1.    27 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    Move efi and recovery partitions from a raid array I want to split


    Having gone from windows 7, to 8 to 8.1 to 10 without a reinstall I've started to have a few issues so I've just reinstalled windows to a new drive.

    Trouble is, I didn't think too much and left the old RAID array connected so the recovery and EFI partitions are still on it and Windows Setup used these instead of creating new ones.

    I want to unRAID them now to get my 2 SSD's back but how do I copy the recovery and efi partitions over?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    28 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 129
    windows 10

    Raid 0 I believe ??
    Spiting the SSDs will result in data loss.. backup data. Change Raid back to AHCI in bios.
    Now you can install OS on any drive you want.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by manish9009 View Post
    Raid 0 I believe ??
    Spiting the SSDs will result in data loss.. backup data. Change Raid back to AHCI in bios.
    Now you can install OS on any drive you want.
    Ideally I wanted to do it without re-installing.

    Turns out it was actually very easy after all that, I didn't even need to use the installation media.

    I just shrunk the new Windows partition down by 100Mb and created a new efi partition using diskpart, then just ran bcdboot C:\Windows /s

    I rebooted and changed boot order and all good

    I've now split my RAID array and got my drives back, hooray!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
THREE Recovery partitions?
Is this normal? 55014 I would think ONE would be enough? Kevin
General Support
Do I need 3 recovery partitions.
Hi, I have 3 recovery partitions (see screen below). Recently, I created a recovery drive, installation media and Image Backup + rescue media using Macrium Reflect onto a external hard drive and FD's. I cannot identify the creation date of...
General Support
Solved Recovery partitions on SSD
I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 with a 120GB SSD and a 1TB hard disk. I have the OS on the SSD (C:\) together with the programs. So far I have installed Office 365 and little else. I have moved the data directories from C:\Users to the D: drive....
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Recreating RAID 5 Array AMD
I updated to Windows 10 Pro with a clean install and had issues with my RAID array showing up as raw format. I was able to take a backup of it from my W7 drive then rebooted into W10 deleted the array in Disk Management, deleted the array in the...
Drivers and Hardware
3 Recovery Partitions
Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the right section to be posting this, please excuse me if it's not. Anyway, today I had to repartition a drive. So, I went into disk management and here is what I found: 31706 My main system drive has 3...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:38.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums