Aomei Backupper Standard Free can't start clone
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,
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.
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 .
C drive clone to a D drive here used to work
It seems to be AOMEI backupper Standard I'm using.
But when i click "Start Clone" I get this:
I understand that cloning bootable windows disks is one of the major uses for software like this. And it is not an easy feature to implement, so if I could not find a suitable free option, I was willing to pay for it. And I was likely willing to pay for yours (given that I watched a youtube video on how to do it).
However I am so upset that your software added a paywall case, in a way that feels like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait-and-switch.
I am fine with the idea that cloning a bootable windows partition is not available in a free tool.
I am fine with having a free tool ask for payment for advanced features
I am not fine with being told that I can install the software for free and it will work for me only to then be told that my setup (which most modern computers will use) is not supported in the free version and THEN being asked to pay.
Please update your website to make it clear that disk cloning is NO longer available for GPT to GPT disks.