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Windows 7: Need help upgrading to Win 10 with dynamic drive

29 Dec 2019   #1
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 
Need help upgrading to Win 10 with dynamic drive

I have been attempting to use EaseUS to clone a dynamic (single) system drive to a smaller SDD in order to make the upgrade and speed I need but the cloned drive doesn't boot (I'm not doing a sector by sector clone so the SDD has plenty of space.

If I can't get the clone to work, is it true that I can NOT do the upgrade using the dynamic drive and that it must be converted to basic first? If so I will continue my efforts but I'm ready to give up. Thanks for any feedback at all.


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29 Dec 2019   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Post a screenshot of disk management window.
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29 Dec 2019   #3
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 

I got the screen shot but it's a Word doc (attached). Don't know any other way...

Disk -0- is the clone I made with EaseUS (but it won't boot)
Disk 1 is a drive I used to mirror the original system disk (which I saved in case I mess things up). I simply unplugged the original. It works fine but is dynamic.


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File Type: docx computer management screen shot 122919.docx (119.7 KB, 2 views)
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29 Dec 2019   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What do you mean by "doesn't boot"? Is there a boot menu entry? How many boot menu entries? What happens when you select it?


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29 Dec 2019   #5
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What do you mean by "doesn't boot"? Is there a boot menu entry? What happens when you select it?


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The cloned SDD seems to have no boot record. I had disconnected everything except the SDD, went into bios and picked it as the 2nd boot device (1st is CD Rom). I tried the repair disk listed on the screenshot and another one and I can't get to "repair" with either one. I thought the new SDD would need a repair but I get the message device not available (CD ROM) and I can't enter the repair. So I'm back to booting to the 2 tb dynamic drive.
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29 Dec 2019   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

1. Under FIX OS DRIVE LETTER section

Select B: in the dropdown then click FIX.


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nt6repair5x86.zip



2. Give the 100mb partition on disk0 drive letter S

Under AUTO BOOT REPAIR section

Select S: as the Active partition

Select B: as the Windows partition

Click APPLY

[Use nt6repair5 ( attached in zip file file above ). Will get around to compiling nt6repair6 properly eventually]


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03 Jan 2020   #7
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 

Thanks for all your help. I got it to boot to the windows splash screen and then it hangs. I had been using EASEUS todo incorrectly. When I did it the proper way the clone stops at 18 %. After days of that and no support, I tried Macrium and it cloned the system reserved and hung up around 16 % on the primary drive, just like EASEUS. I'm running another chkdsk now. Previously used /f several times. This time /r and I'm waiting to see what it does.
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