Windows 10: Cloned a drive successfully, now cannot disable the old drive?

Discus and support Cloned a drive successfully, now cannot disable the old drive? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I cloned my storage drive successfully. But now I cannot disable that drive in Device Manager. The option is just not there. The drive (J) originally... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ThereAllIsAchin, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Cloned a drive successfully, now cannot disable the old drive?


    I cloned my storage drive successfully. But now I cannot disable that drive in Device Manager. The option is just not there.


    The drive (J) originally had my windows paging file on it, and Disk Management refused to change the drive letter after I had cloned it. I had to use a program (EaseUS Partition Master) to change the drive letter. I set the new drive to letter J:\ without issue and re-set the paging file on that drive. The old drive I changed to letter I:\


    But now I cannot disable the I:\ drive. The only other drive I cannot disable is my OS drive. The I:\ drive used to be an OS drive many years ago. If there are any Windows files or components on it, they are most likely deeply hidden or in the Reserved partition, which the new J:\ drive also has. But the J:\ drive has the option to be disabled.


    how do I disable the I:\ drive?

    :)
     
    ThereAllIsAchin, Sep 13, 2019
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  2. Clone Bitlocker enable drive to SSD

    Keitaro

    My name is Andre Da Costa; an Independent Consultant, Windows Insider MVP and Windows & Devices for IT MVP. I'm here to help you with your problem.

    Heed the advice of the software, you must disable BitLocker before cloning. This is highly recommend if you ever want to get access to the drive.

    There is nothing wrong with having to re-enable it after restoring the clone.

    Step 1: disable BitLocker.

    Step 2: clone drive

    Step 3: restore the cloned image to the new drive.

    Step 4: Re-Enable BitLocker.
     
    Andre for Directly, Sep 13, 2019
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  3. Sanhime Win User
    Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Whats a good free imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Sanhime, Sep 13, 2019
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  4. Klusie31 Win User

    Cloned a drive successfully, now cannot disable the old drive?

    Clone hard drive partition

    I cloned hard drive A from hard drive B. Hard drive B had two partitions, two Windows operating systems cloned successfully to hard drive A.

    Recently Windows 10 took a dump on it's partition on hard drive A. My question is, do I boot from hard drive B to clone the Windows 10 to a like

    partition on hard drive A, and, must I reformat the destination partition on hard drive A or will AOMEI partition assistant automatically take

    care of that???

    Any help I get on this will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Klusie31, Sep 13, 2019
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