If you are going to clone the disk of a laptop/notebook, you need to:
- Do it from Acronis Bootable Media
- Put the new disk in the laptop first and then attach the old drive vis USB
If you are cloning a disk of your desktop, just run the cloning operation from Acronis True Image 2014.
You can only clone an entire disk, not separate partitions.
The disk must be an MBR basic disk. Other types are not supported. If you are using Windows 8.1 with GPT and UEFI disk configurations that have custom partitioning sequences, it is recommended to perform a disk backup and then recover it (instead of cloning).
You can clone a desktop disk when running Acronis True Image 2014 in Windows.
If you are going to clone a laptop/notebook disk, attach the disk that you clone via USB and put the disk that you clone to inside the laptop. Boot the machine from Acronis Bootable Media and perform the cloning.
See Acronis True Image 2014: Cloning Disks.