Migrating drives / OS not detected / Mini Tool Partition Wizard Help

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    Migrating drives / OS not detected / Mini Tool Partition Wizard Help


    WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809

    I recently migrated the data on my old SSD (C: drive) to a new M.2 SSD (F: drive) via Mini Tool Partition Wizard. I followed this tutorial:

    How to Migrate Windows to Another Drive - YouTube

    All went according to plan until I deleted everything on the old SSD to create space for games. When I reset my computer it would not boot into Windows 10 from my new SSD, even though I had changed the BIOS. My new SSD is a carbon copy of my old SSD, so I'm confused why it isn't working.

    I reinstalled windows on my old SSD and Windows is up and running again. The only issue is that all of my data is stuck on my new SSD and I can't figure out how to get Windows to run off my new SSD.

    Any help is appreciated :)
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  2. Posts : 6,524
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       #2

    Welcome to the Forum.

    The boot manager was probably on the drive you cleaned - It's an easy fix

    As you have a new Windows installed, please post a whole window Disk Manager image of ALL your drives. Don't forget to expand the columns so we can read them. How to Post a Screenshot of Disk Management
    If you have a MiniTool or AOMEI Partition use it instead or Windows disk manager.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 20 May 2023 at 16:20.
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    post a screenshot of diskmgmt window

    ( For future reference, I recommend diskgenius (free version) for os migration or aomei partition assistant.
    Advanced users might prefer wincopy which is part of winntsetup by JFX )
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    Migrating drives / OS not detected / Mini Tool Partition Wizard Help-disk_mgmt.png

    All of my data is on Drive G:
    I am currently running windows on Drive C:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Migrating drives / OS not detected / Mini Tool Partition Wizard Help-disk_mgmt.png  
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  5. Posts : 6,524
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    Do you want to make drive 1 - G: boot able?
    Why did you install as Legacy - MBR on a Ryzen 5 3600 computer? Modern computers use UEFI - GPT
    Do you also want to convert it to UEFI - GPT to be compatible with Win 11?
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    I can't figure out how to get Windows to run off my new SSD
    at admin cmd prompt type:

    bcdboot g:\windows

    (then press enter)
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Yes. I want to make G: my main drive. I want to transform my current C drive into a games only drive
    Did not intentionally install Legacy MBR. Just goes to show how much I don't know about drives...
    Don't plan on upgrading to Windows 11, but if it won't mess anything up I'll do it
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  8. Posts : 6,524
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    noodlekrebs said:
    Yes. I want to make G: my main drive. I want to transform my current C drive into a games only drive
    Did not intentionally install Legacy MBR. Just goes to show how much I don't know about drives...
    Don't plan on upgrading to Windows 11, but if it won't mess anything up I'll do it
    SIW2 gave you the command to make drive 1 boot able (G:)

    To convert it from Legacy - MBR to UEFI - GPT is quite easy but I recommend you make a backup of your files first.

    Why your drive doesn't have the recovery partition? Did you disable it?
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  9. Posts : 4
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    Megahertz said:
    SIW2 gave you the command to make drive 1 boot able (G:)

    To convert it from Legacy - MBR to UEFI - GPT is quite easy but I recommend you make a backup of your files first.

    Why your drive doesn't have the recovery partition? Did you disable it?
    May have disabled the recovery partition accidentally, but I do not remember / can't find it in disk management. If you can help me create a recovery partition I'd appreciate it. Any helpful guides on Legacy-MBR to UEFI-GPT would be nice too.
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  10. Posts : 6,524
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    First copy the G:\user"Name" to C: (your files backup)

    Make drive 1 boot able (G:).
    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    bcdboot g:\windows

    Shut down, disconnect drive 0 (remove SATA or power cable), enter BIOS and select drive 1 as your first boot option.
    See if it boots.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 20 May 2023 at 18:29.
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