Question Cloned whole ssd to new ssd, new ssd wont boot w10.

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The error message says my PC needs to be repaired, the application or operating system couldnt be loaded because file is missing or contains errors.
Error code 0xc000000e
I already tried to rebuild the bcd in the command prompt after using a USB that had the installation media on it. Got all the way down to where I could simply enter y. Cause 1 installation media was found, and after selecting yes, it says a path source wasn't found. So now I'm just stuck. Thinking next step is to insert old ssd, take out the os partition on the new ssd, keep the rest, then just reinstall w10, even though it'll be the trial version. But I'm curious if any tech wizzies out there know a better solution that can help me save my license of w10
 

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Welcome to the forums my friend! It's a common problem with cloning, as a lot of things are not carried over, and equally there are lots of errors made during cloning. See USAFrets instructions quoted below on performing a clone effectively - this is geared towards using Macrium Reflect:

(this works the same for HDD's.)
Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
Delete the 450MB Recovery Partition, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
 

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As long as you have a microsoft associated account with the previous Win10 installation (your home account counts if associated), then you can simply get a digital entitlement reactivation of the new install.
 

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The error message says my PC needs to be repaired, the application or operating system couldnt be loaded because file is missing or contains errors.
Error code 0xc000000e
I already tried to rebuild the bcd in the command prompt after using a USB that had the installation media on it. Got all the way down to where I could simply enter y. Cause 1 installation media was found, and after selecting yes, it says a path source wasn't found. So now I'm just stuck. Thinking next step is to insert old ssd, take out the os partition on the new ssd, keep the rest, then just reinstall w10, even though it'll be the trial version. But I'm curious if any tech wizzies out there know a better solution that can help me save my license of w10
If this system had a valid WIn 10 license before, a new clean install will also activate. Even a clean install on a new or wiped drive.
 
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