Aomei Backupper Standard Free can't start clone

:) :| Hello guys,

I downloaded and installed Aomei Backupper Standard Free. After selecting the source and target disk, I click the Start Clone button. But only the window that offers the upgrade to the pro Aomei Backupper edition appears.
I can't clone my hard drive to the ssd. Every time I click the button, the window comes with the offer of the pro Aomei Backupper edition.
At the bottom left there is also a request to enter the license code.
Why does Aomei use such touts to force the paid version?
Or do I do something wrong and the Aomei Backupper Standard works normally?
Please advise you on this.
Thanks in advance.
With kind greetings,
Gilberto 

Comments

  • Aoemi Backupper Standard Edition only supports cloning the system disk with the same partition style, such as, cloning GPT disk to GPT disk. If you want to clone GPT disk to MBR or migrate MBR disk to GPT, you would need to upgrade to the professional edition.  It sounds to me like you are attempting a clone operation that is not supported in the standard version.

    Perhaps you might want to consider performing a disk backup and then installing your new SSD drive in your machine and booting up on a WinPE Rescue Media.  Then you should be able to restore the backup to your new SSD drive.  After successful completion of the restore operation reboot your machine and you should be running on your new SSD drive.

    It is also my understanding that free open source software such as Clonezilla might accomplish the cloning task that you are trying to do. 
  • Hi Vbbritt,

    Thanks so much for the help.

    Aoemi Backupper Standard Edition only supports cloning the system disk with the same partition style, such as, cloning GPT disk to GPT disk. If you want to clone GPT disk to MBR or migrate MBR disk to GPT, you would need to upgrade to the professional edition. It sounds to me like you are attempting a clone operation that is not supported in the standard version.


    Hi vbbritt,

    I think you're right. The source disk has a GPT size and the target disk has an MBR partition style. This could therefore be the reason that the "Start clone" button does not want to start. And that I am reminded to buy the pro edition to avoid this obstacle.

    I would it never have found out myself. In the meantime, I have converted the target disc to the GPT style. Saturday the new crucial ssdmx500 gb will be delivered,and then I will immediately connect the new ssd to the laptop. I will start the free program Aomei Backupper Standard Free and see what happens.

    Then I'll let you know how it ended and what the result is.

    Many thanks .

    Best regards.

    Gilbert

  • With MBR you can only have 4 partitions and are limited to 2 TB in space.  So your boot disk (drive C) has to be formatted as a GPT partition to support the 8 partitions that you currently have.  Once you converted the target disk to GPT were you able to perform the disk clone successfully?
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