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Windows 7: How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

31 Jan 2013   #31
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Ok i've managed to move the whole drive into the new drive, everything is fine, files are 100% the same, but...
I cannot boot from Z, Nor does Z have a windows logo in Macrium reflect,
In the video the guy didn't have a windows logo on it either but he did have on on his recovery partition
Do i have to make it boot manually or what?
Macrium reflect show a windows logo in case it's a primary partition and active... so a possible boot partition. Sure Z is primary and active? You cloned C which is primary and active.... so must be fine.

But you cloned to an extended partition (marked with green border in disk management). Maybe it's logical now as well? That's why I told you to make it primary and active in destination partition properties

Post disk management screenshot


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31 Jan 2013   #32
crazykilla

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31 Jan 2013   #33
Kaktussoft

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If you enter BIOS you can change the boot priority. You see options like CD/DVD, USB, Harddisk.
Is there an option to specify which harddisk to boot from?

X and Z have green border so are logical partitions! Make them primary.
Download and install Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online take the free HOME version. Run it
Then make X and Z primary. X is not really necessary.
Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Then make Z active in disk management or do How to Set Active/Inactive partition with partition magic? Partition Wizard Video Help.

Of course you can do it with other partition software as well
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31 Jan 2013   #34
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Did you delete all files on X yourself? It's totally empty now.
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31 Jan 2013   #35
crazykilla

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Moved them to E:
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31 Jan 2013   #36
Kaktussoft

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Moved them to E:
Are you converting X and Z to primary and mark Z active?
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31 Jan 2013   #37
crazykilla

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Then make X and Z primary. X is not really necessary.
And how do i do that?
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31 Jan 2013   #38
Kaktussoft

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I told you in #33
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31 Jan 2013   #39
crazykilla

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K, it's now set as primary, do i have to restart now?
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31 Jan 2013   #40
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
K, it's now set as primary, do i have to restart now?
K??? make X and Z primary. And make Z active afterwards. Post screenshot of disk management afterwards
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