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Can I boot from my ssd by creating a windows system image?

#1mwjohnson5Posted 1/25/2014 6:23:38 AM
I created a system image by using windows utility and I wanted to know if I could boot my OS from it? I went into my bios to change the boot order and the drive does not even show up.
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The realdeal aka theman
#2MaxCHEATER64Posted 1/25/2014 6:30:59 AM
Windows 7, I presume?
The default boot "device" for W7 isn't the drive itself, but "Windows Boot Manager".

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#3TAC_DropzonePosted 1/25/2014 6:33:58 AM
Yes you can.... If you clone a boot drive to your SSD and then boot of it... it will not be as fast as a fresh install. For speed I would do a fresh windows install on the SSD.
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#4mwjohnson5(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 6:37:26 AM
TAC_Dropzone posted...
Yes you can.... If you clone a boot drive to your SSD and then boot of it... it will not be as fast as a fresh install. For speed I would do a fresh windows install on the SSD.


It's windows 8 unfortunately. So I have to use a disk cloning software I can't just use windows disk image?.
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The realdeal aka theman
#5mwjohnson5(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 8:31:30 AM
?
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#6mwjohnson5(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 11:24:42 AM
i tried to change to legacy boot so I could change the boot order but none of my other drives show up. I dont know what to do
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The realdeal aka theman
#7mwjohnson5(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 2:54:49 PM
?
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#8TAC_DropzonePosted 1/25/2014 5:49:52 PM
Use Raid or AHCI.... AHCI being the best. Change the boot order in bios.
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#9mwjohnson5(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 5:58:23 PM
TAC_Dropzone posted...
Use Raid or AHCI.... AHCI being the best. Change the boot order in bios.


I think its in raid already
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The realdeal aka theman
#10lost_withinPosted 1/25/2014 5:59:07 PM
Everything you need to know...

http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid+state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows



God I love lifehacker.com
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