2TB 3 partition bootable MBR to 3 partition bootable GPT 4TB drive

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  1. Posts : 128
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       #31

    SIW2 said:
    You could.
    1. initialize the target 4tb disk to gpt and create esp and msr partitions on it.
    2. mount your acronis image as a physical disk
    3. use something like winntsetup wincopy to migrate from the mounted image to the gpt disk.
    I haven't tried using diskgenius os migration to migrate from mounted mbr image to gpt disk, that might also be a way to do it. **************************************************************************************************** ******** A different way is to restore the mbr image to the the 4 tb disk. Then convert the 4tb to gpt afterwards and adjust the partition sizes. Unless you know what you are doing, you might end up with the esp partition in an awkward place.
    That seems to make the most sense if I can figure out the details.
    A friend of mine wants to use Macrum Reflect. I'm not familiar with it so I ran a trial copy. It looks like all it is is another image/file copy which I can't see working. No provision to change any type of formats or anything else, just backups or similar. I explained the situation, but he must of missed alot of the details. Anyone know anything about this from the UK?
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       #32

    videobruce said:
    That seems to make the most sense if I can figure out the details.
    A friend of mine wants to use Macrum Reflect. I'm not familiar with it so I ran a trial copy. It looks like all it is is another image/file copy which I can't see working. No provision to change any type of formats or anything else, just backups or similar. I explained the situation, but he must of missed alot of the details. Anyone know anything about this from the UK?
    Once again
    You create the EFI and the MSR partition with diskpart commands, and use Macrium Reflect to copy the Win 7 partition from the 2T drive and load the boot manager on the EFI partition using bcdboot command.
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  3. Posts : 128
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       #33

    He only referred to this one program to do all of that which didn't make sense to me unlike what you posted earlier (which is over my head).
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  4. Posts : 7,381
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       #34

    As I already wrote before you have two options to make the new 4T byte drive boot able:
    - Do a Win 7 clean install as UEFI and then replace the windows partition with the Windows partition of the 2T drive
    or
    - Create a EFI and the MSR partition with diskpart commands, and use Macrium Reflect to copy the Win 7 partition from the 2T drive and load the boot manager on the EFI partition using bcdboot command.

    What you want to do? Do you need our help to execute one of the two options?
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  5. Posts : 128
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       #35

    I will know when I get the drive, probably in a few days. I will see what he has to say. I'm not impressed with that Macrium Reflect so far, it's images are 1/3 larger then what True Image produces. That AOMEI Partition Assistant has it over MR for the preparation functions.
    One step at a time.
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  6. Posts : 128
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       #36

    Update;

    Long story short, with the help of a tech friend he finally got the drive switched over to GPT with a added, hidden partition and boot as a UEFI drive ok.
    BUT,
    Only by itself, when I connect the MBR SSD drive and try to boot from the GPT drive it errors our with a supposed hardware like error. That is selecting the UEFI drive as the boot drive in the BIOS boot menu. The MBR SSD 'Main system drive still boots fine. The MB is a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P v2.

    Any ideas?
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  7. Posts : 7,381
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       #37

    We don't know what your a tech friend did.
    You received a clean 4T drive.
    - Did he do a win 7 clean install as UEFI-GPT and then replaced the Win 7 partition created with the other on the 2 T?
    or
    Did he converted the 4T drive to GPT, created the EFI and MSR partition and cloned Win 7 partition from the 2 T and then loaded the boot manager on the EFI partition?

    Please post a whole window Disk Manager image of ALL your drives. Don't forget to expand the columns so we can read them. How to Post a Screenshot of Disk Management
    If you have a MiniTool or AOMEI Partition use it instead or Windows disk manager.
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  8. Posts : 128
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       #38

    The 2nd route, except only one additional hidden partition was created, not counting the 2 data partitions duplicating the 2TD drive. The work was done remotely thru 'TeamViewer' which he has done from many years and a land line.
    He used AOMEI Partition Assistant DiskPart and Macrium Reflect. He created the 'Hidden Partition' with DiskPart IIRC.

    Here is the screen shot of the 3 drives, #2 is the new 4TB and the created partition.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2TB 3 partition bootable MBR to 3 partition bootable GPT 4TB drive-current-drive-partition-lineup.png  
    Last edited by videobruce; 3 Weeks Ago at 13:47. Reason: added attachment
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  9. Posts : 7,381
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       #39

    Something isn't right. The drive 2 , partition 2 (efi) has only 7 M on it.

    Would you like to recreate the partition and reload the boot manager on it?
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       #40

    Don't take this the wrong way, yes, but I'd rather have him do it. If I do it and it's wrong for whatever reason I'll get the blame.
    IOW's I don't want to 'break it any more.
    I would like to see the procedure with the file package if that is ok with you..
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