How to make an SSD the exclusive boot device?

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  1. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #51

    Kyhi said:
    Problem is, he is un-familiar with the Programs (Apps) mentioned..
    EasyBCD, Macrium...

    with Command Prompt (admin)
    he can copy and paste the commands..
    Understood but even if it boots, it won't be right and still be a mess. The Recovery Environment will be from Windows 8. The method I suggest will be as if you do a fresh install.
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  2. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #52

    Windows 10 does the 450MB recovery partition - which is already on disk 1
    windows 8.1 recovery is 350MB - which is on disk 0

    but who knows what is where or why...

    Still do not even know if the OS on D: will even boot..
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  3. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #53

    Kyhi said:
    Windows 10 does the 450MB recovery partition - which is already on disk 1
    windows 8.1 recovery is 350MB - which is on disk 0

    but who knows what is where or why...

    Still do not even know if the OS on D: will even boot..
    No. The 450MB was the left over from his previous upgrade, he wiped out the System Reserved then re-installed Windows 8.
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  4. Posts : 5,281
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #54

    topgundcp said:
    No. The 450MB was the left over from his previous upgrade, he wiped out the System Reserved then re-installed Windows 8.
    I didn't go through the entire thread here, but could it be a UEFI vs Legacy BIOS issue? (like the mobo is set to UEFI but the OS was installed as Legacy - GPT vs MBR disk?).
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  5. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #55

    Diskpart
    list disk

    system reserve ??
    EFI ???

    who knows - no feedback..

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 1
    list partition

    post a pic of diskpart cmd window
    we are talking amongst friends here
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  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #56

    Kyhi said:
    or you could just remove the HDD and Clean Install windows 10 onto the SSD again
    That has been the problem since the begging, I never could boot to the SSD since the wipe of the HDD, that had the boot loader on it. I just got back from work, sorry for not responding and thanks
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  7. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #57

    Kyhi said:
    Diskpart
    list disk

    system reserve ??
    EFI ???

    who knows - no feedback..


    we are talking amongst friends here
    No feedback? Every suggestion that was posted, I tried, it failed, I responded with what it said and what happened, then I keep getting told to do the same stuff...that was already suggested and that I already had tried and it had already failed. I posted exactly what was on my screen after each suggestion failed. Not sure how that isn't feedback
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  8. Posts : 5,281
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #58

    mike6623 said:
    No feedback? Every suggestion that was posted, I tried, it failed, I responded with what it said and what happened, then I keep getting told to do the same stuff...that was already suggested and that I already had tried and it had already failed. I posted exactly what was on my screen after each suggestion failed. Not sure how that isn't feedback
    Did someone already suggest to try to switch the 2 drives physically? (Make SSD as Disk 0 and the HDD as Disk 1.)
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  9. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
       #59

    badrobot said:
    Did someone already suggest to try to switch the 2 drives physically? (Make SSD as Disk 0 and the HDD as Disk 1.)
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  10. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #60

    I appreciate the help, so this will be my last question, from there I will figure it out hopefully. Now, it appears that the 400mb is raw and needs to be set as unallocated. Since it is 100% free, and that 400mb is on the SSD, will formatting do any damage, or no since it is all free space anyway. Thanks!
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