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Windows 7: Migrated Win7 between SSD drives, help with reserved system partition

25 Feb 2018   #1
rydan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Migrated Win7 between SSD drives, help with reserved system partition

Hi!

I recently bought a new SSD and want to move my OS from my old SSD. I downloaded "MiniTool Partition Wizard Free" and it seems to have worked almost flawlessly. I had to use the BCDBoot command to insert the new drive as the new drive, and I now boot from it, except for the fact that the "system reserved partition" used is still the one on my old disk.

Printscreen from program:

https://imgur.com/a/tLNUE

How can I safely reassign the system status of my old disk to my new disk?

Thank you for the help!


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25 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The urlis showing as a blocked site by malwarebytes. while you can copy it the best way is to clone the old drive with any free cloning software that will give an exact copy of the drive with all paritions. Copying paritions doesnt allway work as you need boot sector
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25 Feb 2018   #3
rydan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry about that. New link: https://imgur.com/a/tLNUE Updated main post aswell.

Now, as far as I understand, the program I used did clone it, the programs function is even called "Migrate OS to SSD/HD" as can be seen in the screenshot. Though it did not change the boot record as far as I can tell.
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26 Feb 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

There is s light difference in a clone copies sector by sector but mini tool seems to copy partitions and as it shows the system size is different I would recommend doing a clone with Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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26 Feb 2018   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can either

1) Remove the active flag from Disk 4 system reserved partition.

OR

2) Change the bios boot order so that Disk 1 is first
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26 Feb 2018   #6
rydan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can either

1) Remove the active flag from Disk 4 system reserved partition.

OR

2) Change the bios boot order so that Disk 1 is first
Yessss. 2) worked, of course. I tried that before, when the new drive wasn't the one that booted, and then it didn't work. I had since then added the new drive through the BCDboot.

Thank you!

Now, I have one final request. I would like to clean up my BCD of old items. I have a legacy item there from when I tried to install a linux partition (Puppy) added with GRUB if i recall correctly, now also the entry of my old drive there.

Screenshot from repair console taken with phone:

https://imgur.com/a/FvP6d

I tried to remove the old "Puppy" entry before, but never got the syntax right, I think.
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26 Feb 2018   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

rydan, I think EasyBCD will help you do that -- although I do not remember the keystrokes within the GUI.
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28 Feb 2018   #8
rydan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes! Thank you all so much for your help! Marking thread as solved!
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