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  1.    04 Apr 2016 #41
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    Have taken another screenshot of both HDD Disk 0 and SSD Disk 1 EFI partition on both is greyed out.Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #42

    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Totally agree! Image/restore was suggested early on Jimbo, but OP has no external drive to work with.
    Hi there

    The Image can go to the "D" partition on the Internal HDD. !!!!!! I think I stated this in the post !!

    Cheers

    jimbo
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  3.    04 Apr 2016 #43
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    There is no D partition on either drive so not sure what you mean. The SSD is to replace the HDD not work with it.
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #44
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    In order to use an image file to clone the HDD drive you would have to do the following steps:

    1. With HDD installed as the boot drive, and SSD installed as a secondary drive, create an NTFS partition on the SSD to hold the image file.

    2. Using Macrium Reflect Free, make an image of the ENTIRE HDD (not just the Windows partition) and save it to the NTFS partition on the SSD.

    3. Copy the completed image file from the SSD back to the HDD - just a normal file copy, NOT a restore.

    4. Using the restore function of Macrium Reflect Free, restore the ENTIRE image to the SSD (all partitions). Not a file copy - but restore.

    5. Install the SSD as the only drive and attempt to boot from it. You might have to boot from a Macrium Reflect rescue disk and run the fix Windows startup problems utility under the restore menu.
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  5.    04 Apr 2016 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    The Image can go to the "D" partition on the Internal HDD. !!!!!! I think I stated this in the post !!

    Cheers

    jimbo
    Ah, didn't read your post thoroughly. My apologies, Jimbo, for the premature response. D or H same difference in this case I think for OP.
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  6.    08 Apr 2016 #46
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    Tried suggestion by NavyLCDR sam result no OS message.

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    This is SSD after step 1 creation of NTFS partition.


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    Here are contents of SSD after making image of HDD and copying to SSD


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    Here is content of HDD after copying image file from SSD to HDD


    After a full restore, which completed with no errors, back to the SSD it looks like this

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    Which looks no different than before I started the whole thing off.

    Will be committing suicide at the end of the day.
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  7.    08 Apr 2016 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogart99 View Post
    Tried suggestion by NavyLCDR sam result no OS message.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    This is SSD after step 1 creation of NTFS partition.


    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	9 
Size:	830.9 KB 
ID:	73728
    Here are contents of SSD after making image of HDD and copying to SSD


    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	9 
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ID:	73729
    Here is content of HDD after copying image file from SSD to HDD


    After a full restore, which completed with no errors, back to the SSD it looks like this

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Which looks no different than before I started the whole thing off.

    Will be committing suicide at the end of the day.
    Were you ever able to boot from a usb drive, using a bootable program on a flash drive??
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  8.    08 Apr 2016 #48
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    Bogart99,

    You either are not including the ENTIRE hard drive when you make the image, or you not restoring the ENTIRE image (all three partitions) when you restore to the SSD.

    After you make the image, you should be able to explore the image in Macrium Reflect. If you included the entire hard drive when you made the image, it will show you three partitions within the image when you explore it.

    Also, after you have the image copied on the hard drive, and you explore it and Macrium shows you three partition in the image - then you will want to delete all existing partitions on the SSD and restore the entire image - all three partitions - back to the unallocated space on the SSD.

    I can't remember if you are using Kyhi's recovery drive to run Macrium Reflect from - if not, you should be. Before you restore the image back to the SSD, on Kyhi's recovery drive is MiniTool Partition Wizard. You can use that to delete all the partitions on the SSD. Although, I think Macrium Reflect also has the option to delete existing partitions before restoring.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    08 Apr 2016 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Were you ever able to boot from a usb drive, using a bootable program on a flash drive??
    Yes that works fine.
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  10.    08 Apr 2016 #50
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    Am just using Macrium reflect Your first point re not possibly using the entire HDD all I can say is that all the partition are checked before I try to create the image.

    I will do another complete image and then check it on Macrium.
    I am sorry to be such a pain in this. Thanks
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