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Windows 7: Installed SSD, transferred windows to it but problem

29 Apr 2015   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TeamMM3 View Post
Now I am reading that I need to create a rescue media CD in Macrium however at the screen where you choose Windows PE or Linux, after clicking next I get a message saying check that your rescue media can access your drives. I have no idea what this means.
Have you found and read the Macrium tutorial on this site?

Imaging with free Macrium

You will see the following near the beginning:

"Note

The production of the WinPE recovery CD (which is highly recommended) may take up to 3 hours because Macrium needs to download the 1.7GB WAIK (Windows Application Installation Kit). For your convenience I have uploaded a ready made .iso of the WinPE recovery disc. That can be downloaded in appr. 8 minutes which clearly beats the WAIK download. Once you downloaded and unzipped the folder, you can burn it directly to a CD with e.g. ImgBurn.

Here is the link to my Skydrive site."

I'd follow that link to Skydrive, download that file, and burn it to a disk.

That disk will allow you to make and restore a Macrium image file.

If that's what you want to do. I didn't review this thread to see if that's what you should be doing, but that's how to do it.


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29 Apr 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

You can also install Macrium to the hard drive to do the operation with both drives attached. I believe that also allows cloning. You can confer with the author in the Macrium tutorial which should answer most of these questions.
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30 Apr 2015   #13
TeamMM3

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

With all of your help I was able to get it all figured out and it seems to be working right now. For now I have my old HDD with windows on it unplugged and windows is running completely from my SSD. It shouldn't screw anything up if I go ahead and plug in my old HDD now? My plan is to delete windows and all of the programs from it once I make sure everything works correctly. I'd like to just use it for my music, pictures, and videos. I notice that there is a 100 MB system reserve drive in my computer now. Is it possible to hide it since I'll never be using it?

I appreciate all of your guys' help!
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30 Apr 2015   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You are probably OK and can do as you wish with the old drive, BUT, as a precaution, please post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management with ALL drives connected, including the old drive.
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30 Apr 2015   #15
TeamMM3

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Alright heading off to work now, I'll plug in the old drive and post a picture of the Disk Management tomorrow.

Thanks
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06 May 2015   #16
TeamMM3

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

So it's been a week of having the SSD hooked up and working properly and I've had no issues so far so I decided to go ahead and plug in the old HDD with windows on it (which I plan on removing) and it seems to still be working with no issues. I've attached a picture (Untitled) of my disk management as requested to make sure everything is working as it should. Again, I appreciate all of the help!


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06 May 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Unless it is to be booted the D should not be Active. I'd mark it Inactive, move the data off and delete both partitions on the drive to repartition in Disk Mgmt as a data drive. Partition - Mark as Inactive
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06 May 2015   #18
TeamMM3

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Fixed it by just reformatting it. It is now empty, the two partitions are now one, and it is no longer active.
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06 May 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

Is everything working perfectly now?
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06 May 2015   #20
TeamMM3

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Yes it is, I marked this as solved! Thanks everyone for their help!
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