Restore Disc Image for new System Drive

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  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (64)
       #1

    Restore Disc Image for new System Drive


    Background
    Old HDD is running Windows 10.
    Used Macrium Reflect to IMAGE to external drive.
    Now I want to use Macrium Reflect to restore to new SSD.

    My uncertainty:
    It looks like my current C: (HDD) is System Reserved (MBR) - see attached. Not really an issue, but I just want to make sure since the drive looks like it is split into 3 partitions.
    Query - I selected all 3 partitions when I ran Macrium to Image. Hopefully that is right.

    My issue:
    I plugged in the new SSD, but it is not showing up in Disc Management. Do I need to do something in Bios for the new SSD to show up? (see same attached)
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  2. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #2

    There is no attached. Please try again.
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  3. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Does it show up in the Bios ?

    In windows it should be asking you "Do you want to initialize this disk as MBR or GPT" ?
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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (64)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Oops, forgot the attachment. I shut the PC down again, fired it up, and it showed up in Disk Manager now.
    A menu popped up when I opened Disk Manager, and I selected MBR (because that is what my system disk is currently). The new SSD shows up as Disk 4, but without a letter.

    However, the SSD still doesn't show up in explorer, nor does it show up in Macrium.
    I read through this tutorial on assigning drive letters, and it says that Windows should be automatically assigning a letter. So, I'm not really sure what to check now.
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  5. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #5

    If it's a new disk it won't have a letter until you format it or restore the Macrium image to it.
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  6. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6



    When you install your image , it will be C.

    You should get a "Successfully imaged" message, after that, unplug the HDD drive and reboot.

    Let us know what happens.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 04 Nov 2020 at 23:11.
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  7. Posts : 7,626
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    FUState said:
    The new SSD shows up as Disk 4, but without a letter.
    Run the following on elevated Command Prompt.

    DISKPART
    Select Disk 4
    Detail disk (Make sure you have selected the correct disk.)
    Create partition primary
    format fs=ntfs
    Assign
    Exit
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  8. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    He`s imaging to it, there`s no need to do all that.

    But, if Macrium still doesn`t see the SSD, give it a letter in windows, it will only be temporary.
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  9. Posts : 7,626
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    I assume format fs=ntfs is needed for a new disk.
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  10. Posts : 41,726
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    Please reboot > check each for the SSD:

    File explorer
    Disk management
    Device manager > disk drives

    report results

    If not seen in the above > check BIOS > report results
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