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  1. LePaul's Avatar
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       04 Apr 2017 #11

    I did get as far as asking to upgrade, then that error

    Kyhi's tool still current (I only ask since the post is 2015...however I imagine he has tweaked it over time?)

    Good to know I haven't missed something remarkably easy.

    I think if i had immediately removed the HDD after the Samsung Magician/cloning, I wouldn't have issues. But I had hoped to keep that HDD in there as a backup drive. Well, clearly Disk Manager didn't like both being in there.
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  2.    04 Apr 2017 #12

    To do an UPGRADE, you have to run setup.exe from within the current version of windows...
    Since you booted the setup media from USB, you can not UPGRADE, the current OS, thus the error message...

    Boot my Rescue Disk, and use Macrium as stated before.
    Or use diskpart and assign a drive letter "S" to the Fat32 System (EFI) partition
    the run> bcdboot C:\windows /s S:
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
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       05 Apr 2017 #13

    LePaul said: View Post
    Removed HDD.

    Booting to the SSD, I just get the logo and a dark screen.
    If you mean the Windows logo, you may need to fix the drive letter. I made a little thing for doing that.

    nt6rep.zip

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  4. LePaul's Avatar
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       06 Apr 2017 #14

    I'm sorry....the Acer logo

    I am going to try Kyhi's suggestions now...finally an evening to get back to this!
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  5. LePaul's Avatar
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       06 Apr 2017 #15

    Here's what my command prompt looks like, after booting from Windows 10 USB boot
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  6. LePaul's Avatar
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       06 Apr 2017 #16

    A few questions....

    There's my volumes

    You advised..

    Or use diskpart and assign a drive letter "S" to the Fat32 System (EFI) partition
    the run> bcdboot C:\windows /s S:

    There's only one hard drive (well, m.2 SSD) installed in the laptop

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  7.    06 Apr 2017 #17

    LePaul said: View Post
    A few questions....

    There's my volumes

    You advised..

    Or use diskpart and assign a drive letter "S" to the Fat32 System (EFI) partition
    the run> bcdboot C:\windows /s S:

    There's only one hard drive (well, m.2 SSD) installed in the laptop

    While still in Diskpart, run:
    select volume 2
    assign letter=S
    exit

    then run
    bcdboot C:\windows /s S:
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  8. LePaul's Avatar
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       06 Apr 2017 #18

    I'll try that now....gotta go into CMOS and set USB drive to first (boot order) so I can get in!
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  9. LePaul's Avatar
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       06 Apr 2017 #19

    Ok well I got this....


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    In my bios/cmos/whatever.... what should the boot order be?

    Right now I have USB thumbdrive
    Windows boot manager
    Samsung m.2 EVO 950
    etc etc
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  10.    06 Apr 2017 #20

    Windows Boot Manager first.
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