W10 Install put Bootfiles on the SSD that I wanted to use for IRST

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    Windows 10

    W10 Install put Bootfiles on the SSD that I wanted to use for IRST

    The Windows 10 Installer put Bootfiles on the SSD that I wanted to use for Intel Rapid Storage Technology's Intel Smart Response Technology, you know the one where you can boost a regular hard drive with an SSD as a 60GB cache. It always worked well for me and was cheaper than buying a 2TB SSD or moving things constantly on and off of a 128GB SSD

    Anyway I went to "Accelerate" my System Drive with the SSD and it came up with an error and on inspecting Disk Management I found out it dumped all the boots files on the SSD which wasn't even partitioned yet so I thought I was safe from this problem (but I guess Windows just decided to partition it for me!?!?)

    Is there anything I can just quickly type out to move all my booting files to System Drive "C:" so I can freely format and use my SSD? Or do I have to open my case unplug loads of stuff ect ect?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    This is for Windows 7 but should work for 10 as well. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Windows 10
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    EDIT: Had to update to another version from authors website but ran into a problem. The error states C: isn't a primary partition but as you can see from my original screenshot it is.

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    Windows 11 Pro

    Try installing Macrium Reflect Free and make a rescue USB/DVD. Boot from the rescue USB/DVD and there is an option in one of the menus at top to repair startup. You might have to physically unplug the SSD and then boot to the USB/DVD and do the startup repair for it to put the BCD on the C: drive.
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    Windows 10
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    The "Macrium Reflect Download Agent" from Cnet looks like scary malware the way they designed it. Giving it a try now.
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Home

    Just unplug the ssd and when you restart computer windows should do a startup repair.
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Marcrium Reflect was a let down, it found the Windows 10 install on C:, then it asked me for an active partition, the list was blank and would not let me continue without an error so then I.....

    kamalaggi said:
    Just unplug the ssd and when you restart computer windows should do a startup repair.
    ...tried the Windows 10 DVD I made and startup repair just told me after two tries that it could not repair startup.

    In the end I fresh installed Windows 10 from said DVD, but have lost one of my storage drives, even though I tripple checked that I plugged each and every one of them back in correctly, this was why I didn't want to open my case and pull hard drives out. but MSofts bad software makes us do this like cavemen.

    I really hate Microsoft's bad design, Why ask me where to install windows if it just sprays windows just anywhere across all of your harddrives after you made a specific choice? Just going to get on with installing my stuff and check the cabling (or dead hard drive) when I wake up because it's late here.
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  8. VBs
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    Windows 10 x64 Insider

    I remember Windows 8.1 Pro install did same thing for me I selected disk to install windows but it created partitions on other disk, that I was planning to use in storage spaces array. From this time I always disconnect other HDDs/SSDs from my system when doing clean install and reconnect it afterwards.
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