Quote: Originally Posted by Winefly
Can data that was stored in a MBR partition be cloned, then copied onto a GPT drive? Is this even possible? Basically what I want to do is have my existing drive be converted and all data, including OS be restored. Possible, or not possible?
This is the command I used in command prompt to backup my drive to move it to GPT:
Replace C: (Source) and/or D: (Destination) with your appropriate drive letter or folder path
robocopy C: D: /mir /zb /copyall /dcopy:t /sl /xd "System Volume Information" /xf hiberfil.sys pagefile.sys /xj /r:0 /w:0 /tee /log:robocopylog.txt
. Note that /mir will MIRROR your harddrive with the path, so if there are files in the destination that is not from the source, it will delete it. Make sure you put an empty drive or folder as the destination.
Also, if you're copying a Windows Vista and up installation, your junctions won't be copied and you'll need to do a repair install once you boot up your new GPT drive.