DUAL OS Copy disk from OLD to NEW NVME but C:drive not "migrating"

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    nolive721, you are so right, you did specify in the beginning, I am at school, with a few distractions, so I missed it :)
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    continuing on my journey to find a software solution rather than tearing my PC apart....

    I wipe the new NVME drive and actually restore the Macrium reflect image of the old drive onto it, process went OK, I forced booting on the new NVME drive in the Bios and reached windows....to find out its still booting into the old drive.

    I am thinking to rebuild the GRUB in Ubuntu and see if I can point out boot towards the new NVME drive from there. I know its a Windows forum but does that make any sense for people here?

    if that solution isn't working then I will leave it for now and disassemble my PC this weekend to remove physically the old drive hoping that's the concrete solution in the end.

    sorry for being a pain with my trouble and related questions.
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    "Sorry for being a pain with my trouble and related questions." You are never a pain! No poster is a pain :) This forum, like many others, thrive on helping folks with their troubles and questions, because, quite often, we find solutions not only for thread starters, we find solutions also for ourselves! :)
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       #14

    kind of crazy and somehow embarrassing.

    I decided to start from scratch but following the exact same procedure I used before, format the new NVME again, copy entire disk with Minitool Wizard from old to new NVME and boot.
    It worked, or at least 50% as now the I can see Windows OS was transferred to the new NVME drive as C:, which was my primary goal.

    I can not think of much why it would have worked this time, maybe GPT now vs MBR as I would have set the new NVME drive before....but I cant remember this point to be honest, anyway I am in Windows typing this message so that's good.

    the crazy and embarrassing part now is that I can not boot into Ubuntu, some errors being flagged so I guess I am going to have to troubleshoot the linux part of my it now, maybe running a bootrepair to rebuild the GRUB

    thanks for those who provided guidance, I will certainly flag this thread as resolved as the Windows side is indeed resolved

    - - - Updated - - -

    all fixed now after running ubuntu bootrepair, can boot in Windows and Ubuntu without problems
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #15

    nolive721 said:
    all fixed now after running ubuntu bootrepair, can boot in Windows and Ubuntu without problems
    Excellent news.
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #16

    Hi there

    @nolive721

    For next time : !!!

    To clone your entire disk if it's got mixed partitions etc with Linux and Windows OS's - the EASY way - especially if you (as you do) can use Linux. The Target disk must have same size or be larger than the Source one.

    1) boot any live Linux Distro
    2) simply now run the following command from the linux console :
    dd if=</dev/source_disk> of=<dev/target_disk> bs=2048M status=progress

    No need to format / partition anything.

    Afterwards simply boot up the Linux OS, run GPARTED to adjust / increase the size of the windows main partition.

    That should be job done !!!!!.

    If the Windows partition is in a place on the HDD that it can't be extended simply use Macrium Free (stand alone version) to backup the Windows system, then delete the windows partitions, then restore to the unused part of the disk and re-size the partition again which will now work !! -- Ensure though ntfs-3g is installed on Live / other Linux distros - this ensures Linux hads read-write access to ntfs partitions. Grub again will be able to recognize the Windows OS if you want to have a boot menu with the 2 OS'es.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       #17

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    @nolive721

    For next time : !!!

    To clone your entire disk if it's got mixed partitions etc with Linux and Windows OS's - the EASY way - especially if you (as you do) can use Linux. The Target disk must have same size or be larger than the Source one.

    1) boot any live Linux Distro
    2) simply now run the following command from the linux console :
    dd if=</dev/source_disk> of=<dev/target_disk> bs=2048M status=progress

    No need to format / partition anything.

    Afterwards simply boot up the Linux OS, run GPARTED to adjust / increase the size of the windows main partition.

    That should be job done !!!!!.

    If the Windows partition is in a place on the HDD that it can't be extended simply use Macrium Free (stand alone version) to backup the Windows system, then delete the windows partitions, then restore to the unused part of the disk and re-size the partition again which will now work !! -- Ensure though ntfs-3g is installed on Live / other Linux distros - this ensures Linux hads read-write access to ntfs partitions. Grub again will be able to recognize the Windows OS if you want to have a boot menu with the 2 OS'es.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    apologize for not commenting earlier, been crazy hectic weeks at work (advice, don't work in automotive and even worse in COVID days&time....)
    anyway thanks for your comments and advice, honestly I hope I will not have to do this kind of "cloning" anytime soon again!
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