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P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-24, 7:56 AM

Hey all,

 

I recently bought an Samsung 870 EVO m.2 and plugged it into my P52 (Type 20M9, 20MA) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Type 20M9">20M9, 20MA) NVM1 slot. I booted from an USB drive, and using Clonezilla, I cloned the OS from the 1tb HDD that came OEM to the Samsung that I installed. I successfully verified that the image was cloned onto the SSD and that it booted to the SSD (although it wouldn't boot to the SSD when the HDD was installed due to a signature collision). Then I took the HDD and on my desktop I formatted it as I wanted to use the SSD as my primary 'C:\' Drive. Finally, I loaded the HDD back into the machine, which essentially bricked it. The HDD boots the notebook into advanced recovery, which it can't do, because I obviously formatted it, but when I run diskpart in the command prompt, it still shows both the SSD and the HDD as having identical images. Furthermore, when I take the HDD out, it now won't even boot to the SSD (error message 0x00000f), regardless of the boot order I configure in the bios. So basically, I know that I can use the USB I had with Clonezilla to mount a Windows 10 Iso and boot from that (I still have the Windows 10 product key, which I pulled from the system before trying to convert it), loading that onto the HDD, but I'm not sure how to get the system to recognize the Samsung 870 EVO m.2 as the 'C:\' drive. I did also notice that it has a Windows Native ID built into the bios that seems like it could be inextricably linked to the OS installation. Is that basically what's stopping me from using my SSD to run my OS on and my HDD purely for data?

 

Any light you can shed would be greatly appreciated! I'm not sure exactly what trickery is going or if I'm missing something.

 

Sincerely,

 

CreativeJuice

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-24, 9:17 AM

Hi with the HDD removed and SSD in:

try to boot from Windows Boot Manager if you have such an entry in the BIOS boot list.

 

The Windows license is tied to the machine, regardless of the disk used, hence there is no need to copy it or try to enter it manually.

"Any" windows installation should activate automatically.

 

 

I have done what you have done 50 times, it should work fine, there is no need to be scared of a windows license on HDD.

However I am confused that you "formatted" the HDD and the image is still identical to the cloned SSD.

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-25, 2:19 AM

Ok. So, first off. Correction: the error I received was 0xc00000e when I tried to boot, regardless of the priority of using the Windows Boot Manager (without the HDD installed).  (See below):

 

 

Second, with the HDD installed, it boots into Advanced Options. Running diskpart command 'list volume', I see what's below:

 

(I apologize for the picture quality).

 

Drive D is the SSD and Drive C is the OEM HDD.

 

I appreciate the help.

 

CreativeJuice

 

 

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-25, 4:41 AM

Can you share a screen of your BIOS boot order please?

 

Then, lets first remove the HDD.

When selecting the NVMe drive to boot from in BIOS, what happens exactly?

If Windows boot Manager is selected, do you get to the same scenario as above?

When you reach the recovery screen, have you tried the options mentioned?

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-26, 18:42 PM

When I remove the HDD and boot, I receive the error previously mentioned, and I do get the same problem if I select the WBM.

 

 

When I have the HDD installed, I have and it says that I need to take it to be repaired. I can take a screenshot of this, if you'd like.

 

Thanks!

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-27, 5:06 AM

Have you attempted any of the options mentioned?

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-27, 9:11 AM

Dude try Macrium Reflect (free edition is good enough). It works perfectly for cloning a new NVME. Also any SSD, dual boots, creating dual boots, repairing boot sectors and also backing up and reimaging a backup. Never failed me.

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-28, 7:14 AM

Hello,

 

It looks like your computer initially had a Seagate SATA 2.5" hard disk drive in it, and you cloned the operating system to a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 2280 SSD.

 

Did you install the Samsung NVMe drivers so that the operating system would recognize the new drive and interface before performing the cloning operation?

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-28, 11:49 AM

As the previous poster stated, install the Samsung drivers and see if that helps. To clone I would definitely use Macrium.

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P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-04-29, 10:20 AM
Hi Creative Juice Make sure that the new disk (Samsung 870 EVO) is the only disk in the machine when you boot the first time after cloning. You need to remove the HDD the first time you boot with the the new SSD. You can reinstall the HDD once the SSD is recognized. Also, when you clone, make sure to clone all the partitions from the HDD. There is a Windows partition that needs to be on the SSD. I also use Macrium reflect.
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