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Windows 7: What Partition are Migrate to SSD

03 May 2013   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
What Partition are Migrate to SSD

When I first looked at my HDD on my new Dell 8500 I found four partitions preceding the Win 8 System Partition as shown by Minitools Partition Wizard.

They are:

1. ESP(FAT32) 500Mb
2. Diags (FAT32) 40Mb
3. Other - GPT partition marked Reserved 128MB
4. WinReTools - The Recovery Partition 500Mb

Then came the system partition.

I migrated the system to an SSD using Paragon's Disk Mangement's Migrate to SSD feature and it went flawlessly and the SSD system works the same.

However, only the ESP partition and System partition got migrated. The 128Mb 'Other' reserved partition was left behind. It doesn't seem to be needed on the SSD. I would like to know why it was on the HDD if it is not needed to run Win 8.

This whole GPT/UEFI thing has me totally confused and after reading several links to the subject on the web I think I am more confused than when I started.

Will really appreciate any help anyone can give me in understanding why the 'Other reserved partition did no get migrated.

Than you very much.


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03 May 2013   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums and we'll try to figure out what got transferred and left behind.

Since Recovery wasn't transferred anyway you may want to at some point consider doing the preferred Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the Dell preinstalled bloatware. Here are special steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

To understand better about UEFI BIOS watch this video: Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube .

Some users decide to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and most report no performance difference.
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04 May 2013   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Thank you.

I guess I didn't make my question clear. I know what was transferred and probably know why. :)
I was wondering why the 'Other' system reserved partition did not get transferred.

BTW, the link to the UEFI BIOs vs. Legacy BIOS was very helpful. I appreciate it.

Thanks again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums and we'll try to figure out what got transferred and left behind.

Since Recovery wasn't transferred anyway you may want to at some point consider doing the preferred Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the Dell preinstalled bloatware. Here are special steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

To understand better about UEFI BIOS watch this video: Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube .

Some users decide to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and most report no performance difference.
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04 May 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Paragon tool only migrates the OS partition and the system partition that contains the bootmgr. The other partitions are for OEM tools, recovery to original out of the box state, etc. They are not needed for running the system.

What I would recommend is to make images now. In case something happens, you can then easily recover.
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04 May 2013   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to clone your HDD drive to a HDD drive.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

OEM the below is not a Dell, all partitions are coped over.

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04 May 2013   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
Thank you.

I guess I didn't make my question clear. I know what was transferred and probably know why. :)
I was wondering why the 'Other' system reserved partition did not get transferred.

BTW, the link to the UEFI BIOs vs. Legacy BIOS was very helpful. I appreciate it.

Thanks again.
Yes I understand. This is why I asked you to reply with screenshot of your Disk Mgmt, so we could see which partition is holding the System files since that and C are what are copied.

What makes you think the System Reserved partition was not copied? Did it hold the System Active flags? This is what tells you which partition is booting Win7. In some cases due to repairs the System Active flag is moved to another partition and System Reserved partition is not even functional.
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