Need to duplicate dying drive with Paragon Disk Manager 12
Posted on 2016-08-16
So I have a Windows 10 home edition laptop with UEFI that has a disk going bad. I was able to get Paragon Disk Manager 12 to create an archive of the disk a week ago. But when I attempt to migrate the OS to a new drive, the disk is now far enough gone to not complete the boot partition.
The failing drive still boots in the laptop but I get a pop up window warning of a failing disk. I have a copy of every type of Windows 10 except the home edition and everything i read says the any repair or restore efforts must be made with the edition and version that was installed on the machine.
Is there a way to restore the archive to the new drive and run a utility to make it bootable? Can I use the recovery or Push button partitions in some fashion? I am trying to avoid a clean install. Can I sure another utility like Easy BCD to create a boot sector after restoring all the partitions from the archive? I can use my home computer to put the old and new drive on and then run Paragon or Easy BCD to make the replacement drive bootable. Once back up, then I will upgrade the drive to 10 Pro.