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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 found the BCD file that appears when I boot directly from the BIOS to the Samsung SSD drive. It is where it should be in the Boot folder of that drive, as well as the Boot folder of the drive it was cloned from.
The funny thing is, I never suspected that because I always boot from my Win7...
The only objection I have with letting my Win10 HDD control the booting process is that Win7 is my everyday OS and I feel I have more control over everything that way.
My Win10 right now is only for testing and games (like my Win7 was last year).
Someday I will switch to Win10 and then let it...
A little more information for your suggestion.
If I boot to that Windows 10 HDD from the BIOS directly I see the attached boot screen.
If I boot like I usually do letting Windows 7 run the show and boot into Windows 10 on that HDD I get the following information when running EasyBCD 2.3 from the...
Boot.ini removed from all 3 drives (Windows 7 HDD, Windows 10 HDD and Windows 10 SSD.
Windows 7 booted normally.
My Windows 10 is actually an upgraded Windows 7 from 2015 when it was released.
Edit: Just realized that my original post contained 2 of the same screen captures.
Here is the other...