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Just wanted to say: Thank you for the guide - I and my M4 would be really sad without this guide! So thumb.gif +rep and a kharma cookie!

No problem, and mmmmm, that is one good karma cookie! biggrin.gif
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hi sean..tried to make a system image of C drive of SSD.... set up with GTP.. as guided... and the tool EaseUS ToDo wont recognize that type of setup(GTP)... i just got hit with a Windows Not Genuine notice and weird things are happening all over my system so i want to clone my Cdrive and programs as fast as i can .. help please.. what should i use to clone my Cdrive ? thanx in advance !
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hi sean..tried to make a system image of C drive of SSD.... set up with GTP.. as guided... and the tool EaseUS ToDo wont recognize that type of setup(GTP)... i just got hit with a Windows Not Genuine notice and weird things are happening all over my system so i want to clone my Cdrive and programs as fast as i can .. help please.. what should i use to clone my Cdrive ? thanx in advance !

...it is in the OP. Only windows can make a system image properly...I have a link to how to do it in windows too.

(link)

You still need to call M$ to make windows genuine or put in a product key...what other weird things?
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@xandypx

If I boot my system without the GPT-formatted OS SSD and then put it back, will I have problems with accessing Windows?
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Do it need to do these parts when converting any other HD drive instead of my Boot SSD drive to GPT?

Type cre par efi size=100, press Enter
Type for quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Type cre par msr size=128, press Enter
Type cre par pri align=4096 , press Enter
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Nice guide! Definitely going to use it next time I format my boot SSD smile.gif
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@xandypx

If I boot my system without the GPT-formatted OS SSD and then put it back, will I have problems with accessing Windows?

You mean boot to a different disk that has a different copy of windows on it? I'm not exactly sure what you mean...
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Do it need to do these parts when converting any other HD drive instead of my Boot SSD drive to GPT?

Type cre par efi size=100, press Enter
Type for quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Type cre par msr size=128, press Enter
Type cre par pri align=4096 , press Enter

If the other drives are to be storage drives, they only need to be initialized as GPT drives. This can actually be done in "disk management" rather than through the Diskpart command line utility. The EFI partition is used by the UEFI for booting the system. The MSR partition is used by the OS. Neither is required on a storage drive.
Edited by xandypx - 1/28/12 at 6:30am
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As a total SSD novice many thanks for the superb guide, just installed a Crucial M4 128GB drive and your detailed advice was invaluable. Only problem I have is updating the firmware, when I use the boot CD it does not recognize my drive.
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As a total SSD novice many thanks for the superb guide, just installed a Crucial M4 128GB drive and your detailed advice was invaluable. Only problem I have is updating the firmware, when I use the boot CD it does not recognize my drive.

What mobo do you have? It needs to be plugged into 1 of the first native SATA ports.
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BSOD! half dozen times since 0309 firmware.. just saying not blamin....cant open anything .. not even my computer...any desktop icon clicked or program tried to open it spins and eventually says server error .. windows was FAST to start gagging and handicapping me ..less than 24 hrs after the notice my serial was no good..flawless operation for the last week or so and since set up , updates etc.. no clue the serial was going to go blacklist... nother serial installed and said it wasnt jivign with bios ..so M$ gets my call and the link to the M$ way of backup i looked at and thought any way other than M$ would be my course... but if you say thats the only way to get it all, so be it.... thanx Sean you Rawk !
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