Windows 10: Replacing SSD for Bootcamp'ed Windows

Discus and support Replacing SSD for Bootcamp'ed Windows in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have had Windows 10 installed under Bootcamp on a Macbook Pro that is now running out of storage space. I'd like to image the machine, replace the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by rmk9785e, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. rmk9785e Win User

    Replacing SSD for Bootcamp'ed Windows

    I have had Windows 10 installed under Bootcamp on a Macbook Pro that is now running out of storage space. I'd like to image the machine, replace the original SSD with a new, larger SSD with larger partitions and reinstall from the image. Please share experience if you've been through similar storage upgrade. Will Microsoft and other vendor licenses continue to be recognized without the need to reinstall?

    rmk9785e, Jan 1, 2019

  2. Windows locks up using SSD in Bootcamp


    I run Windows 10 in an iMac 21.5 late 2013 model 14.3 using Bootcamp. The hard disk is divided into two equal partitions. I've been using it for a while already without problem. Except that the hard drive starts to let go. So I decide to replace it with
    a SSD. I ordered a SSD from Other World Computing (OWC). They are specialists for Apple products. I ordered a beautiful SSD 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD 7mm. Exactly the model that it takes for my iMac. I installed it and I installed a new version Windows
    10. I started the updates but it crashes every time. I noticed that every time the disk access is 99% or 100%, it freezes completely. No way out. I waited for hours but nothing moves. Even as the time stops moving forward. After several rebooting and restarting
    the computer, I ended up having all the updates installed. But the problem is always present. Talking with OWC's tech support, they concluded that the SSD was defective. I returned the SSD and they sent me a brand new. Their tests showed that the SSD that
    I returned to them was 100% correct. I'm installing the new SSD again and Windows again. First update all freezes again. I reinstalled Windows 4 times but still the same thing. (The PRAM and SMC reset has been done).

    Another interesting fact ... in Apple mode, everything works fine. I downloaded disk test applications in both modes (Apple and Windows). In Apple mode, everything is fine, in Windows mode, it freezes at the first second.

    I called Microsoft, but nothing. They can not help me. They suggested that I buy a Western Digital SSD, and go to discussion groups like this one.

    Using a kind of VM as a parallel does not work. I use video applications that require way too much. I had tried before using Bootcamp in the past.

    Does anyone have an idea of ​​what's going on?
    GuyTaschereau1, Jan 1, 2019
  3. Windows locks up using SSD in Bootcamp


    i also thought that it was a bootcamp issue but it is the very latest veraion of the bootcamp. Just downloaded 5 minutes before the install.

    the problem is not due to the windows updates. It is due to an intense disk access. True, the windows updates do access the disk intensively and this is why it was crashing. But anything that accesses the disk intensively causes the crash.

    everything is up to date. After two days of searches, i decided to return the ssd andd ordered a new one. We'll see how it goes.


    GuyTaschereau1, Jan 1, 2019
  4. Replacing SSD for Bootcamp'ed Windows

    Bootcamp Drivers install, windows 7

    Alright I am still having an issue with installing Bootcamp.

    First I solved the "boot camp x64 is unsupported"

    1. Right click computer
    2. Select manage
    3. Select Local Users and Groups
    4. Select Users Folder
    5. Double click administrator
    6. Uncheck Account is disabled
    7. Apply
    8. Log off, then log on as Admin.

    Now I have a new Issue with getting the following message during Boot Camp install

    "A system restart is pending. Complete the restart and then retry this installation."

    Solution :

    My only problem is after I follow the steps in that solution, which involve :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager and delete or rename the PendingFileRenameOperations

    In Regedit I go to that specific address and this value date is always coming back into the PendingFileNameOperations registery file:

    Value Data: \??\C:\Windows\NV37603704.TMP\nvsvc.ini

    Everytime I start bootcamp I have to install a nvidia driver off the start, usually there are always restarts with nvidia drivers, could this be why it always says there is a pending restart?

    If i could figure out why that Value data keeps coming back, i can fix it and finally install the bootcamp drivers.

    Thanks guys

    Edit: I have confirmed that it must be the bootcamp installation itself that is causing the Value data, I have deleted the value in the reg file, restarted, checked the registery, no PendingFileNameOperations, then i tried installing Bootcamp64 again, Nvidia installed a driver, then it went back to boot camp, then The restart is pending message came back. So I checked the registery again, and the Value data is back. How do I fix this when bootcamp itself is causing it?
    Noobcomputermaker, Jan 1, 2019

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