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win 10/win 7 dual boot - major problems again

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OK for disconnect/reconnect of the cableS.   Just so you know, it is not nec to disconnect the Power cables, you only need to disconnect the SATA cables.   Even though the power is connected, with the SATA cable disconnected there is no signal going to the drives and they do not register with the MB or BIOS. 


You have completed the clean correctly.

The 240 drive will not show in Explorer until it is initialized..

The Disk Management view is correct; the 240 showing as blank, exactly what we need. 

If you do get a prompt for the 240, just cancel.


I will post later today for the next step.   Transfering the W7 image to the 240 SSD. 

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When RE is started and the restore button is clicked, the main screen shows (automatically,)

in the top half, a disk drive showing partitions, this is the contents of the image displayed in the lower left of the screen.  the last line is the ID.


You created an image (named it W7120) and stored it on the 2TB drive. Please browse to the image and write down the ID.

Reason.   Not sure if that will be displayed first and if it will have the name.   If it is not displayed you will need to browse for and select the image.


Got stuff to do, so back as soon as I can. 

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ok will do.  I am going to have to remake the image as I have been using the computer and have files/etc that I want transferred over to the new drive.  I will write down the id# as well.

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Got it.

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Allow two to three hours for the following.   Your 120 W7 will be safe as it is not connected.


Computer off.

1.   Disconnect both the W7 120 and D Data drives.   Only the 240 SSD should be connected.

2.   Plug in the 2TB external USB Drive.

3.   Plug in the RE USB and Boot to it.

4.   On the left  > click Restore.

5.   On the lower left of the main window, if more than 1 image is displayed, Double click the last full backup of the W7 120  drive

      it should have a matching date and ID to the one you saved.   If not displayed > In the left menu, click Browse for an image.... on your 2Tb drive, > double click the file you want and it will appear on

      the main  window.

6.   On the right of the lower window > click Restore Image.  a new window will open.   Your blank 240 SSD will be shown below the drive you are restoring.

7.   Left click and hold down on the 1st partition in the top window, > drag it down to the blank disk below, and release.

8.   Left click and hold down on the 2nd partition in the top window > drag it down to the right of of the 1st partition in the lower window,and release.

      You will now see the 2 partitions and a block of unallocated space to the right.

9.   In the lower window > click once on the C: partition.

10  On the line below the window > click Restore Partition Properties,  a new window will open.

11  Click the Maximize size button and the partition will expand to fill the drive space. >> click OK, the window closes

12  At the bottom of the open window > click Next,

13  A confirmation window opens, if all is correct > at the bottom click  Finish.


Go for coffee break.



When you get back.

1.   At the Restore completed screen > click ok > at the bottom click Close.  The main window remains open.

2.   If you are not in the restore mode,  > click the restore button.

3.   In the left menu > click Fix Windows Boot Problems 

4.   On the screen that opens > click Next > on the screen that opens, > click next > on the screen that opens > click Finish.

5.   In the box that opens > click yes to restart the computer.  You should then restart to the new W7 240 SSD.


7.   Shut down > remove the RE USB > Disconnect the 2TB USB Drive, > connect the D Storage drive, Do Not connect the old W7 120 Drive.  

8.   Start the computer and you should boot to the W7 desktop again.

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