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Windows 7: Questions about my new harddrive

14 Oct 2011   #41
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Don't worry about it.

You'll only see one C. The old one will prestomatically become D or E or F.
Imma try it, let you know when some problems occur. Thanks


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14 Oct 2011   #42
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I succesfully cloned my old hdd to the new hdd, how do I change it's drive letter now? I tried to change my current C: to A: but it returned with the error The Parameter is Incorrect.
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14 Oct 2011   #43
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've never done it, but I'd try:

Shut down and disconnect the old C and reboot. The new drive should then show up as C. If it won't boot, the clone failed.

If it does boot then shut down again and reconnect the old C. Reboot again.

You may have to then go into Disk Management and give the old C a new drive letter.

"A" won't work as a drive letter. I think it is reserved for floppy drives.
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14 Oct 2011   #44
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I've never done it, but I'd try:

Shut down and disconnect the old C and reboot. The new drive should then show up as C. If it won't boot, the clone failed.

If it does boot then shut down again and reconnect the old C. Reboot again.

You may have to then go into Disk Management and give the old C a new drive letter.

"A" won't work as a drive letter. I think it is reserved for floppy drives.
Thanks! I would give you another rep if I could. I had to run Startup Repair to fix the bootmgr is missing error though. But it works! Solved!
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14 Oct 2011   #45
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

For the record:

What tool did you use to clone? Cloning is rarely done on this forum---most people use an image or reinstall everything.

Anything tricky or remarkable about the process?
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14 Oct 2011   #46
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
For the record:

What tool did you use to clone? Cloning is rarely done on this forum---most people use an image or reinstall everything.

Anything tricky or remarkable about the process?
I used Macrium Reflect Free version, cloned my C: to my new HDD, removed old HDD as you said, I set the Master HDD to my new HDD in BIOS, changed Boot priority from old hdd to new hdd, got an BOOTMGR IS MISSING error, ran startup repair, fixed it.
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14 Oct 2011   #47
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Aye aye.

Good job.
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