[SOLVED] I cannot install system updates after swapping to an SSD.

Timeparadox

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I recently upgraded my dinosaur of a bootdrive to a 500gb M.2 drive.

I downloaded Easeus todo and did a clone of my previous drive and then did a windows reset.

Everything was going relatively smooth however I am unable to install updates and receive an error reading "We couldn't update the system reserve partition"

I have looked in disk management and do see a partition for roughly 453mb.

That partition is full and I suspect this may be the SRP which if that is the case the fix may be to dedicate a larger partition to that sector however I'm unsure of how to do that.

I deeply appreciate the help I'm sure I'll receive from the wonderful people of this forum!

System specs
Xeon 1231v3
Sapphire 280x
8gb DDR3
Asrock z97 Extereme 4
Rosewill 650w
Crucial 500gb M.2
2Tb of HDD storage.
 
45MB for a bootloader partition is too small.
Is your old HDD still available? You could redo cloning with larger bootloader partition (500MB).

Alternatively you could create a new bootloader partition manually.
BTW - is that 12GB unallocated space left there intentionally?

Anyway -
delete 453 MB recovery partition first,
then create a new bootloader partition 500mb,
set it active,
format to ntfs,
create bootloader files on it,
test, if it boots properly,
then delete 45MB old bootloader partition.

To do that, execute from elevated command prompt. Regular command prompt will give error on last command.
(https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-open-a-windows-10-elevated-command-prompt/ )

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 3
(select 453MB partition)​
delete partition override
create partition primary size=500
format fs=ntfs quick
active
assign letter=H
exit
bcdboot C:\windows /s H:
 
45MB for a bootloader partition is too small.
Is your old HDD still available? You could redo cloning with larger bootloader partition (500MB).

Alternatively you could create a new bootloader partition manually.
BTW - is that 12GB unallocated space left there intentionally?

Anyway -
delete 453 MB recovery partition first,
then create a new bootloader partition 500mb,
set it active,
format to ntfs,
create bootloader files on it,
test, if it boots properly,
then delete 45MB old bootloader partition.

To do that, execute from elevated command prompt. Regular command prompt will give error on last command.
(https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-open-a-windows-10-elevated-command-prompt/ )

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 3
(select 453MB partition)​
delete partition override
create partition primary size=500
format fs=ntfs quick
active
assign letter=H
exit
bcdboot C:\windows /s H:
 

Timeparadox

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Oct 13, 2014
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45MB for a bootloader partition is too small.
Is your old HDD still available? You could redo cloning with larger bootloader partition (500MB).

Alternatively you could create a new bootloader partition manually.
BTW - is that 12GB unallocated space left there intentionally?

Anyway -
delete 453 MB recovery partition first,
then create a new bootloader partition 500mb,
set it active,
format to ntfs,
create bootloader files on it,
test, if it boots properly,
then delete 45MB old bootloader partition.

To do that, execute from elevated command prompt. Regular command prompt will give error on last command.
(https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-open-a-windows-10-elevated-command-prompt/ )

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 3
(select 453MB partition)​
delete partition override
create partition primary size=500
format fs=ntfs quick
active
assign letter=H
exit
bcdboot C:\windows /s H:
Wowza I feel like a complete idiot! As you can see I haven't looked into disk management before I should have caught that "Facepalm" I Wonder why the clone didn't copy over correctly. The 11gb is from an old recovery partition I deleted. I'll try that this evening thanks!!!
 

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