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    Small problrm on new build

    Good point. I never thought of that. Thanks.
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    Small problrm on new build

    Yes there will be some NeoSmart files on E: because that was my previous default boot drive on Windows 7 (prior to yesterday). Do I have to do anything? I hate loose ends. LOL
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    Small problrm on new build

    Here's what is shows on Detailed View... And the view in Disk Management. What shows as Disk 2 in the bottom pane of Disk Management is the old Primary Win7 Boot Drive (now drive E:smile:
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    Small problrm on new build

    I just finished my new Ryzen Build and I have one small issue...here's the story. I constructed the new PC in my shop with a spare case, new 1TB HDD and CD/DVD drive. (ASUS TUF X570 Plus and Ryzen 2700X). I used the Media Creation Tool and copied the latest version of Windows Pro to a USB...
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    Cloning Boot Drive to Larger HDD

    Success! I followed your instructions and it worked smoothly. I disconnected both cables from my Data Drive SSD and plugged them into the new drive. I booted from my Acronis CD and ran the clone utility and shut down. I moved the data cable from the old Primary Win7 drive and connected it to...
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    Cloning Boot Drive to Larger HDD

    I started using the Label "function" a few years ago and haven't done a cloning since then, so I didn't realize that I had given myself some insurance against picking the wrong drive. Thanks for the detailed explanation. It is very helpful. As for the cloning software, I also have AEOMEI...
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    Cloning Boot Drive to Larger HDD

    You mean like this...
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    Cloning Boot Drive to Larger HDD

    Hi Terry. Sorry, I meant the BCD entries. I will probably use Acronis True Image 2017. I am licensed. Why I went was considering going thru the process of deleting all the entries was that I was concerned about the new drive having a "signature" different from the current and if I cloned it...
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    Cloning Boot Drive to Larger HDD

    I have the following setup... Drive 1 - 500GB HDD Primary Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit Drive 2 - 1TB HDD Secondary Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit Drive 3 - 500 GB SSD Win10 Pro version 1803 Drive 4 - 500 GB HDD Win10 original release (2015) Drive 5 - 256GB SSD data drive - for data transfers only Drive 6 - 1TB...
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    I solved my problem using Macrium Reflect Free Tools. Everything is working perfectly now.
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    I just discovered that my PC actually uses BIOS and not UEFI. I looked at the /windows/panther/setupact.log file and read the line IBS Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: BIOS My mobo is capable of UEFI but I've never used it. Love to try it tho sometime in the future.
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    Here is an updated screen capture to replace the Windows 10 HDD Boot BCD file one. I noticed item #4 was not visible. It obviously is NOT using the Windows 10 BC file when booting from Win7 into 10. I considered trying the Manual method of replacing the BOOTMGR after error 428 but I couldn't...
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    I decided to follow your suggestion and change my controlling boot disk to the Win10 one. I booted into Win10 from my Win7 as usual and loaded the BCD Store from the Win10 Boot folder ( the old one containing WinXP entries. Deleted all the entries and entered 3 new items...Win10, Win7 Main and...
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    I booted the EasyRE and it found 7 drives in total (which is correct) but it was confusing me so I shutdown and disconnected the 2 USB drives. I rebooted EasyRE again and it still found 7 drives but there are only 5 drives connected. I guess it is including the Recovery Partitions. Like I...
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    Booting Problems from new cloned Windows 10 SSD

    What I did last year before Win10 was released was I cloned my Win7 on a spare drive, booted into that drive and did the Win10 upgrade. What you are saying is that in the process of doing that, the bootmgr on my original Win7 drive (the one I cloned from) was replaced by the Win10 bootmgr? I...
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