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Windows 7: Cloned install boot issues

17 Aug 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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System Restore - Enable or Disable

Configure system protection is OFF for all disks. Then enable it on the disks you want. then create a manual "Restore point". After cloning and messing around with drive letters.... system restore is normally a little bit out of sync.


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17 Aug 2012   #22
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I didnt uninstall SP1, I removed the backup files it left behind which allow it to be uninstalled to save space.
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24 Aug 2012   #23
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I am still seeing 2 issues, both I think related to the lettering and cloning.

1 - is the resource monitor under the disk tab shows weird drive lettering for running apps. posting pic on this post. it sayd D:0 instead of C:.

2 - is that apps in the windows firewall which have allow rules based on the app location are been blocked, this I think is related to #1 that the raw drive letter is incorrect even if appears as C: in explorer.


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24 Aug 2012   #24
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
I am still seeing 2 issues, both I think related to the lettering and cloning.

1 - is the resource monitor under the disk tab shows weird drive lettering for running apps. posting pic on this post. it sayd D:0 instead of C:.

2 - is that apps in the windows firewall which have allow rules based on the app location are been blocked, this I think is related to #1 that the raw drive letter is incorrect even if appears as C: in explorer.
Post full blown screenshot of disk management
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24 Aug 2012   #25
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

disk 1 is the ssd.


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24 Aug 2012   #26
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
disk 1 is the ssd.
Start by marking "system reserved" as inactive. You can even delete that partition! It isn't used any more

Partition - Mark as Inactive
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24 Aug 2012   #27
Kaktussoft

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Why has D: (SWAP) a pagefile? I should disable it on D
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24 Aug 2012   #28
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Did you remove R partition? It's listed in perfmon output and not in disk management!
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24 Aug 2012   #29
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

R is my ramdisk.

The system reserved partition on the hdd I have now deleted although it has no affect on anything.

D: has a swapfile as its a different physical disk to the OS which speeds up swap access, its always had a swap on my installation.

How is this relevant to the issue?
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24 Aug 2012   #30
gregrocker

 

It is relevant because the paging file should be on the OS partition C. Turn it off and then back on to move it now. Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

What other ill-advised tweaks based on old-school rumours have been done?

If you have a WD or Seagate HD in the mix I'd start over and use the free premium Acronis cloning/imaging app which comes with either HD on their website Downloads page. The Manual is also there and easy to understand. Norton Ghost is old school by comparison.

Besides this the best reviews on moving OS onto SSD are for using SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
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