Windows 10: Move efi and recovery partitions from a raid array I want to split Solved

  1.    27 Aug 2016 #1

    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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    28 Aug 2016 #2

    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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3

    manish9009 said: 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 System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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