1.    11 Aug 2015 #1
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    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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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    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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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3
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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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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 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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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5
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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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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #6
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    Just unplug the ssd and when you restart computer windows should do a startup repair.
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  7.    11 Aug 2015 #7
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    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.....

    Quote Originally Posted by kamalaggi View Post
    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.    11 Aug 2015 #8
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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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