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GeneralRe: Cloning disks - UEFI hell Pin
Rick York31-Jan-20 10:28
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dandy7231-Jan-20 9:23
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This will probably show my lack of experience with UEFI, but here goes:

As I understand it, most systems still let you turn off UEFI. What would happen if you turned it off and you tried to boot from the original drive? Windows might configure itself so it works without expecting UEFI to be there and functional. Once the drive is cloned (in that state), nobody along the chain should care that (perhaps) some UEFI bits don't get carried over during the cloning process (since it was disabled). Assuming that's the case, you should then be able to boot from the drive, providing you leave UEFI turned off in the BIOS. If you're in a position to do anything with the original drive in the first place - I'm not sure what the full background story is.

That's my wild-ass theory, and I don't have much else to suggest for now, unfortunately. My only "real" (?) experience with UEFI consists of having it turned off temporarily a few years ago on my Surface tablet, and it complaining on a screen with a screaming red background (I don't remember why I had to turn it off - maybe a firmware update)...but it got turned back on after that, so that went away.

I don't think I've ever used UEFI in its "fully turned on" mode after that on any of my machines. Or at least have tried to clone a drive while UEFI was enabled...

[Edit]

Randor, just above me, put it way more succinctly than I apparently have the ability to express. I knew there was a setting in Windows itself for that, but couldn't remember. I have a good feeling about his suggestion.
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GeneralIt has been a long time since I've had to use other people's code Pin
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