How to get rid of old (dual) boot hdd used to clone Win 10 to ssd

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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,512
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Megahertz said:
    NavyLCDR
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that is exactly what I Instructed on my previous post.
    Yes it is. I was just affirming. Running a whole bunch of .bat files and drive tests isn't going to change it.
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  2. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 20H2
       #12

    Just thought I'd mention that there are two excellent free tools available that really make life easier when dealing with drive upgrades and repurposing drives. They are Clonezilla and MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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  3. AlterMind's Avatar
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Hi @zbook this is the output from the batch files processing you requested:

    1.TuneUp.bat

    Code:
    ###########################################################
    # The following commands will be run in sequence.         #
    # The first 5 will take quite a while to run, be patient. #
    ###########################################################
    
    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    sfc /scannow
    
    chkdsk /scan
    
    wmic recoveros get autoreboot
    wmic recoveros set autoreboot = false
    wmic recoveros get autoreboot
    wmic recoveros get DebugInfoType
    wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 7
    wmic recoveros get DebugInfoType
    
    wmic pagefile list /format:list
    wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" get AutomaticManagedPagefile
    wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" set AutomaticManagedPagefile=True
    wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" get AutomaticManagedPagefile
    
    bcdedit /enum {badmemory}
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>sfc /scannow
    
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    
    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.
    
    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    
    C:\windows\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.19041.844
    
    Image Version: 10.0.19042.867
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================] No component store corruption detected.
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\windows\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.19041.844
    
    Image Version: 10.0.19042.867
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\windows\system32>sfc /scannow
    
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    
    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.
    
    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    
    C:\windows\system32>chkdsk /scan
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is Win10-SSD.
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
      695808 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
     Phase duration (File record verification): 6.00 seconds.
      10432 large file records processed.
     Phase duration (Orphan file record recovery): 0.00 milliseconds.
      0 bad file records processed.
     Phase duration (Bad file record checking): 0.38 milliseconds.
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
      487 reparse records processed.
      958764 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
     Phase duration (Index verification): 19.56 seconds.
      0 unindexed files scanned.
     Phase duration (Orphan reconnection): 2.56 seconds.
      0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
     Phase duration (Orphan recovery to lost and found): 1.42 milliseconds.
      487 reparse records processed.
     Phase duration (Reparse point and Object ID verification): 5.35 milliseconds.
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
     Phase duration (Security descriptor verification): 87.56 milliseconds.
      131479 data files processed.
     Phase duration (Data attribute verification): 0.49 milliseconds.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
      34849632 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.
     Phase duration (USN journal verification): 189.79 milliseconds.
    
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.
    
     487850938 KB total disk space.
     355410608 KB in 464223 files.
        281608 KB in 131480 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
        819510 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
     131339212 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
     121962734 total allocation units on disk.
      32834803 allocation units available on disk.
    Total duration: 28.43 seconds (28437 ms).
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros get autoreboot
    AutoReboot
    TRUE
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros set autoreboot = false
    Updating property(s) of '\\OSIRIS\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_OSRecoveryConfiguration.Name="Microsoft Windows 10 Home|C:\\windows|\\Device\\Harddisk1\\Partition1"'
    Property(s) update successful.
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros get autoreboot
    AutoReboot
    FALSE
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros get DebugInfoType
    DebugInfoType
    7
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 7
    Updating property(s) of '\\OSIRIS\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_OSRecoveryConfiguration.Name="Microsoft Windows 10 Home|C:\\windows|\\Device\\Harddisk1\\Partition1"'
    Property(s) update successful.
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic recoveros get DebugInfoType
    DebugInfoType
    7
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic pagefile list /format:list
    
    
    AllocatedBaseSize=10240
    CurrentUsage=161
    Description=C:\pagefile.sys
    InstallDate=20200330211356.911465+120
    Name=C:\pagefile.sys
    PeakUsage=2477
    Status=
    TempPageFile=FALSE
    
    
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" get AutomaticManagedPagefile
    AutomaticManagedPagefile
    TRUE
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" set AutomaticManagedPagefile=True
    Updating property(s) of '\\OSIRIS\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name="OSIRIS"'
    Property(s) update successful.
    
    C:\windows\system32>wmic Computersystem where name="OSIRIS" get AutomaticManagedPagefile
    AutomaticManagedPagefile
    TRUE
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>bcdedit /enum {badmemory}
    
    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier              {badmemory}
    
    C:\windows\system32>Echo off
       ###################################################################################
       #    How to capture batch file data and post in your thread in the BSOD forum     #
       #                                                                                 #
       #      Batch files and instructions for use in BSOD debugging[Part Two-Four]      #
       #                                                                                 #
       #        Press [V] to visit the above web page for detailed instructions.         #
       #        Press [C] to close this window.                                          #
       ###################################################################################

    2. DiskPartInfo.bat

    Code:
        Disk 0 : HDD. It has 6 partition(s). Model: ST1000DX001-1CM162    
        Disk 1 : SSD. It has 2 partition(s). Model: CT500BX100SSD1    
    
        The script has found the above 2 storage device(s) in total.
    =======================================================================
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.610
    
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: OSIRIS
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          931 GB      0 B        *
      Disk 1    Online          465 GB  1024 KB        *
      Disk 2    No Media           0 B      0 B         
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 0     K                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media           
      Volume 1     D   Win10-Old    NTFS   Partition    905 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 2         WINRE_DRV    NTFS   Partition   1000 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
      Volume 3         SYSTEM_DRV   FAT32  Partition    260 MB  Healthy    System  
      Volume 4         PBR_DRV      NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy    Hidden  
      Volume 5     C   Win10-SSD    NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy    Boot    
      Volume 6                      NTFS   Partition    521 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
      Volume 7                             Removable       0 B  No Media           
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    ST1000DX001-1CM162
    Disk ID: {DEBBB781-CD0F-49DE-BBA4-4D947AA55215}
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C00T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : No
    Pagefile Disk  : No
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 1     D   Win10-Old    NTFS   Partition    905 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 2         WINRE_DRV    NTFS   Partition   1000 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
      Volume 3         SYSTEM_DRV   FAT32  Partition    260 MB  Healthy    System  
      Volume 4         PBR_DRV      NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy    Hidden  
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Recovery          1000 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    System             260 MB  1001 MB
      Partition 3    OEM                500 MB  1261 MB
      Partition 4    Reserved           128 MB  1761 MB
      Partition 5    Primary            905 GB  1889 MB
      Partition 6    Recovery            24 GB   907 GB
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 1
    Type    : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 1048576
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 2         WINRE_DRV    NTFS   Partition   1000 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 2
    Type    : c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 1049624576
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 3         SYSTEM_DRV   FAT32  Partition    260 MB  Healthy    System  
    
    Partition 3 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 3
    Type    : bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 1322254336
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    Partition 4 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 4
    Type    : e3c9e316-0b5c-4db8-817d-f92df00215ae
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 1846542336
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    Partition 5 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 5
    Type    : ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
    Hidden  : No
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 1980760064
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 1     D   Win10-Old    NTFS   Partition    905 GB  Healthy            
    
    Partition 6 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 6
    Type    : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 973989740544
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 4         PBR_DRV      NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy    Hidden  
    
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    
    CT500BX100SSD1
    Disk ID: {B2669E5A-BB33-4900-88CD-A0F99A22C2B4}
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 4
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C04T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : Yes
    Pagefile Disk  : Yes
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : Yes
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 5     C   Win10-SSD    NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy    Boot    
      Volume 6                      NTFS   Partition    521 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Primary            465 GB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Recovery           521 MB   465 GB
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 1
    Type    : ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
    Hidden  : No
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 1048576
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 5     C   Win10-SSD    NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy    Boot    
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 2
    Type    : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 499560480768
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 6                      NTFS   Partition    521 MB  Healthy    Hidden  
    
    ===============================================================================
    
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:       
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 1debaa11-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5
        Recovery image location:   
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:     
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
        
    ===============================================================================
    
    Firmware Boot Manager
    ---------------------
    identifier              {fwbootmgr}
    displayorder            {bootmgr}
                            {1debaa03-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
                            {1debaa04-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
                            {1debaa05-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    timeout                 1
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {7aae8355-960d-11eb-8af8-b8aeed25f4c5}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {1debaa07-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 5
    
    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier              {1debaa03-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    description             MATgarbageA DVD-RAM SW840
    
    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier              {1debaa04-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    description             ST1000DX001-1CM162
    
    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier              {1debaa05-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    description             CT500BX100SSD1
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {1debaa07-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 10 HDD
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=D:
    systemroot              \WINDOWS
    resumeobject            {1debaa06-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {1debaa11-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    device                  ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume8]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{1debaa12-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    locale                  en-GB
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    displaymessage          Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume8]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{1debaa12-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    winpe                   Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 10 SSD
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \windows
    resumeobject            {7aae8355-960d-11eb-8af8-b8aeed25f4c5}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {1debaa06-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.efi
    description             Windows Resume Application
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice              partition=D:
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    debugoptionenabled      No
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {1debaa0e-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.efi
    description             Windows Resume Application
    locale                  en-GB
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {1debaa11-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice              partition=C:
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    debugoptionenabled      No
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {7aae8355-960d-11eb-8af8-b8aeed25f4c5}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \windows\system32\winresume.efi
    description             Windows 10 SSD
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice              partition=C:
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    debugoptionenabled      No
    
    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier              {memdiag}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi
    description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess         Yes
    
    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier              {emssettings}
    bootems                 No
    
    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier              {dbgsettings}
    debugtype               Local
    
    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier              {badmemory}
    
    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier              {globalsettings}
    inherit                 {dbgsettings}
                            {emssettings}
                            {badmemory}
    
    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
                            {hypervisorsettings}
    
    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier              {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype     Serial
    hypervisordebugport     1
    hypervisorbaudrate      115200
    
    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {1debaa12-46a9-11ea-97fc-b8aeed25f4c5}
    description             Windows Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume8
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi

    Even if I'd like to get rid of the Lenovo interim screen at bootup and don't require the recovery partition with factory install files, i wwant to make sure that I'm not missing anything if I ony copy the EFI partition as separately suggested in this thread.
    Thanks for your advice !

    PS: what is the use of the 521 MB hidden partition, after the main C: partition on the SSD ?
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  4. Posts : 38,373
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #14

    For UEFI /GPT drives there a 4 default partitions.
    The end user only sees 3 partitions when using disk management (one partition is hidden).

    When using diskpart all partitions are seen and if hidden it will display hidden.

    The 521 MB partition is the recovery partition.
    It allows booting to safe mode and troubleshooting the computer.

    Currently the recovery partition is disabled.

    The commands in the prior posts will shrink C: to create a FAT32 partition.
    The bcdboot command will create the new EFI partition.

    Once the drive boots independently (drive 0 cable detached or drive removed) the EFI assigned drive letter can be removed and the recovery partition can be enabled.



    Code:
    diskpart
    sel dis 1
    det dis
    sel par 1
    shrink desired=100
    create par EFI size=100
    format quick FS=fat32 label="ESP"
    assign letter=W
    exit
    
    bcdboot C:\Windows /s W: /f UEFI
    Perform startup repair as needed.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,512
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    Amazing!
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  6. AlterMind's Avatar
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Thanks zbook. I did the creation of the partition and format as FAT32 from the disk management GUI, then ran the bcdboot from an admin elevated privileges CMD session. So far everything rolls fine. I'll do the unplug and restart this evening hopefully.
    I still have these questions:
    • if my recovery partition on the SSD is disabled, how is the startup repair going to happen ? do I need to enable it somehow ?
    • is the Lenovo interim boot step eliminated ? (minor annoyance)

    Thanks to all for the assistance !
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  7. Posts : 38,373
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #17

    Please find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB).

    Create a bootable Windows 10 iso 20H2:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    Msconfig may need to be modified until the original drive 0 is converted into a storage drive.
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  8. AlterMind's Avatar
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Oh okay, wasn't expecting that -- I'll initiate the download asap.
    Are you suspecting my config to be somehow too complicated or even possibly unhealthy ?
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 38,373
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #19

    The current disk 0 until cleaned has the original EFI partition.
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  10. AlterMind's Avatar
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Thanks to all for your contributions, it worked out fine !

    I followed the last steps as suggested in @Megahertz procedure but shutting down the computer, unplugging the HDD and apparently the recovery partition did find the new UEFI partition and the boot process could complete with the Win10 partition.
    There was in the end no need to flash a Win10 install iso to a usb drive and perform a repair.

    I plugged the HDD back in and at BIOS prompt excluded the HDD from the bootable sequence, which I guess can allow me now to completely reformat that disk drive to a full empty 1 TB data drive. Yay. Mission accomplished.

    Thanks to all again for helping folks, this forum is much appreciated !
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