Windows 10: Windows only starts in winRE after deleting windows files from cloned disk

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  1. Windows only starts in winRE after deleting windows files from cloned disk


    Recently I tried to clone my windows disk to a larger disk recently and found that the larger disk was far to slow so ended up just using the same disk i always did as boot drive. Afterwards i tried to remove the copied windows files from the large disk and was unable to do so, i tried many different ways and eventually it worked by using diskpart in winRE cmd. After i removed the files i restarted my pc to boot back to windows on the old disk, however now it only boots back into winRE.

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    Micha Verheij, Jun 23, 2024
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  2. Anusha Win User

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Windows only starts in winRE after deleting windows files from cloned disk ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Jun 23, 2024
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  3. Windows old files deleting

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query at Microsoft community. I will be glad to assist you.

    I suggest you follow this steps and check if it helps.


    • Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

    • If you're prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.

    • In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, click Clean up system files.

    • If you're again prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.

    • Select the Previous Windows installation(s) check box, and any other check boxes for the files you want to delete, and then click OK.

    • In the message that appears, click Delete Files.
    Hope this helps.

    For further assistance, you can post your query in Microsoft Community.

    Thank you.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Jun 23, 2024
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows only starts in winRE after deleting windows files from cloned disk

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 23, 2024
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