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Windows 7: Win 7 will not boot from cloned SSD?

07 Feb 2017   #11
kennyuk

Windows 7
 
 

Sadly it did not work and the SSD still fails to boot!


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07 Feb 2017   #12
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

My personal preference would be Macrium IMAGE. Follow WHS's tutorial that you have in your post#7. have used this a few times and always works. Shrink your original OS partition to smaller than new SSD, then expand it after transfer. Also make sure that you choose the option in Macrium to image the OS partition(s) so that it will be bootable, just a simple partition image may not do it. (select the second choice down, looks like a W10 logo) I made a full print of Wolfgang's tutorial so as to not skip any steps. As per the old adage "if all else has failed - - follow the directions'
It may also help to post a pic of disk management.
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07 Feb 2017   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kennyuk View Post
Sadly it did not work and the SSD still fails to boot!
On your HDD, did it have a 100 MB Reserve Partition? If so, was it transferred to the SSD also?
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08 Feb 2017   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Jim has brought up a very important point.

Boot into your working Hard drive and post a shot of Disk Management showing both the working hard drive and the ssd, that should explain things.
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08 Feb 2017   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you are not familiar with the method to do it, see this Tutorial. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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