How do I make a (Windows 7) bootable clone of my Seagate Hybrid SSD?
Posted on 2014-04-20
I am trying to make a BOOTABLE clone of my 500 GB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive to a 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive for my Windows 7 Sony VAIO VPCF1 notebook computer
I have tried using all four of the following programs and in every case I am able to make a good clone, but the clone is not bootable:
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5
EASEUS Todo Backup Home 2.0
In each case, I carefully follow the instructions and check the appropriate boxes in each program to make the new disk bootable, but I have not had any success booting from the clone yet.
The cloned disk is perfectly useable as an "external" removable disk and I can see/use all the files that were copied to it, however my computer does not recognize it as a bootable disk when I attempt to boot from it.
I have tried and tried again. I have even attempted to use BCDedit based on information available on free online forums, but have still had no success in making my cloned disk bootable.