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Disk not bootable after restoring image to new SSD

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I downloaded Acronis to try it out and I'm not getting any luck with it. I have a Win10 laptop with a tiny 128 SSD and I want to upgrade to a new 512 GB SSD. My laptop only has one M.2 slot so what I ended up doing was create a full disk backup and saved it to the HDD. Then I created a bootable media with acronis and booted from that after changing the old SSD for the new one. Using the bootable media I restored the image to the new SSD but my laptop just wont boot. Wont boot to windows, to recovery, nothing. What am I missing?

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welcome to these public User Forums.

See KB 59877: Acronis True Image: how to distinguish between UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes of Acronis Bootable Media and use this to check what boot mode your Windows OS uses, then when you do the restore of your full disk backup, ensure that you boot from the Acronis bootable media using the same mode.

Note: NVMe M.2 drives normally require UEFI boot to work correctly.

I am assuming that you are able to put your original SSD back in to your laptop and that this will still boot correctly for you.