Will "Bootmgr - Copy to C:\ with EasyBCD" with Windows 10


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    Will "Bootmgr - Copy to C:\ with EasyBCD" with Windows 10


    Will easy BCD work with windows 10 ? I'm trying to clone my new hard drive to a new 6 Tb Toshiba I've just acquired. Last time I migrated to a larger hard drive I used a USB to Dual Sata HDD docking station(with offline clone). This thread from old W7 Forums seems just as easy.
    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    You can only use C to boot with a Legacy (MBR) system. Are you planning on running a 6 TB drive using the MBR configuration since using GPT would be better for a drive that large?
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    I forgot about that. It is configured as a GPT, So I guess I'll have to do a new install and migrate all my data over, unless someone can suggest a simpler way.
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    jjaw25 said:
    I forgot about that. It is configured as a GPT, So I guess I'll have to do a new install and migrate all my data over, unless someone can suggest a simpler way.
    Do a new install. Then boot from something like Kyhi's Recovery Tools (I think Macrium Reflect might also have a delete partition option). Delete the existing partition that contains Windows 10 from the new hard drive. Copy the partition containing Windows 10 from the old hard drive into the free space on the new hard drive created by deleting the Windows 10 partition. Expand it in the process to however big you want it. Run the Fix Windows Startup Problems utility from the restore menu of Macrium Reflect. That should set up your new hard drive to boot from the previous Windows installation that you moved over to the new hard drive, and it should all be UEFI and GPT.

    BTW, if your old hard drive was already GPT, all you have to do is copy all the partitions over from it, expanding the Windows 10 partition to however large you want it.

    Finally, make sure to test the new hard drive to see if Windows is really booting from it by starting your computer with ONLY the new hard drive connected.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Do a new install. Then boot from something like Kyhi's Recovery Tools (I think Macrium Reflect might also have a delete partition option). Delete the existing partition that contains Windows 10 from the new hard drive. Copy the partition containing Windows 10 from the old hard drive into the free space on the new hard drive created by deleting the Windows 10 partition. Expand it in the process to however big you want it. Run the Fix Windows Startup Problems utility from the restore menu of Macrium Reflect. That should set up your new hard drive to boot from the previous Windows installation that you moved over to the new hard drive, and it should all be UEFI and GPT.

    BTW, if your old hard drive was already GPT, all you have to do is copy all the partitions over from it, expanding the Windows 10 partition to however large you want it.

    Finally, make sure to test the new hard drive to see if Windows is really booting from it by starting your computer with ONLY the new hard drive connected.
    Thanks for your Input NavyLCDR. Have followed your remedies several other times while scouring the threads. I'll give it a try when I get back in town. Always seems to new challenges with new and improved W10
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