Windows 10: Changing dual boot Win7 & Win10 from SATA to SSD drive

  1.    01 Dec 2016 #1

    Changing dual boot Win7 & Win10 from SATA to SSD drive


    On one of my desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro, I added a SSD drive. Then, I cloned the OS partition on to the SSD drive, which ran perfectly.

    But on another desktop, I dual boot Windows 7 Home and Windows 10 Home on an older SATA hard drive. And I've now added a 240 GB SSD drive.

    The existing boot drive has 3 partitions for booting -- the Windows 7 (C, Windows 10 (D and the 100 MB System Reserved partition.

    How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

    Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ? Anything I need to be careful about ?

    Thanks for any assistance on this. Cheers.
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  2.    01 Dec 2016 #2

    esgee said: View Post
    How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

    Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ?
    Yep, that's all you have to do.
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  3.    01 Dec 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yep, that's all you have to do.
    Great ! Thanks very much.
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  4.    02 Dec 2016 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yep, that's all you have to do.
    What about the bcdboot command?
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  5.    02 Dec 2016 #5

    x509 said: View Post
    What about the bcdboot command?
    Not required. The bcdboot command is used to add an OS to the boot menu. In this case, the dual booting is already set up.
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  6. Posts : 36
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1607
       02 Dec 2016 #6

    Just curious - what backup program was used here?
    Isn't it better to reimage instead of cloning, why or why not?
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  7.    02 Dec 2016 #7

    91fw said: View Post
    Just curious - what backup program was used here?
    Isn't it better to reimage instead of cloning, why or why not?
    I'm using Acronis True Image 2015.

    Not sure about what "reimage" is, though.
    Last edited by esgee; 02 Dec 2016 at 22:51. Reason: small error
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  8.    02 Dec 2016 #8

    Reimage is when you save an image file of the partitions to a storage location and then restore the images to the new drive. Cloning or reimaging really doesn't matter if you know how to use the program to adjust the partitions to the new size/format of the new drive and you have no desire to keep a copy of the partitions in an image file for backup purposes.
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  9. Posts : 36
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1607
       03 Dec 2016 #9

    Will True Image Cloning work on the newer SSHD drives? | Acronis Forum
    see first paragraph in post 2 about potential issues

    Process - Cloning -Switch HD - Sys Backup and Data Backup -Best approach | Acronis Forum
    see post 3

    "Reimage" - sorry, it means restore images of partitions done by ATI backup.
    Reimaging permits you to adjust Windows partition sizes. And there is no potential issuse of having two bootable drives on at the same time.
    I never cloned, always used restoring images when replacing drives. No experience with SSD though.
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  10.    13 Dec 2016 #10

    91fw said: View Post
    Will True Image Cloning work on the newer SSHD drives? | Acronis Forum
    see first paragraph in post 2 about potential issues

    Process - Cloning -Switch HD - Sys Backup and Data Backup -Best approach | Acronis Forum
    see post 3

    "Reimage" - sorry, it means restore images of partitions done by ATI backup.
    Reimaging permits you to adjust Windows partition sizes. And there is no potential issuse of having two bootable drives on at the same time.
    I never cloned, always used restoring images when replacing drives. No experience with SSD though.
    Thanks. Also to NavyLCDR. And apologies for the late response.

    I'm familiar with the process -- just wasn't aware of the term "reimage". Have been a bit busy lately, but I think I'll try reimaging rather than cloning when I can find the time.

    Thanks again.

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