I decided to replace it with my OEM Windows 10 Asus notebook Momentus XT 750 disk and replace the Momentus with a Kingston 240GB SSD. The Momentus XT 750 is a GPT disk. I used the Acronis True Image software licensed by Kingston to clone the Momentus to SSD, the Acronis True Image software licensed by Kingston did not work. It would not even start the cloning process citing that the Momentus configuration was not compatible. I have struggled for days trying to find a tool that allows me to safely clone GPT disk in Windows 10 but failed. Can anyone help?"

It is more difficult to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 than clone MBR partition disk. Sometimes, you might receive an error message says that winload.efi was missing from Windows when you try to boot from the disk, even you have done a successful GPT disk clone job. In view of this, on this page, we would like to introduce you third-party free cloning software that allows you to easily and safely clone GPT disk in Windows 10. It is helpful for users who do not want to invest in expensive cloning software that I'd probably only use one time.

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remember to create a WinPE disk. This helps to create a WinPE environment to clone GPT disk. If you need instructions, please refer to this page: create a WinPE disk.

How to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 with EaseUS backup software

EaseUS backup software offers users full backup and clone solutions in different cases. Providing multiple versions, the program can serve for different types of users including home users, server users, company users, and business users. You can choose the right version and learn how to use it to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 with simple steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS cloning software and click Clone. And then select the GPT disk you want to clone.

select the GPT disk as your source disk

Step 2. Select the destination disk.

choose a backup location

Note: If the source disk - the GPT disk doesn't have a system on it, then you can clone the data on the GPT disk successfully. If it has, your destination must also be a GPT disk, then it can boot successfully. If your destination disk is an MBR disk, you may fail to boot after cloning the GPT disk.

Among Advanced options, sector by sector clone option enables you to clone all sectors from the source disk to the destination disk.

select the destination

Step 3. Preview the disk layout after cloning. And finally, you can click Proceed to clone GPT disk in Windows 10 with one click.

click proceed to start GPT disk cloning
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.