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    Unable to boot Neosmart Essentials

    I have NEOSMART ESSENTIALs for Windows 10. I have a new Dell Inspiron PC and I cannot boot into The Essentials Disk I got from you (which boots in other PC's). Dell will boot my Acronis boot CD and Parted Magic CD. I can't figure out how to set the UEFI Bios for this CD.The Dell does not...
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    Strange Problem EasyBCD/Windows 7 RE

    I had a Samsung EVO SSD die. I had an Acronis image backup. I also had an old system dual booted from an HDD and Windows 10 dual booted. I restored acronis to a new SSD including the signature but it would not boot. Either it hung in the Bios initialization or says winload.exe not found when I...
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    You cannot boot from an extended partition. It has to be a primary partition just as the message indicates. You have to set up as a primary and then move it. Try Gparted or Minitool Partition Wizard. Not sure if you have installed the OS on a logical drive that you can move it to a primary...
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    Thank you Terry! Much obliged, as usual!
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    Yes. Per the snap-in. 1. Windows 7 on the SSD is the Boot and System Drive. It is also active. The BIOS boot points at the SSD. 2. Windows 7 HDD is Active. Windows 10 HDD simply shows as Primary. 3. If I point the BIOS at the HDD It will Boot from Windows 7 HDD as that was the boot drive prior...
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    would you mind answering another question. On a different PC I have a Windows 7 on a HDD which is the active partition, Windows 10 on the same HDD and an SSD with Windows 7. Windows 7 on the SSD is the system and Boot partition and I use Easy BCD if I want to boot into the other 2. All works...
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    Thank you! I had missed that.
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    How to Move The System Boot Drive

    I have a Desktop PC with a HDD that I upgraded to Windows 10. I installed an SSD and cloned the Windows 10 to the SSD using Acronis to an image restore. I installed EasyBcd and can boot into Either Windows 10 SSD or Windows 10 HDD. Everything works, no problem although I had to use EasyRE to do...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    Disk ID - Help wanted with a different issue Terry, hopefully you are still monitoring this forum. I have a different issue. A friend has Windows 7 Pro. His hard drive was failing. I took an image with Acronis, installed a new HD and restored the image. All was great for 30 days and now...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    Thanks. As we discussed previously, I have removed the ability of W8 to fast boot. It boots now like previous OS's. I had this setup working just fine and there is no 'dirty bit' problem any longer. I was booting W8 from the WIn7 HDD Bootmgr, just as it is booting from the Win7 SSD bootMGR just...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    Terry, happy holidays. perhaps you can help with a new problem. Everything has worked for weeks. However, now when I boot WIN8 it fails with a driver signature verification failure \windows\system32\winload.exe. Using repair from teh win8 DVd does not find an error. Setup: Win7 on SSD; Win7...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    I found this. I don't like windows 8, but this looks the way to mess with it. Windows 8 is designed to close and reopen by faster booting (Hybrid Boot), it has left your system in a hibernated state, with the drives mounted, open and ready to take off as soon as Windows 8 restarts. When a drive...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    I simply want to try it out and know what all the fuss/hate was about. It has cost me hours of time and I hope that my other drives (dadat/photos/videos/etc) are undamaged. Win7 does some funny stuff. I used winzip which proceeded to think it was the first time started and reinitialized itself...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    Thanks a lot. I think I get it. 1) SSD was not connected when I installed Win8, so it is not known. That is OK .. I will boot of the HDD when I need to. 2) I used EasyBCD to make Win7 on the HDD default and I can boot either just fine. I wilol leave it that way as a failsafe. I am just looking...
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    Moving Win7 to SSD in Dual Boot System

    Windows 8 Boot Issue Terry, after a huge saga with the Win8 upgrade downlaod and it not accepting the key I bought (MS Support was worse than useless. I gave up after 3 hours on teh phone). I finally managed to install Win8 over Vista on my HDD. So I have WIn8 nd Win7 on HDD and Win7 on SSD. If...