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  1.    08 Mar 2018 #21

    zolotoy said: View Post
    I dont need dual boot. All I want is to boot from the new drive and have as C: in order to continue using all apps.
    I didn't swap the drives as you are suggesting but I went to Bios to change the Boot to the new drive. The drive wasn't identified as a bootable drive.
    For the most definitive test, I would reset the BIOS to prior settings and just physically take out or disconnect Disk 0 and then reconnect the cable to Disk 3 or move Disk 3 into the bay and connect where Disk 0 was. Boot it up. Latest builds of Windows 10 have been finicky in that regard. There should be no risk in this as long as you don't drop Disk 0 or zap it with a magnet.

    There ARE other paths you can take but this will be the most direct for the moment.

    If boot doesn't work, you can boot from Macrium Rescue USB/CD/DVD to fix boot problems. Ultimately, you can swap Disk 0 back inline if all fails and we can advise you on another approach.
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       08 Mar 2018 #22

    Remove the original hdd and see what happens.
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #23

    Ys, I am going to swap drives and take disk 0 out. If Bios takes the new one as boootable then it is all I need. Will post tonight.
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       08 Mar 2018 #24

    Should be all that is needed
    The bios sees the original as the original because of the hdd i.d.. the only thing that can't be transferred in a clone.
    You might have to set active the boot loader with cmd on the clone since you didn't remove the original and just attempted to boot to it with the original still installed.
    Why most people suggest restoring a system image instead of cloning.

    Not to mention if you didn't disable secure boot before the clone creation.
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  5.    08 Mar 2018 #25

    After the clone I see a number of partitions on my new drive that weren't seen on source disk. Why is that?

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  6.    08 Mar 2018 #26

    Did you delete all partitions from target drive before cloning? Can you show us a screenshot of what you're seeing?
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  7.    08 Mar 2018 #27

    I was wrong. The source does have all these partitions.
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       08 Mar 2018 #28

    Yeah just disable secure boot and disconnect the original hdd and see what happens.
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  9.    08 Mar 2018 #29

    <just disable secure boot
    Can you please elaborate on that?
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       08 Mar 2018 #30

    Not knowing your bios
    I would assume enter the boot section,
    You should see options and states of those options see if you can see them on top
    If not scroll to the bottom and see if it's there
    Enter it if so
    To disable secure boot all that one has to do is manage secure boot keys
    Then you should see an option to delete keys
    Deleting the secure boot key will disable secure boot.
    F10 to save and exit.
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