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I used Partition Assistant to clone my laptop's 500GB drive to a 1TB drive. The cloning completed without any errors. However, when I put the 1TB drive into the laptop and started it up, the laptop went to a screen that said "Preparing Automatic Repair", then to a screen that said "Diagnosing Your PC", and then to a screen that said "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC. Press 'Advanced Options' to try other options to repair your PC or 'Shut Down' to turn off your PC." This is Windows 10 with the most recent update.
Going to "Advanced Options" brings up three choices:
I tried Continue, and it just looped around to the "Diagnosing Your PC" screen.
Then I checked out the Advanced Options screen, and tried every option that didn't require a prior system image. None of them worked.
The bottom line is that the cloning process failed badly.
I am writing for suggestions on how to make a successful clone of the original hard drive. If I can be guaranteed that it will succeed, I would have no problem buying the Pro version of Partition Assistant.