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  1. Thread: Can't restore recovery partition by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 681

    Is this thread still going? If you had done what...

    Is this thread still going? If you had done what you said earlier it would have been resolved long ago.

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  2. Thread: SSD by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 240

    It is not hard. You could just migrate the os...

    It is not hard. You could just migrate the os using diskgenius free version and cut out the intermediate step of making an image.

    https://www.diskgenius.com/download.php
  3. Replies 20 Views 88,911

    :-)

    :-)
  4. Thread: Can't restore recovery partition by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 681

    What has that got to do with a recovery...

    What has that got to do with a recovery partition?

    mbr2gpt is very picky and will often fail for reasons that are not easy to interpret from the error message.

    among the numerous requirements
    ...
  5. Thread: Can't restore recovery partition by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 681

    What made you think you need a recovery partition...

    What made you think you need a recovery partition to convert mbr>gpt ?

    If you want to do it with mbr2gpt you could boot winre.wim from a usb stick. I cant recall if mbr2gpt is in boot.wim but I...
  6. Thread: Can't restore recovery partition by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 681

    Did you try creating a recovery partition using...

    Did you try creating a recovery partition using diskpart?
  7. Replies 17 Views 531

    Or you could use karens replicator Easily...

    Or you could use karens replicator

    Easily Backup Data with Karen’s Replicator


    Karen's Replicator the Backup Utility for Windows v3.7.6 Released May 25, 2020 | Karen's Power Tools
  8. Replies 1 Views 106

    admin cmd prompt: bcdboot...

    admin cmd prompt:

    bcdboot windowspartitionletter:\windows /s esp partition

    If the windows partition on the other disk is m: then the first part of the command is

    bcdboot m:\windows

    the...
  9. Thread: Use Windows Backup or Macrum Reflect? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 17 Views 971

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  10. Replies 9 Views 366

    What is the point of installing just to overwrite...

    What is the point of installing just to overwrite the windows partition?

    Quicker way and no unnecessary writing to the ssd:

    partition the target disk first with diskgenius, then apply the...
  11. Replies 9 Views 366

    Yes, it is usually possible to create a fat32...

    Yes, it is usually possible to create a fat32 partition for that purpose which most bios expect, but makes more sense to use gpt.
    The words grandmother, eggs and suck spring to mind. I am not sure...
  12. Replies 9 Views 366

    That is a good point. If the new machine only...

    That is a good point. If the new machine only supports efi, that usually means the disk needs to be gpt partition style. In that scenario, converting an existing mbr style disk to gpt before...
  13. Replies 9 Views 366

    I am assuming the machine you ordered is 11 gen...

    I am assuming the machine you ordered is 11 gen intel. If I was buying new I would go for 12th gen




    yes, in most cases. Win10 is quite good at adjusting itself to different hardware.
  14. Thread: Move Windows from one SSD to another, Please help by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 504

    A possible alternative is to create a wim image (...

    A possible alternative is to create a wim image ( with exclusions), name it install.wim and put it in the sources folder of the installation media. Then you can do the installation to the120gb disk...
  15. Thread: Move Windows from one SSD to another, Please help by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 504

    Yes. You could create either a wim image or a...

    Yes.

    You could create either a wim image or a diskgenius image , excluding what you dont want.

    Then you can create the partitions on the target disk, apply the diskgenius image and then use...
  16. Thread: Too many partitions? by SIW2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 34 Views 1,453

    OP is unallocated space whenever I have seen it.

    OP is unallocated space whenever I have seen it.
  17. Thread: Problem rescue USB made with Macrium Reflect by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 18 Views 911

    Diskgenius has an attractive pe shel, but I dont...

    Diskgenius has an attractive pe shel, but I dont know how to modify it.

    Unless building an advanced pe, it is quite easy to put in a little menu in using pecmd

    It can look something like this:...
  18. Thread: Problem rescue USB made with Macrium Reflect by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 18 Views 911

    I dont understand what you are asking. If you...

    I dont understand what you are asking.

    If you are in the macrium pe, you can get out of the pe environment and boot into windows exactly as I described.



    which you say you have done.
  19. Thread: Problem rescue USB made with Macrium Reflect by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 18 Views 911

    As I recall, macrium has its own little shell...

    As I recall, macrium has its own little shell with shutdown and reboot options at the bottom left of the screen.

    If you cant get to those, open a command prompt and type :
    wpeutil reboot
  20. Thread: Suspected dead HDD by SIW2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 92 Views 2,948

    It can boot the iso, but I doubt it will load. I...

    It can boot the iso, but I doubt it will load. I couldnt get Vista to load using ventoy so I would be pleasantly surprised if any of the hdat stuff does.
  21. Thread: Too many partitions? by SIW2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 34 Views 1,453

    Most partition managers, you would use "resize"...

    Most partition managers, you would use "resize" not extend
  22. Thread: Too many partitions? by SIW2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 34 Views 1,453

    I think I would just leave it . If you want to...

    I think I would just leave it .

    If you want to do it, then you can use the resize partition function which cant be completed while in windows, so either it will ask for a reboot or it can be done...
  23. Thread: Can't access "Manage" in PC context menu by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 644

    Not sure why you are getting that. It works fine...

    Not sure why you are getting that. It works fine for me.
    Might be due to the permissions on that key.
    try it this way:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ...
  24. Thread: Can't access "Manage" in PC context menu by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 644

    yes yes. Copy everything I highlighted in...

    yes


    yes. Copy everything I highlighted in blue in my previous post.

    Then after you merged it regedit should look like this:

    357122
  25. Thread: Can't access "Manage" in PC context menu by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 644

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Manage\command]
    @="mmc.exe compmgmt.msc /s /64"



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