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System Reserve Partition--Cloning to a Samsung SSD 840 EVO--

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I used the Samsung Data migration tool to migrate a Windows 7 PC from a standard hard disk to an SSD.  The cloning tool did not clone the system reserved partition.  I need the system reserved partition, because I need to eventually enable bit locker.

How do I get the Data migration tool to migrate the System reserved partition.  Our usual disaster recovery and cloning software (Symantec System Recovery) could not recover to the SSD, because it could not set the newly created System Recovery partition to active.

Any ideas on how to clone a working Windows 7 PC to a Samsung SSD and include the System Reserved partition in the destination.
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That's not the issue.  Something specific to the Samsung SSD 840 EVO.  Will close this question and ask again with more specifics
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Interesting that the SDM software did not move the System Reserved partition, since this guide explicitly says that it does:
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/us/download/11_Samsung_Data_Migration_Software.pdf

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SDM hides unnecessary features and partitions from the user, automatically moving the crucial "System Partition" to the SSD and leaving the user free to concentrate on the partitions that contain their operating system, programs, and data.
If you're saying that the SDM software did not move it, that sounds like a bug in the software. Anyway, looking forward to seeing your next question with more specifics. Regards, Joe

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