Topic: Why did my Copy and Paste Partitions not work
I am in the process of replacing my mechanical hard drives with SSD's.
One of my drives was downsizing a 1Tb to a 480Gb SSD.
I reduced the Windows partition so that it would fit onto the smaller SSD.
It was a UEFI setup of Windows 10 which had 6 partitions on the 1Tb drive.
I tried using Clonezilla but Clonezilla cannot duplicate the partitions with the same size if downsizing the hard drive so I encountered problems get it cloned onto the SSD.
So, I thought I would try with GParted using copy and paste the partitions in order one at a time. I started with an empty SSD and just copy and pasted the 1st partition, 2nd partition, etc. until all were pasted.
I plugged the SSD into the laptop that had the 1Tb in there and thought it would just work, but it didn't.
I got BSOD's when trying to boot up Windows.
I managed to use a combination of Acronis True Image, GParted and Clonezilla to successfully clone a working SSD but would have preferred a single solution and preferably open source.
So I am curious should this approach of just using the copy and paste functions of GParted have worked to "clone" the drive and successfully boot up Windows?
Was I meant to write the partition table after the copy and pasting was complete?
Would be interested in your reply as I have other mechanical hard drives to downsize and replace with SSDs.