How do I boot Windows 10 from my SSD after cloning from HDD?

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Thank you all for the replies. I've yet to figure it out, but am currently looking up the compatibility of the SSD with this computer. Does anyone have any other recommendations? I feel like it is something super obvious that I am just missing.
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Update: this SSD is definitely compatible with this computer. Every site I saw was showing the NVMe evo 960 as an option. Still not sure why it is not showing up in bios, as I have made sure it is installed correctly, and the HDD is currently not installed anymore. Is there any way I can add it as a boot option in the bios?
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  3. Posts : 34,931
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    If no other option, you could
    - disk image your SSD to an external medium
    - wipe your SSD
    - reinstall Win 10 on your SSD, making sure you have first configured your system to use AHCI, and test it
    - replace the Win 10 partition from your disk image (just C:)
    - run startup repair
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #14

    I think an earlier poster hit the issue with the discussion of BIOS not permitting drive GUIDs to be copied from one to another, which is what cloning does. The $20 Paragon Software product called "Paragon Migrate OS 5.0" does this job quite nicely. I've used it myself, not just to migrate from an HDD to an SSD, but also to migrate from an older, slower SSD to a newer, faster one (including a Samsung NVMe 950). You should check it out!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Last edited by EdTittel; 23 Mar 2017 at 17:05. Reason: correct typo
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  5. Posts : 17,266
    Windows 11 Pro
       #15

    makotoehrlich said:
    Update: this SSD is definitely compatible with this computer. Every site I saw was showing the NVMe evo 960 as an option. Still not sure why it is not showing up in bios, as I have made sure it is installed correctly, and the HDD is currently not installed anymore. Is there any way I can add it as a boot option in the bios?
    When you say the SSD is not showing up in UEFI (bios) - do you mean that the physical drive is not showing up at all, or just that it is not showing up in your list of bootable devices? If if just isn't showing up as a bootable device, what I have found when cloning a drive is that often times, for whatever reason, the EFI System Partition is not cloned as an EFI System Partition. It is cloned as a standard data partition and that is why it won't show up as a bootable device.

    To fix it you have to boot from a USB flash drive or DVD that will give you a command prompt and diskpart. I like Kyhi's recovery tools from this forum, but a Windows 10 installation drive will work to. Once you get into a command prompt you would run:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <-replace # with the disk number of your SSD
    list part
    select part # <- replace # with the partition number of what should be the EFI System Partition
    set id=c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b override
    exit
    shutdown /r /fw /t 00

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.14393.0
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: JOHN-LAPTOP
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          447 GB     9 MB        *
      Disk 1    Online          931 GB  2048 KB        *
      Disk 2    No Media           0 B      0 B
    
    DISKPART> select disk 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list part
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Primary            100 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Reserved            16 MB   101 MB
      Partition 3    Primary            446 GB   121 MB
      Partition 4    Recovery           450 MB   446 GB
    
    DISKPART> select part 1
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> set id=c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b override
    
    DiskPart successfully set the partition ID.
    
    DISKPART> exit
    
    Leaving DiskPart...
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>shutdown /r /fw /t 00
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  6. Posts : 25,641
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #16

    If you have a boot Disk you can boot to a CMD prompt and type in the following:

    BootRec / fixBoot
    BootRec/ FixMBR

    BootRec/ Rebuild BCD ( but only if you have to)

    This worked for me when I went from a Hard Disk to an SSD. I do not use UEFI though..
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