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Before clone HDD [with Windows 10 Pro] to SSD, needed check HDD for errors??

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I have a PC

Hp-Compaq-6200-Pro-Microtower --- Microsoft Windows 10 (64-Bit)

1 - Before clone, HDD [with Windows 10 Pro] to SSD, needed to check HDD for errors??

According to: 

59877: Acronis True Image: how to distinguish between UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes of Acronis Bootable Media

https://kb.acronis.com/content/59877

2 - and screenshot below, DVD Acronis Rescue LINUX MEDIA - Acronis TI 2018 - should boot in Legacy... to clone HDD-2-SSD...?

3 - UPDATE WINDOWS 10 to 21H2 after cloning from SSD ...? CORRECT?

4 - SSD is Crucial 500GB, needed to initialize/add-disk as MBR --- or the clone do this auto??

 

 

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Leonidas, it is always a good idea to check all drives before doing any clone operation to ensure that there are no issues latent that would cause errors.

However, it is more important to make a full disk backup before this type of migration and my own personal preference would be not to use cloning at all!

If you make a full disk backup of the original HDD to an external backup drive, and have created the Acronis bootable rescue media (on DVD or USB stick etc), then you can do the following:

  • Shutdown the PC (press & hold a Shift key when clicking on Shutdown).
  • Remove the original HDD and replace it by the new SSD in the same location / cable connections.
  • Boot the PC from the Acronis rescue media with the external backup drive connected. 
    Note: the boot mode should always match that of the Windows OS, i.e. Legacy as per your screen image above.
  • Recover the full disk backup image from the external drive to the new SSD.
  • Check all was successful, then remove the external drive and rescue media.
  • Boot into Windows from the new SSD.

The key difference in using the above method is that the original HDD can be safely stored away from the PC in a cupboard - away from any change etc.  The further advantage is that the new SSD is connected to the correct hardware location & cables and thus avoids Acronis modifying any device drivers if it was connected externally.

If you see any unallocated space on the new drive after booting into Windows, then download a copy of the free MiniTool Partition Wizard software, install this in Windows, then use it to move the Recovery partition(s) to the end of the unallocated space on the drive, then resize the Windows partition to use the now available space.  Click on the Apply button to make the changes when done.
Note: this will probably also require a Windows restart to complete the changes.

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1

I cloned another PC and had no problems... from booting into RESCUE MEDIA DVD and connected SSD SATA-2-USB, After finished cloning swap disks - SSD - HDD... are you still insist your backup and restore method, and Not cloning method...?

2

you say

"If you make a full disk backup of the original HDD to an external backup drive,...

  • Recover the full disk backup image from the external drive to the new SSD.

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So, NOT check the disk 0  - C:/ - for errors before doing this? if YOU SUPPORT checking disk C:/, how to do this?

3

And, to recover Data, Apps, Settings,... all of disk 0/c:/, the last page of backup settings in Options --- should be as the attached shot???

 

 

 

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I give this: 

chkdsk c: /f /r

where saved the result, is it saved in any log file???

I think after I have restarted the PC, finished and restarted itself, but I am Not present,... how to see the result????

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See webpage: How to Read Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 10

There is no need to change your normal backup settings when making a Disk backup - I leave the performance settings as set by default.