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I currently have Windows 7 Pro x64 installed on my 850 Evo which is formatted as an MBR drive.

Using the backup tool, I created a system image then restored that image to a WD Blue drive I had available. All went well and it was able to boot on the Blue just fine. I then shut down, booted from my Evo, used Partition Wizard 9.1 to convert the WD Blue from MBR to GPT and after doing this I was unable to boot from the WD Blue.

I tried to use the System Repair Disc to help fix the boot problem, and even though this disc is fine and has worked before, it gave me the following error.
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"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows."

Not sure I can help you much further but as for a suggestion I would recommend just biting the bullet and reinstalling windows on the new motherboard if you do decide to upgrade it. It's probably not worth the headache to keep it, especially since you'll have to do a reactivation anyway because activations/product keys are tied to the motherboard upon installation.

If you really do want/need to keep your install this should give some helpful info, not for the GPT conversion process but for the rest.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html
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Found this, my have info that you can use.

http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50151.aspx

Found this as well.

http://superuser.com/questions/443561/clone-a-windows-installation-to-a-3tb-hard-drive-mbr-to-gpt

Taken from one of the posts.
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None of the answers so far gave me all the info I needed to solve this problem. I solved it and I'm successfully running my old Windows MBR install on UEFI and GPT now.

Connect only your target drive and run Windows 7 Setup in UEFI mode. You can do this by enabling UEFI in the BIOS and by using the DVD. It is possible to make a USB stick that UEFI boots, but the Microsoft tool will not make them so. Watch out for this.
Install Windows 7 clean to your target drive. You can confirm you're in UEFI mode as 3 partitions (EFI, MSR, and Main) will be created.
Connect your source drive and boot up an Ubuntu (or other linux) live CD/DVD/USB and use NTFSCLONE (from terminal with super user priv: 'sudo ntfsclone', syntax is easy to use from the help page) to copy your NTFS partition from your source drive and overwrite the main windows partition on your target drive. Watch out for the syntax of NTFSCLONE, it can have the target and source on the command line the other way round.
Disconnect source drive and enjoy your old install on the new drive.

From what I can see, instead of running boot code in the disk start, EFI simply runs boot code on the EFI FAT32 partition in a predetermined location, this boot code then starts the Windows installation. As we overwrite one that was set up correctly, it starts our old one up instead.

It has taken me literally days of fiddling to figure this all out and now hopefully others wont have to.

(Other notes: on my Intel DP43TF I had to update the BIOS and set the BIOS to IDE instead of AHCI for the Windows setup. I switched it back to AHCI after putting my old install onto the GPT drive and all was well)

Tested and working!
     
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Okay. Cool. Thanks Shadow11377 for all the trouble you have went through. It clear out that picture in my head about gpt and mbr while my resource is limited. I guess I will do a clean install after all. Transparent migration seems impossible for now.

Also thank you everyone else for your time and suggestions. I have sure learned something new.
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