1.    15 Mar 2016 #1
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    i have a laptop with hdd (mbr partition) before.so i buy a new ssd and i format my windows so i can change my windows partition to gpt and change the primary partition to ssd,after the setup is done i went to disk management
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    my question is,
    is it right that efi sytem partition and recovery partition are placed in the hdd? i mean are they not be placed in ssd since i used that for os?or i do something wrong?
    sorry for my bad english and thanks
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  2.    15 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgerkick View Post
    i have a laptop with hdd (mbr partition) before.so i buy a new ssd and i format my windows so i can change my windows partition to gpt and change the primary partition to ssd,after the setup is done i went to disk management
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    my question is,
    is it right that efi sytem partition and recovery partition are placed in the hdd? i mean are they not be placed in ssd since i used that for os?or i do something wrong?
    sorry for my bad english and thanks
    Simple answer is NO. The Recovery+boot partitions should be on the same drive (disk 0)
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  3.    15 Mar 2016 #3
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    ok thanks for the answer
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  4.    15 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgerkick View Post
    i have a laptop with hdd (mbr partition) before.so i buy a new ssd and i format my windows so i can change my windows partition to gpt and change the primary partition to ssd
    When you say "format my windows" did you meant clean install? When you do a clean install, you want to have only the drive connected that you are installing to (new SSD in your case). Disconnect all other drives (I recommend just pulling the power cables off them). That will ensure you get all the partitions - especially the EFI boot partition - on the same drive as the OS. Then after installation is finished you can reconnect the other drives - just make sure the drive you installed Windows to remains the priority drive for booting in bios.

    You can then use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to delete the EFI and Recovery partitions on Disk 1 and expand your D: drive partition into the empty space. If there is a small MSR partition on Disk 1 that MiniTool shows but disk management does not, you can delete that too.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  5.    15 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    When you say "format my windows" did you meant clean install? When you do a clean install, you want to have only the drive connected that you are installing to (new SSD in your case). Disconnect all other drives (I recommend just pulling the power cables off them). That will ensure you get all the partitions - especially the EFI boot partition - on the same drive as the OS. Then after installation is finished you can reconnect the other drives - just make sure the drive you installed Windows to remains the priority drive for booting in bios.

    You can then use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to delete the EFI and Recovery partitions on Disk 1 and expand your D: drive partition into the empty space. If there is a small MSR partition on Disk 1 that MiniTool shows but disk management does not, you can delete that too.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
    i clean install my laptop again and solved my problem
    but thanks for the answer
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