Windows 10: Clone OS to second hard drive to boot in case of primary drive failure Solved

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  1.    21 Feb 2017 #11

    tcebob said: View Post
    Far as I can tell I'm Bios, not UEFI. So I will assume it won't work.
    Yes, you can. In a legacy BIOS system you just have to have a partition marked as active with the boot files in that partition and the BCD pointing to the OS on that drive.

    I would suggest you download EasyBCD and read the tutorials on their website. With both EasyBCD and Macrium Reflect it is very easy to make a bootable backup hard drive.

    I have a hard drive tray installed in the front of my computer:

    I have a self-contained bootable hard drive I can pop into the tray, select it to boot from in UEFI and it dual boots Windows 7 Home and Pro stored on that hard drive. I could just as easily clone Windows 10 from my permanent SSD to the hard drive and boot from it.

    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 21 Feb 2017 at 11:29.
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