I am trying to clone my existing 500GB laptop drive to a new WD SSD Blue 500GB using Acronis True Image WD Edition that was downloaded from the WD site.
The WD SSD Dashboard can see my USB-attached WD SSD Blue 500GB.
However, when I try to run the Acronis WD Edition software it says “Acronis True Image WD Edition Installation Restricted - This product edition requires at least one Western Digital drive to be installed in your system”
How do I fix this?
UPDATE 1 :
I have temporarily bypassed this problem by plugging in one of my other WD external USB hard drives.
The Acronis software appears to be loading. Stay tuned…
I can now get through the source and destination disk selection process in Acronis. The cloning screen starts up and then I get a “You Must Reboot Computer to continue” message.
When I do that (3 times so far) It just reboots the computer. The Acronis cloning procedure does not restart. A check in Task Manager confirms that no Acronis process is running.
I finally gave up on Aronis.
I finally got it working by using the free edition of EaseUS ToDo Backup.
It didn’t work for me the first time because I didn’t read the instructions and I didn’t check the Advanced Settings (or something like that) and made sure that “Sector by sector clone” and “Optimize for SSD” boxes were checked.
Once I did that, the clone worked out fine, although it seemed to take forever, like 3 hours.