Getting the Boot MGR missing message after cloning

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  1. Ghost Prodigy's Avatar
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       #11

    topgundcp said:
    1. So clone the HDD to the SSD ====> Make sure It'llt boot by itself.
    2. Wipe the HDD
    3. Then what? Move all data from C: Drive of the SSD to the HD. This should free up all the spaces in SSD.


    A fully functional Windows should not take more than 30GB, that means you have a lot of data stored together with Windows.
    When you say move all the data from the C: Drive which would then be the SSD, what do you mean by that? Just literally move all the folders besides the windows section back to the formatted HDD?

    Also, would any of this ruin existing programs, directories, etc? I'm just worried as what I did earlier with cloning my HDD to the SSD and then "refreshing" the SSD using the Windows 10 option broke literally everything. All the existing shortcuts, programs and files on the desktop became white, couldn't open programs such as anti virus, graphics drivers, etc anymore even after fixing the directories

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       #12

    You are the only who knows what your personal data in your PC ie. files and folders that you personally created. Usually files and folders under
    C:\users\documents
    C;\users\Video
    C:\users\Pictures
    C:\users\Music
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  3. Ghost Prodigy's Avatar
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    topgundcp said:
    You are the only who knows what your personal data in your PC ie. files and folders that you personally created. Usually files and folders under
    C:\users\documents
    C;\users\Video
    C:\users\Pictures
    C:\users\Music


    So these directories for example would have to stay on the SSD after cloning them? I just have a lot of programs that take up nearly 500GB of space hence why my goal was to simply have mainly the OS on the SSD
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       #14

    Download: TreeSize Free | JAM Software
    run and explore the contents of these folders to see where all the space occupied by your HD/SSD

    A normal Windows should not have the files and folders under C: drive as shown below. Perhaps, some 3rd party software put them there"

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  5. Ghost Prodigy's Avatar
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    topgundcp said:
    Download: TreeSize Free | JAM Software
    run and explore the contents of these folders to see where all the space occupied by your HD/SSD

    A normal Windows should not have the files and folders under C: drive as shown below. Perhaps, some 3rd party software put them there"


    The HDD has went through 5 years of use so I'm not surprised that some thing are out of place
    When everything gets cloned to the SSD, what exactly should I do to only have the OS and what not?
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    Under Users, you have lots of personal data that occupy almost 180GB. You can move files/folders under documents/video/music/picture to the HD.
    You also have 30Files occupied 28GB, expand the tree to see what they are ?
    Your ProgramsX86 is 202GB. Just curious what kind of programs you installed there ? are these mostly games. You should uninstall programs that are rarely used.
    C:\Windows occupied 24.1GB compare to mine is only 15.6GB so there's a lot of junk files in there. Run Disk cleanup to reclaim some space.
    System Volume Information occupied 1.3GB of System Restore points. If you use Macrium Backup then you don't need it.
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  7. Ghost Prodigy's Avatar
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    topgundcp said:
    System Volume Information occupied 1.3GB of System Restore points. If you use Macrium Backup then you don't need it.


    That's whatever the 28GB is. Regarding the other space, the vast majority of the space occupied in Programs x86 are games and about 120GB of space in Users are taken up by recordings. I understand that content such as videos, and pictures can be moved without a problem to the HDD along with the games but is that what I should do? Is there literally no alternative way in running my existing OS on the SSD without causing any problems?
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #18

    All I can say is moving all personal files/folders to the HD will not affect anything with Windows if that's what you are asking.
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  9. Ghost Prodigy's Avatar
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       #19

    topgundcp said:
    All I can say is moving all personal files/folders to the HD will not affect anything with Windows if that's what you are asking.
    For example, if I were to simply move the entire Program Files x86 folder to the HDD then do you know if any problems would be caused? Like I said, I'm simply worried due to the experience I had before. Where a guy that told me to perform a "refresh" of windows 10 created a million issues with existing data
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    Ghost Prodigy said:
    For example, if I were to simply move the entire Program Files x86 folder to the HDD then do you know if any problems would be caused? Like I said, I'm simply worried due to the experience I had before. Where a guy that told me to perform a "refresh" of windows 10 created a million issues with existing data
    Moving Program Files(X86) folder is not advisable. Just clean up some of the apps that you no longer need, besides, the purpose of having a SSD so that your Windows+Programs will run a lot faster so why would you want to do that ?
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