How to clone from SSD to a Tablet NVMe

May 23, 2017 at 09:58:47
Specs: Windows 10, I7
I have a new Yoga 12isk with a NVMe Samsung SSD ( MZVLV256 ) . I wanted to restore a cloned Win 10 UEFI drive to the NVMe SSD . I have tried this using both the latest and testing edition of cloneZilla (UEFI ) but it does not see the the target drive . How can I restore my cloned disk to the NVMe?

I am now trying AOMEI - will see how that goes

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May 23, 2017 at 10:52:25
How did you clone the drive in the first place if Clonzilla can't see it?

If it's a drive from a different computer you are going to have problems even if you do manage to restore it. Make absolutely sure that you can reinstall the current OS before you try the restore.

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May 23, 2017 at 13:08:38
It is a clone from a suface pro , I have both an image and a disk (backup )

AOMEI did not work either , AOMEI recognises the NVMe drive and can deploy the cloned drive to it but, it just does not boot

Cannot see what difference it makes by doing a fresh install then a clone ?

The strange thing is , I can boot to the cloned drive within a USB enclosure , yet I cannot detect the internal NVMe drive at all , not even in Diskpart CMD .

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May 23, 2017 at 13:22:04
1. The clone will have the drivers for the Surface Pro, but not for the Lenovo. At the very least you are going to have to find and add those drivers.

2. The clone version has been registered with your Surface Pro.

But why would you want to install Windows 10 from the Surface Pro to the Lenovo, as they both come with Windows 10 installed? The only reason I can think is that the Surface Pro version is Professional whereas the Lenovo is Home. So, even if you get round the driver and registration problems you will need to buy a Windows 10 Professional licence for it. Otherwise, the Lenovo, or the Surface Pro, or both, will cease to work because of duplicate use of the licence.

If you want Windows 10 Professional on the Lenovo, just buy a licence and install from scratch.

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May 23, 2017 at 13:28:19

I have no problem installing the drivers after , the challenge is wrtiting the clone to the internal disk and then getting it to boot

The reason the clone is needed is because the clone drive has a lot of user configuration , emails and software that will take hours and hours to set up again .

Installing several drivers would be easier

Licences can be changed not an issue

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May 23, 2017 at 23:40:00
I appreciate your problem, but you are going to waste less time if you just transfer your data and reinstall your software rather than struggling to get the Windows installation from a Surface Book to work on your Lenovo. As a bonus, you won't have the expense of buying an additional licence.

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May 24, 2017 at 02:56:33
Totally different hardware, that's the root of the problem.

Cloning (and booting successfully from the clone) assumes that you will be using the clone on the same hardware and cloning merely to transfer the OS to a new HDD or SSD.

Your situation requires that you perform a clean Windows install to allow Windows Setup (and the registry it creates) to detect & register your Lenovo Yoga's hardware.

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