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Windows 7: migrate to SSD error due to BDE or ?

24 May 2012   #11
winmerg7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To preserve your System Recovery Options hotlink on the F8 Advanced Boot Options,
write the System boot files to C by Marking Partition Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Note that you'll not be able to use Bitlocker again without it's partition, so include it if you think you might need it. Or you can later build a 100mb System Reserved partition with our help.

This will allow you to delete the Bitlocker System partition and transfer C to SSD. SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
So if i have it right, i need to move the bootmgr from BDE partition to C?
and thenpreserve my system reocery option hotlink on the F8 advanced boot option?
and then try the migrataion again or i have the steps all messed up??

if so could you please give me a step-step approch ?

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL


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24 May 2012   #12
winmerg7

Windows 7
 
 

Also is there a good tool that i can use to deal with all this situation ?? in a way where i can just hook up by SSD and do a clone/make a image copy and then put my remove my HDD and put back in the SSD and everything is back to normal but on SSD ?
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24 May 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Greg is right in case you have a system recovery partition (which I do not see in your Disk Management) or a repair disc.

However, I prefer another approach.

1. Move the bootmgr to C
2. Move C only to the SSD
3. Image C from the SSD - the image is my recovery vehicle.

But if you want to maintain the recovery option (provided you have a valid SP1 recovery DVD), then you should follow the classic route as described by Greg.
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24 May 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winmerg7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To preserve your System Recovery Options hotlink on the F8 Advanced Boot Options,
write the System boot files to C by Marking Partition Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Note that you'll not be able to use Bitlocker again without it's partition, so include it if you think you might need it. Or you can later build a 100mb System Reserved partition with our help.

This will allow you to delete the Bitlocker System partition and transfer C to SSD. SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
So if i have it right, i need to move the bootmgr from BDE partition to C?
and thenpreserve my system reocery option hotlink on the F8 advanced boot option?
and then try the migrataion again or i have the steps all messed up??

if so could you please give me a step-step approch ?

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL
The steps I gave you will move the System boot files to C while preserving your Repair options on the F8 menu:

1) Mark Win7 (C) Partition Active

2) Power down to Unplug the other HD, then at boot enter BIOS setup to make sure Win7 HD is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

3) Boot Win7 DVD System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own and C holds the System boot files.

4) In Win7 Disk Management you can delete the Bitlocker partition.

5) Plug back in the other HD, boot any other OS as needed by using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot. When ready to get rid of any remaining OS, move the data off to wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean Command before repartitioning in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Create New .
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24 May 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winmerg7 View Post
Also is there a good tool that i can use to deal with all this situation ?? in a way where i can just hook up by SSD and do a clone/make a image copy and then put my remove my HDD and put back in the SSD and everything is back to normal but on SSD ?
This is an easy tool:
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview

Else follow the tutorial I have linked earlier.
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24 May 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Greg is right in case you have a system recovery partition (which I do not see in your Disk Management) or a repair disc.

However, I prefer another approach.

1. Move the bootmgr to C
2. Move C only to the SSD
3. Image C from the SSD - the image is my recovery vehicle.

But if you want to maintain the recovery option (provided you have a valid SP1 recovery DVD), then you should follow the classic route as described by Greg.
I am not referring to a Recovery Partition here but the WinRe repair tools which are placed on F8 menu during install or repair.

The link to these is only rewritten by the second or third Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
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24 May 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Greg, I understand. But you need the installation DVD or a repair disc. But since many people do not have either, I suggest to go the image route. That provides for a safe recovery option. At least it is an easy alternative.
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24 May 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Yes, you should have a Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk no matter what method you use.
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24 May 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

winmerg7,

Follow precisely the instructions given to you by GregRocker.

Do not deviate. Do not get creative.

You have received advice from a professional in this area. You are very fortunate.

@Wolfgang My sincerest apologies. Eile macht Weile. Haste makes waste.
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25 May 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Karl, no problem. I know that my approach is not exactly by the book. But it has always worked for me because I never recover a system with the WinPE capabilities but always with my images.

Besides, if you do not move the bootmgr to C, you may end up with an extra partition on your SSD - examples are Dell systems where the bootmgr is on the recovery partition.
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