Question Two system drives while creating System Image

Feb 26, 2020
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I am replacing my old HDD as it's crashing a lot and so deciding to buy a SSD but when I'm trying to create a system image, the program is showing two system drives. Actually, I have two hard disks in my pc. I even tried to unplug the other hard disk(which is not crashing) and the OS still boots perfectly. And now I remember that once by mistake I installed OS on one of the partitions of the other drive and then again had to install it on the old one. I tried to delete the remaining files of when I installed the OS by mistake but the files won't get deleted.




 

hang-the-9

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With how much of a mess your drives and partitions are, I would not bother with a clone but just remove all drives and start with a clean setup of Windows on the new drive. Then plug in the secondary drive and re-install your programs.
 
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With how much of a mess your drives and partitions are, I would not bother with a clone but just remove all drives and start with a clean setup of Windows on the new drive. Then plug in the secondary drive and re-install your programs.
Was thinking the same to rather remove the old drive and do a clean setup but thought if I could find a way to make a backup.
 
Get your new SSD and clone C: partition to it.
Use Macrium reflect.
Note - first boot from cloned drive has to be done with old drive disconnected. If you fail to do so, cloning will have to be repeated.

BTW - you forgot to hide H: label "***" on your first screenshot. ;)
 
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popatim

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When cloning C: (and recovery partition) to the new drive & using Macrium, be sure to click the 'Cloned partition properties' link after C: is in destination and expand the partition to fill the rest of the SSD.
 

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I am replacing my old HDD as it's crashing a lot and so deciding to buy a SSD but when I'm trying to create a system image, the program is showing two system drives. Actually, I have two hard disks in my pc. I even tried to unplug the other hard disk(which is not crashing) and the OS still boots perfectly. And now I remember that once by mistake I installed OS on one of the partitions of the other drive and then again had to install it on the old one. I tried to delete the remaining files of when I installed the OS by mistake but the files won't get deleted.




I would recommend you to do a clean install, cloning will move the unwanted files also along, take a backup of everything make a bootable pendrive, format the HDD and delete the partitons. format the SSD, delete the partitons, make a C: (SDD) and a D: (HDD), install on C:, and boot up fresh C;
 

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