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  1. Tekkie Boy's Avatar
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       #51

    Depending on the graphics card, Windows should find and install a driver.
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  2. Posts : 33
    Windows 7 Pro 64
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       #52

    Disk still active.

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    The other 3drives found the driver a lot faster.
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  3. Tekkie Boy's Avatar
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       #53

    Unfortunately, I cannot influence that.
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  4. Posts : 33
    Windows 7 Pro 64
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       #54

    However, I let the other 3 drives do updates in the beginning.

    Ah, it just loaded the 1920 x 1080 driver.
    Yay !!!

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    The disk is still very active, but I am calling it a success and you are brilliant !

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    Tomorrow I will ask you how I can avoid all this with the next 3 drives.

    Thank you thank you thank you !!!!!!
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  5. Tekkie Boy's Avatar
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       #55

    He'll likely download and install updates and build the search index now.

    This of course means that the hard drive has to work quite a bit.

    But it should subside over time.

    Glad to hear that it has now worked.

    As already mentioned, the BCD Store was corrupt and you have now completely rebuilt it.

    Good work.

    Stay safe and take care.

    :-)


    Until tomorrow!
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  6. Posts : 33
    Windows 7 Pro 64
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       #56

    Thank you for everything.
    Will ask you final questions tomorrow.
    Pleasant dreams and Good Night.
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  7. Tekkie Boy's Avatar
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       #57

    Thanks.

    Same to you.
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  8. Posts : 33
    Windows 7 Pro 64
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       #58

    Hello Tekkie Boy,

    Thank you again for your help.

    It took quite a lot of time for the drive activity to slow down. When it finally did, I shut down and used Acronis Backup run from a DVD-R to backup the drive. Then I rebooted and made sure the drive booted back up again. It is stable. I really appreciate the help you gave me.

    I would like to ask you a few questions to try to avoid this level of difficulty again. I have 3 more drives to convert from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

    Q1. Would it be less likely that I have problems if I
    backed up the drive to be converted.
    Restored the drive image to an SSD.
    Then attempted the upgrade on the SSD.
    I know the upgrade would definitely run much faster, but would I be introducing more of a chance for problems ?


    Q2. One of the drives I have to convert has the same setup error that this drive had, the Bluray drive is E: and the second partition on the HDD is D:
    Since that configuration did not work with the drive you helped me upgrade, I do not expect it to work on the next drive. So I think I have to switch the drive letters.

    Is there a better way than using the Win 7 OS Disk Manager to change E: to F: then D: to E: then F: to D: ???
    Should I reboot after each single change ?
    Should I do the same procedure, (rebuilding the bcdstore), we did together online to that next drive after changing the drive letters before even attempting the upgrade ?

    Q3. Does rebuilding the bcdstore pose any risk if I backup the drive before I try it ?
    Should I just do it as a precaution for every drive before attempting the upgrade ?

    Q4. All of my drives are running in BIOS IDE mode.
    Is there anything I should do as a preparation now, in case I decide to try in the future to switch to AHCI and / or to update the motherboard bios to UEFI ?

    Thank you for any advice you can offer.
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  9. Tekkie Boy's Avatar
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       #59

    No, that wouldn't help them.It would probably run a little faster, but nothing more and nothing less.

    From my point of view, you shouldn't worry about drive mapping.

    Usually only the Windows relevant partitions are important for the update.
    These would be, for example, the system reserved partition or the EFI partition, depending on whether you have Bios or Uefi, the MSR partition, the Windows partition and the recovery partition.

    In the case of the system that is supposed to have the same error, it would be good to look at the log files again to see if it really is the same error.

    If you back up the BCD beforehand and familiarize yourself with restoring it, you are on the safe side.

    There you can read how to do it:
    Backup and Restore Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Store in Windows

    As long as you don't do anything on the BCD, you don't actually need to save it.

    Regarding the conversion to AHCI, please have a look at:
    Enable AHCI in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

    Microsoft created the tool mbr2gpt for the conversion to UEFI:
    Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

    If you don't want to do this with the tool, you need a little manual work and a third-party program to at least convert the hard drive to GPT without formatting the hard drive.

    The manual changeover should be done by someone who is well versed.

    What else I wanted to ask her.Is the system reserved partition missing on all hard drives?
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  10. Posts : 33
    Windows 7 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #60

    Thank you for your answers.

    There is no system reserved partition on any of the drives.

    My pc was a diy build that has been upgraded over and over for many years. It is a project that never ends.
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