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Need help with W7 on new HDD


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#1 Jonoob

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

Hi, today I got a new HDD, I cloned my old one to the new one and set it to boot from that, the problem is that all my desktop and start menu shortcuts are linked to the C: (old HDD) when I want them to be linked with the D: (new HDD), Also just out of curiosity I disconnected my old HDD and booted from my new one and it only showed a plain background with no icons and only my mouse visible. will i have to manually set the properties of each program to D: or is there a better alternative, thanks



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Please...provide some details of your "cloning procedures".

 

If you had truly cloned the drive...you would have an exact duplicate of drive you attempted to clone...boot files, system files, anything that was on that drive...would be duplicated...on the second drive.

 

This all assumes that the "old drive" was without any impairment...ditto for the file system/partition structure.

 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:39 PM

I used the program Acronis Migrate Easy to clone the HDD



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

Why did you switch drives...what reason for the change to a different drive, please?

 

What problems, if any, were you having?

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:45 PM

As Louis said, did you copy all the files from old HDD to the new one, like boot files, system files, etc.  Some of files are very important for normally booting on the second drive.Please check! Thanks!

 

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