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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-04, 20:20 PM

Hi

 

Sorry for taking so long to get back.

 

Yes, I tried the options and the system said that it could not resolve the issues.

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-05, 8:03 AM

Hi, I think you did most of what you could, if neither drive is working right now, try this.

Download the Windows 10 media creation tool and prepare an USB.

Boot from the USB, and check if it give you options for upgrading or resetting the windows installation on our SSD.

 

If this doesn't work install Windows form the Lenovo recovery image downloadable online or the fresh Windows 10 image. Keeping the old drive, you should be able to retrieve your documents and other important data, manually regardless if it is bootable or not.

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-05, 8:40 AM

Hello,

 

The Samsung 870 EVO M.2 2280 is a SATA drive, and it should be possible to clone a SATA HDD onto it without issue.

 

The Samsung 970 EVO M.2 2280 is an NVMe drive (which is what is shown in the screenshot).  It is a NVMe protocol drive, and unless the old OS has Samsung's NVMe driver installed, the cloning will complete, but the drive will be non-bootable and return a 0xC000000E error. 

 

This is kind of the modern day version of trying to install Windows XP onto a SATA drive without having the SATA drivers available to install from floppy or CD.

 

As @freddellmeister noted, you may just need to wipe the NVMe SSD and perform a clean installation of Windows 10 to it.  Be sure to install the Commercial Vantage app from the Microsoft Store to install any device drivers and machine-specific software not provided through Windows Update.  Then, reload your applications and data from their backups and the machine should be set up for use.

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-05, 13:34 PM

Just for completeness today I did on a P1 Gen 1 (same age like P52) an clone of the internal 512GB ATA SSD to an external 256Gb NVMe disk in a thunderbolt 3 enclosure using acronis trueimage. I then moved the NVMe disk to a P50 and it booted file without error. (other than device driver installations etc)

In the past I have not faced issues moving data from SSD to NVMe as well.

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-08, 21:12 PM

That's what I considered. So I just downloaded the user profile from the SDD clone, formatted it and then reinstalled windows. on it and transferred the user data back over. There are a few hiccups, but I was able to restore most of my data (especially that related to Google Chrome bookmarks, though having a hard time restoring the windows that were previously open).

 

I did want to ask, are there going to be any boot issues if I format the OEM 1TB HDD and replace it as a data drive?

 

Thank you,

 

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-09, 12:03 PM

Not to loose my thread, can you explain exactly what drives you have inside and outside of the P52 in this context?

 

To completely refresh a drive with existing partition etc, I have found that using good old  'diskpart' it is easy to clear the existing partition table and the drive will appear as uninitialized to the OS. This can be helpful if you want to be sure that no old disk label or data will confuse windows. Basically:

# diskpart
list disk
...
select disk x
clean
...
quit

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Re:P52 Converting OS from HDD to SSD

2021-05-11, 3:36 AM
My SSD is a Samsung NVMe 970 Evo which is my new C:/ drive, while my original OEM HDD, a Seagate st1000lm035-1rk172, is my data drive. Alright. I'll attempt that. But I'm not going to try it on the P52. I have a homebuilt desktop that I'll do it on, but the results shouldn't differ. Right?
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