Win 7 UEFI installation on new SSD .

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    Thanks for that information Greg. The Kingmax was the only drive installed at the time. It was immediately after the firmware update that it failed to boot. I ran start up repair well over 3 times to no avail. The boot was showing up on the C partition when checking it under disc management & the drive was active.
    I did have this problem checked by a computer specialist where I buy most of my computer gear from & they informed me there was nothing that could be done & I could try a later version of the firmware when it became available, but so far that hasn't happened.
    Thanks for your interest & concern. I will check for a later version of the firmware & install it when it becomes available & see whether it fixes the problem, but in the meantime all is running very well with the Samsung.
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    I just finished writing that Boot flag only means the partition that is currently booted. System flag signifies the partition booting the OS in Disk Mgmt. I was hoping you'd check if it is correct based on these criteria.
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    I am not quite sure what you mean. The Kingmax SSD had 2 partitions on it, the Primary of 100mb & Drive C. Drive C was the active partition, with all the other items on it including boot etc. The Primary partition was the System Reserved, with nothing mentioned except Healthy.
    I hope this is what you are after. I now have that drive disconnected, so I can't easily check it for you.
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    I'm assuming you decided against UEFI since there would be no boot or Active flags on GPT partitions which is how UEFI installs are formatted. So deciding to clone the old MBR Win7 negates the title of this thread in case readers are puzzled.

    With an MBR install with the 100mb System Reserved partition present, it should be marked System Active if it is indeed still booting Win7, while C will always be flagged Boot since that only means the partition which is presently booted.

    If the 100mb no longer has the SYstem Active flags then it has been bypassed and the partition holding the System label is now booting Win7. It should also be marked Active.

    This is why I asked you to confirm by posting back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image, because if you left the source HD plugged in then it may still be booting Win7 if the cloned C is not marked System Active.
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    Yes Greg I see your point on the possible confusion in the post title. After giving the UEFI install some thought I decided to clone the the new drive as my existing installation was very clean. Also it takes a lot of time reinstalling programs, re activating them & then transferring saved data to get everything back to full operation again.
    Whereas cloning takes a very short amount of time & you are up & running virtually straight away.
    As I have mentioned in my replies in this post that I have disconnected the old drive, which is still in the tower, but not used. When a firmware update becomes available I will try to see if I can get it to work properly again.

    Greg, if you refer to my OP of 2 weeks ago under General Discussion titled "Hiding a partition in Computer window" you can see a screen shot of my disc management screen, which exactly shows what I think you want. Also you did post a reply to that post. The verdict from Brink on my disc was it looked good.
    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by Ranger4; 18 Oct 2013 at 05:57. Reason: Found more info.
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    As suspected the 100mb System REserved partition was cut out of the boot, likely because the Active flag was moved to C and then repairs were run which move the System boot files to the Active partition. I'm not sure how this was sequenced during the Image Recovery or if it was done later. You also removed the SysReserved drive letter which was advised. If performance is OK then there's no reason to worry.

    But if you still have the hideous Win2000 government-file-cabinet graphics instead of WIn7's elegant Aero glass windows, I would rightclick on blank area of Desktop, select Personalize, choose an Aero theme, perhaps a slideshow of some of the spectacular Win7 scenic backgrounds which can be loaded with the entire collection downloadable from 120 Original Windows 7 High Resolution Scenery Regional Wallpapers Free Download My Digital Life.

    If Aero glass still doesn't show up on window frames, type Aero in Start Search box to Troubleshoot Problems with Aero, report back results.

    Enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then Check for UPdates to install all Important and Optional, with reboots, until there are no more.
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    Thanks again Greg. As I have mentioned I am no longer using the drive that is referred to in the screen shot, as it would not boot from a restart, but would boot from a shut down & then starting again. This problem resulted in having to get professional help as after the firmware update I could not get the drive to boot at all. What they did in getting it able to boot is not known to me. Further discussions with them indicated the drive had a problem & a later firmware update may fix the problem.

    As far as my choice of a colour scheme is concerned I just prefer my current one, rather than the Aero. Aero glass or transparent is available on my computer if I wish to use it. Yes I have auto updates installed & I always install all of them. In all the years I have been using auto updates I have never had an update problem, touch wood!!.

    I also use MSE as my AV & I always download the definition updates every morning, together with any other updates that are available.
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