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Cloned HD, how to boot from it?

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June 17, 2013 12:46:04 PM

I've cloned my HDD using a very highly rated program,
It was successful, and I've goto my bios and changed it to boot from the HD I cloned over too, ( newer, more space )

However, in the disc management it still showing the old HD's primary partition to being the boot / page .

How do i switch this over?

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June 17, 2013 12:56:31 PM

Oh, god. I never wanted to do THIS again. Ok, what OS are you running? I'm assuming Windows 7 or Windows 8. Also, do you have the CD used to install the OS or a repair disk?
June 17, 2013 1:22:53 PM

Yeah 7, 64 bit.

and neither, I'm going to assume I need a new copy of 7? to which I can get, should I do so, how will a new copy effect my settings and everything on the HD? as I've always bought new as opposed to upgrade.
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June 17, 2013 1:27:31 PM

You dont have to get a new one, but cloning without the repair disk is just harder (I've also never done it). Oh never mind. you can create a system repair disk if you have a blank cd. Here's how: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair...
Once you've done that, I can help you with getting your cloned OS to boot.
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June 17, 2013 2:29:19 PM

Swap the drives but leave the old one unconnected. Boot up and the attach the old drive, power first & wait for it to finish spinning up, the connect the data cable. now you should be able to delete to old partition and create a new blank one.
June 19, 2013 1:39:36 AM

Popatim, I know how to create the partitions, just wont let me add the boot / page / crash dump etc into my new HDD,

Are you saying that will deffo let it work?

Also da noob, I have the repair disk on a USB to boot, please continue.
June 19, 2013 8:39:03 AM

Agree with popatim... make sure the clone is the only one connected and it will boot. You can then either connect the other drives while it is up and running, or it has worked for me to then shut down the system and connect the other drives (and ensure the cloned drive cable is in SATA 0 port) and it should still boot from the cloned drive.
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