Windows 10: Cloning to SSD then swapping drive letters Solved

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  1.    22 Feb 2016 #21

    Check whether it boots from the SSD with the HDD disconnected. Just to be on the safe side.
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #22

    whs said: View Post
    Check whether it boots from the SSD with the HDD disconnected. Just to be on the safe side.
    I did that before proceeding to trying the other possibilities.
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  3.    22 Feb 2016 #23

    OK, so all is good.
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       23 Feb 2016 #24

    Except for McAFail being a problem? that is! But that can often be a problem where some system protection will get in the way. With AVG years back I often had to see that shut down as well while with VIPRE only at times. I run with a less intrusive av software but also has a very light foot print in contrast to many programs.

    Haven't gone for any SSDs however since the tab for a 1gb has remained a bit too much for the pallete here while I was considering a look at adding in a 3rd even larger 4 or 5tb drive to expand the storage capacity even further! The pair of 1tb OS drives do tend to fill fast here!
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  5.    23 Feb 2016 #25

    Night Hawk said: View Post
    Except for McAFail being a problem? that is! But that can often be a problem where some system protection will get in the way. With AVG years back I often had to see that shut down as well while with VIPRE only at times. I run with a less intrusive av software but also has a very light foot print in contrast to many programs.
    McAfee came with the system. I already have a license for ESET that I will use with it. I previously used McAfee for a year and I did not like it but it was not bad.

    A much bigger potential problem is UEFI. It is much more sophisticated and complicated than the old BIOSs. It tries to protect us but it can also get in the way. Drives might not be bootable with UEFI. There is a safe mode (I forget what it is called) that must be disabled permanently if we install a foreign operating system.
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  6.    23 Feb 2016 #26

    You are damn right. UEFI is a real Pita. I sometimes wonder what they are trying to protect us from.
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  7.    23 Feb 2016 #27

    whs said: View Post
    You are damn right. UEFI is a real Pita. I sometimes wonder what they are trying to protect us from.
    From operating systems from companies other than Microsoft....

    I don't think it is as much about protecting us as it about serving Microsoft.
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  8.    23 Feb 2016 #28

    That's a good thought.
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  9.    23 Feb 2016 #29

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    From operating systems from companies other than Microsoft....

    I don't think it is as much about protecting us as it about serving Microsoft.
    Read about UEFI. It is not exclusively a Microsoft thing, it's board of directors also include Intel, HP, AMD, Apple, Dell, Lenovo and IBM. The list of members is much larger. Remember that the original BIOS was designed by IBM.
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  10.    23 Feb 2016 #30

    However, Microsoft requires the manufacturer to both provide secure boot and have it enabled by default in order to obtain Windows 8 or Windows 10 certification and carry the Windows logo....

    that was the basis for my comment. Although, Microsoft has not yet required manufacturers to remove the ability for the user to turn off secure booting on PCs - only on Windows mobile devices.
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