Windows 10: Moving the System partition from one disk to another

Discus and support Moving the System partition from one disk to another in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello everybody, I'm having an issue with the setup of my Windows 10 computer. I'm pretty lost right now. A few months ago, I've installed a fresh... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by cp_1973, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. cp_1973 Win User

    Moving the System partition from one disk to another


    Hello everybody,


    I'm having an issue with the setup of my Windows 10 computer. I'm pretty lost right now.


    A few months ago, I've installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 in disk 0 (SSD).

    Because I had several work files, during installation I've maintained an old disk also with Windows 10 installed previously, disk 1 (old hard drive).


    Now I want to remove the disk 1 from my system, but if I do that Windows10 wont boot. It says that the operating system is not present.

    This is the correct behavier because disk 1 has the system on it.


    Then I've created a USB recovery disk but I can't create the System in disk 0.


    To be honest, I've google this and I can't find a solution.

    Is there a way of setting the System in disk0 without reinstall Windows 10?


    Thank you


    tl-dr: below you can find my disk layout. I want to remove disk1 and transfer system to disk0


    TIA


    Moving the System partition from one disk to another 167faecf-13d3-431f-a9d1-e127235a424e?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
    cp_1973, Mar 24, 2019
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  2. FX-GMC Win User

    Move Win7 64 image from a partition NTFS to a new drive

    EDIT: After reading your first post again, is there any reason that you would now need GPT? Are you just trying to move the windows install to a new disk or is there a new motherboard involved?

    If you are already booting to an NTFS partition, then it makes me wonder if after copying to the new drive, the partition isn't getting marked as Active.

    Following the same steps I posted above for startup repair, you can get to a command prompt and use diskpart to see if this is the case.

    Code: In the command prompt: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (disk number may be different if you have other disks connected.) list partition select partition 0 (partition number number may vary, but you want to see the boot partition which is the same as your windows partition according to the screenshot on the OP) detail partition (This should have Active: Yes or No. If it says no, since we have the partition selected, you can just use the following command in diskpart) active[/quote]
     
    FX-GMC, Mar 24, 2019
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Mar 24, 2019
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  4. Moving the System partition from one disk to another

    Disk management console view is not up-to-date

    i dont know how to fix your disk management, but i can fix your partition problems...




    open up Command Prompt with admin rights. (Right click, run as admin)


    enter in
    DISKPART
    list disk

    then find the Disk number for your Raid array... lets call it number 7 ( you can tell what disk is what by the total size)
    type in

    Select Disk 7
    List Partition (will give you a list of all the partitions..)
    Select Partition 1 (im assuming you only have 1 partition on Disk 7) repeat this step if you have more partitions.
    ASSIGN


    that should get the array up and running ready to use.


    EDITED.

    any problems, post back ^^


    Still EDITING *Stick Out Tongue Moving the System partition from one disk to another :p

    side question, have you tried restarting the PC?
     
    slyfox2151, Mar 24, 2019
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