boot drive

Forum discussion tagged with boot drive.
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    Question Recovering Data Off Old Boot Drive After Installing Windows On New NVME

    So, here's the deal. I made this post about trying to boot off of my old drive and trying to keep the original configuration. The original post can be found here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/upgrading-components-and-trying-to-book-off-old-boot-drive.3652495/ My new question is...
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    Question Upgrading Components And Trying To Boot Off Old Boot Drive

    I just got done installing my new i7 10700K and Asus Prime Z-490A Motherboard. Along with some new Corsair Vengeance 32gb ram and a WD SN750 NVME. So here is my issue. Before doing the upgrade process this morning, I got on the phone with Microsoft to clarify if I would have to do a fresh...
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    Question format boot drive

    hello, i just did a data transfer from may old ssd to new ssd. the new ssd can boot to windows now, but when i plug in the old ssd i cant boot to windows with that ssd, when i change the boot order in the bios i get a message that there is no proper boot drive. now i tried to wipe the whole boot...
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    Question How should I go about replacing my boot drive with another SSD?

    How should I go about replacing my boot drive with another SSD that doesn't have windows yet? (I only have one M.2 slot) Should I download windows to my HDD and then just download windows on my new SSD? Thanks!
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    Question How to port ONLY Windows 10 from a 2TB HDD to 500GB SDD?

    I have a new SSD I want to use as a main/boot drive, but right now I ONLY want to port the OS over. I'm still using the HDD and don't mind keeping all the other files on the HDD. I have a bunch of games and I don't want to spend an entire afternoon un- and re-installing 1.5 TB of them to the...
  6. mraazx

    Question Which SSD is better 250GB Range? WD SN550 vs Corsair MP510 vs Transcend 220S

    Hello, I want to get an SSD which I prefer nvme and durability like I want to use it for long time. Now what I saw these 3 are in my budget . But they are slightly differently priced in my country so please help me to choose among these 3 WD Blue SN550 250GB = $55 Corsair 240 GB MP510 = $60...
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    Question Using Old HDD for New PC Build

    So I scrapped an old Alienware Aurora R3 for parts and my brother had JUST installed a new HDD in beforehand. 1. I was wondering if I would be able to use this Hard Drive in a new PC build right away. I went through Windows and already did a Fresh Reset. 2. If not, I'm buying an M.2 SSD for...
  8. Dmor

    [SOLVED] Is a Windows 10 reinstall necessary? and Boot Drive question.

    I am planning on switching from my i7 7700K and an MSI Z270A Pro TO an i7 9700K and a ROG Z390e Gaming motherboard. Is a windows reinstallation necessary or will the boot SSD be fine to plug back in? I may also plan to upgrade to an nvme as my boot drive but not sure what to do with the SSD...
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    [SOLVED] Moving Windows and all files to new M.2

    Hey! I just got a new 500gb M.2, and I am hoping to move all of my files and Windows installation on my current 500gb SSD to my new M.2, and then wipe the old SSD to keep for storage. I'm not sure if I should migrate or clone the old drive, or if I should just do a fresh os instal. How would you...
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    [SOLVED] Need some help installing SSD boot drive on my system

    This is my current storage setup: I have a 500GB HDD for Ubuntu and 1 TB HDD for windows, and the system is configured so that one startup I can choose which OS I want to boot to. I just ordered a 250GB SSD for a boot drive, and I have a spare 1TB HDD; I would like to have the following storage...
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    [SOLVED] How do I install windows on new ssd?

    Hi, I just bought a nvme m.2 Samsung Evo 970 250gb ssd. I am looking to use the drive for booting windows and some games. How can I install windows to the drive? I looked into the matter beforehand and I don’t want to clone my hdd to my ssd because my ssd isn’t big enough to fit all the files...
  12. e_pony

    [SOLVED] Switching from Intel to AMD ryzen, W10 can I keep programs installed?

    Hi, My mobo/cpu died recently so im doing a mayor hardware change. Searching around forums I found that the best way is to do a fresh install of W10 when switching from intel to amd. However, I was using an ssd as a boot drive on my old build. If I reinstall W10 on this very drive does it mean...
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    Question Accidentally changed permissions and ownership on everything on my boot drive, is there any way to fix this?

    I had around 400 or so .tmp folders in the root of my C drive and could only delete them by changing their permissions one-by-one. Getting annoyed at this, I looked up some solutions and ran a couple of commands in the command prompt. While I successfully deleted the files, I realized that I...
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    Question Boot Drive almost full. How to clean it?

    I bought the pc pre used and the boot drive is almost completely used up. 469 gbs are being used but when i check storage and other programs to see what is using it up i cant find what it is. Is there anyway I could just delete everything but keep the os and just start new? Also, when i check...
  15. PrimalReign

    [SOLVED] Clone whole and entire drive to another

    Hi, I know that there are quite similar questions to mine on here but I just had to make sure that it works for my specific lineup so please excuse me on that. So I recently got a whole new computer and the only thing that I kept was my GPU. I'm facing the problem that I want to clone my whole...
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    [SOLVED] Transferring SSD Boot Drive to System?

    G'day, so right now I'm on windows 7 ultimate x64 and I am using my old system parts to write this as I just upgraded my system with new CPU, MOBO, RAM, COOLER and M.2 SSD. I already had a 120gb SSD and 1TB HDD, RX 580, etc. Before upgrading my RIG I updated my system to WIN 10 cuz my new 3rd...
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    Question Transfer user account to new drive?

    I recently bought a 1TB SSD to replace my current 120GB SSD, and I've had absolute hell with copying my files over. Between cloning the drive and fresh installing windows and loading a backup, the closest I can get is having all of my files on my new SSD, but having them saved under a separate...
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    Question Cloned ssd offline due to signature collision

    I recently installed a ssd (gave it letter D) and cloned my old hdd to it with Samsung data migration software Both are inside my PC as l want to keep hdd as storage/archive I changed boot priority to wbm <ssd name> But PC still boots from hdd ( task manager shows hdd under performance tab...
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    Question Cloned my Windows 10 boot drive to my new SSD, it is GPT format but will not boot

    I spent hours trimming the fat on my windows boot drive so that I could clone it to my new SSD (only 250gb) and I have cloned it. Since my Windows boot drive ( C: drive ), is MBR format, I set up the SSD as a MBR format drive, then cloned the C: drive to it (for the cloning process I used EaseUS...
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    Question Can I trasnfur a drive partition to a new drive?

    I want to upgrade my PC to have an SSD, butI already have several Terabytes of data stored on an HDD. Is it possible to create a partition with Winows and a few programs on that I can then transfur to an SSD to use as my boot device? This would save me alot of time as I would not have to backup...