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Windows 7: Changing a Cloned SSD with OS to be the Boot device or C Drive

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 home edition
 
 
Changing a Cloned SSD with OS to be the Boot device or C Drive

I just successfully cloned my C drive, a 64GB SSD onto a new 128GB SSD which now reads as the G drive. my 1.5TB HHD is my F drive.

Im not too sure what the hell I'm doing. I can easily remove all my HDs and i removed my C drive and replaced the new G drive in the location. when i tried to boot the computer it obviously didnt work. i put the C Drive back in the case and it booted up fine.

obviously my cloned SSD cant boot my comp up. its cloned, i just dont know how to make it my boot device. any advice?

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20 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You are wanting to make your 128 GB your C: drive so it will boot, is that correct? What are you wanting to do with your 64 GB drive? We need to see a screenshot of your Disk Management. Click your Start button in the lower left of your screen. In the space above the Start button type "Disk Management" without the quotes. Expand the columns so we can read all of the print. Use this tutorial to post a screenshot of Disk Management using your Snipping Tool
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums Plug in all HDD, SSD when you boot. Thanks,
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20 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 home edition
 
 

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20 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 home edition
 
 

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20 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 home edition
 
 

I forgot to anser, i dont really care what I do with the 64GB SSD
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20 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

On your Disk 0, the disk that has the F: drive, there is also a 100 MB System Reserved partition. After you get your C: drive transfered, it needs to come off the Disk 0. == Just to be sure, you can boot your computer without the 120 GB SSD, right? There is a tutorial that tells you how to transfer your 64 GB to the 120 GB. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System The first few paragraphs tell about getting the bracket to put it in the PC, but you know that. You can start reading further down the page at "Transfering the Operating System". There are two ways to do it. The first option is free but has many steps and a lot of things to do. If you are not really up on PC's, it could be confusing. The second option is to pay $19.95 and get a program that does everything in a few minutes. Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview This link is in the tutorial but, I just wanted to make sure you found it. Before you do either step you need to format your 120 GB SSD so that nothing is on it. Let me know if you have any questions. == One more thing. When you transfer your OS, the 120 GB will become your C: automatically and the 64 GB will be assigned a new letter. == One more thing. When doing the transfer of OS, only the 64 GB SSD and the 120 GB SSD should be plugged into your Motherboard. This is to stop files from getting on wrong partitions.
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20 Oct 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You currently have your bootmgr on Disk0, your OS on Disk1 and not sure what is on Disk2. Booting will only work with Disk0 on-line. If you want to change that, I suggest you transfer the bootmgr to C on Disk1 and then copy it again (image and restore) to Disk2.

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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20 Oct 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya WHS Look I have done this a few times now and have never had a problem I always use your tutorial on prepping the SSD with DISKPART then clone away I wonder it the OP did that first? Would that make nay difference?
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21 Oct 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not sure what the OP did. For one I do not see an OS on his 120GB SSD. Then he certainly forgot the the bootmgr in the System partition. That's why I recommended to copy the bootmgr to C before he clones C to the 120GB SSD (Disk2).
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