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Best Answer iammykyl , 27 September 2020 - 07:45 PM

Good decision. Updated list, some changes, always look before ordering. > https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/KLFT4n Go to the full post »


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OK.

You can now go ahead and use Diskpart to

List disk > select disk 2 > Clean > exit > exit.

 

If the initialize window does not pop up.

Open Disk management and Format Disk 2, suggest Backup for the lebel.

Please post a Disk management screenshot when done. 


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Ok, before i perform this task can i there is a massive amount of info on this old OS HDD that i cannot seem to find, i'm quite sure little of it is important though

 

Would it be ok to turn the PC off, remove the M2 (new OS) drive, remove the old OS drive from the caddy, wire it in & switch the PC on to see these files & move them to the backup 1TB spinner drive?


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No.   If you attempt to boot from the old OS drive Drivers that get loaded will not match the new MB ones.

 

Use file explorer to see what is on the disk in the USB caddy.   Look uin Users . your name.   look in Desktop.  

I thought you had already coppied Data to the new OS drive to Public Folders.


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Yes i had transfered my photos which are about 30GB, there is a bit more data on it but i'm not quite sure what it is

 

I'm probably just a bit nervous incase there's stuff i don't remember about. I'll sit down tomorrow night & go through it again in detail

 

**Edit** Think i've sussed it, there's stuff on my old OS 'Desktop' i'll copy over - not hugely important stuff

 

I'll crack on with formatting the drive tomorrow 2.20am here

 

Thank you for sticking with me - can't be easy :headhurt:


Edited by gpl98a1, 08 November 2020 - 08:21 PM.

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You are very welcome; I have enjoyed helping, not a difficult task, bit long as I am notoriously pedantic.

Have you installed the programs you want?

 

No rush, get back when ready. 


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Chiming in again

 

I'm formatting the 'backup' drive ATM, the slow format so i'll get back when complete.

 

I copied 3 complete folders over - Desktop, Pics & Doccuments. Good job i took a little more time to search through them as there was some useful stuff. I'll have to go through the folders & delete some stuff but that can be done at a later date.

 

Once the formatting is complete i'll run through the Disk manager to erase the partitions as per post #145


Edited by gpl98a1, 09 November 2020 - 05:08 PM.

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OK.

 

Putting the steps here.

Diskpart > list Disk > select Disk 2 > Clean. (making sure disk 2 is the correct disk)


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That took a little less time than i thought - & i got doing some Santa shopping :D :thumbsup:

 

Format Complete.jpg


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Great, that all looks very good.

Are you still getting the activate nag screen?

 

Please open windows update and "check for updates" if any, install them.   Then there will be a couple more tasks to do.


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Thank you.

 

Yes, the activation watermark is still there, bottom right.

 

When i update the PC it goes away for a while but then comes back but it doesn't seem to be hindering the machine.

 

I have completed updates & restarted the PC, i updated yesterday but there were 3 new ones tonight


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Hello again, i hope all is well with you

 

Just checking if there's anything else i've to complete?


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Gday.

If you have backed up your Data how you want it, you can delete all those old backup folders from the C drive?

 

1.  Please read then create a restore point, lebel it "before windows cleanup"

     > https://www.howtogee...system-restore/

2.  Please read then run cleanup.   Do not empty the recycle bin, Do not enable Storage Sense.

     > https://www.howtogee...our-hard-drive/

 

Did you reinstall Macrium Reflect?


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Ah, i havent went through the Data in my 2 Drive folders, should i clean those up before creating a restore point & running cleanup?


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Yes, sort out and backup, Did you reinstall Macrium Reflect?


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Sorry, yes Macrium Reflect was installed

 

I'll get at this tidy up, i'll post back up once complete & i'll proceed with the restore point & cleanup


Edited by gpl98a1, 18 November 2020 - 04:54 PM.

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