HOGAN exclusively!!! Michel, So, I have this PC, with an SSD…
For MICHAEL HOGAN exclusively!!!Hi, Michel,So...
For MICHAEL HOGAN exclusively!!!Hi, Michel,So, I have this PC, with an SSD as a main HD, which was an upgrade, it didn't come originally on a PC, which is an all-in-one (everything inside screen) ATIV Series 5.Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Computer Hardware
When SDD was installed and the PC Was booted from the old HD which was put into external HD case and booted from as USB3 drive, the Samsung Migration Utility that came with SDD, formatted it in such a way, that it created a 100 Mb, System, Active partition on it called SDD_RESERV and the main 299 Gb, System, Active, *Boot* partition which becomes C:This is what I see through Computer Management/Disk Management utility when I look at this disk.But that's not how it shows up to external world after the boot.When I look at it via Partition Wizard Professional 9, it's the it's the SSD_RESERV partition that shows as Boot.So it tricks and swaps it some how.The bot***** *****ne of it is, when I try to upgrade to Windows 10 (which it has been offering me for last 8 month, the compatibility is confirmed, and now it says that the free offer is very soon going to be over) the upgrade process tries to write the SSD_RESERV and fails to write it reserved system partition and aborts. So I cannot upgrade.So my question to you:Is there any way to either:1) migrate off SSD to External USB3 drive (while keeping all my software as part of that install of course), do upgrade to Win10 on USB3 drive and then migrate back to SSD as if it was a new SSD?OR2) Get rid of that SDD_RESERV partition (e.g. Merge with the main one using MiniTool Partition Wizard 9), so that I can upgrade to Win10Or any other creative idea to upgrade to Win10.Constrains/circumstances/FYI:-I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC with 16 Gb RAM and have 1T and 500G external drives to use and for temp storage as part of this project. The PC boots from USB ports and disks attached to them no problem (...at least I can say that about USB slash drives, External HDs -- I assume will be the same, as by BIOS has functionality to load SCSI drivers, but I don't believe there were any special drivers for these external HDs. I do have external USB flash, but the size won't fit all my applications under Windows. 128 Mb is the top I might to pull and even that that is questionable.-I have number of licensed soft that I want to keep installed as I don't have activation keys to re-install in-SDD_RESERV has been throwing out "running of space" last several month;--It does look like SSD_RESERV has boot files, not sure where they are only there OR the original copies of them exist on the main partition.--I am virtually 100% sure that currently the system actually boots from SSD_RESERV (for speed), although C: shows in Computer management/Disk Management/Partitions as a "Boot" partition (again, in MiniTool Partition Wizard 9 -- I think this is just to trick users into non-existence of SDD_RESERV.--although I got MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional 9 (with impressive commercial client list), I myself do not have experience using it and would prefer some help to make sure I don't ruin my main disk.
I tried to simply copy Disk to Disk from this SSD to a traditional HD of the larger capacity using MiniTool, for which it reboots the PC and starts batch process before the PC boots from C:, but this did not work out for whatever reason, didn't have time to research deeper...Would appreciate very much if you could help (see -- data ontology is not practical here).I'm open for you to remote into my PC to save time on only talk, and get on Skype (or other video converse ding services) with me on iPad, or second monitor (for you) or just for audio on the phone call (if video call options are unavailable to you), in parallel so the we can communicate while you are poking in my PC and we can go through this more expeditiously.(Before making any offers for remote and Skype using features of the site, please mention that you are doing that in plan text in a message, since I am on a mobile app platform and will not see them unless I know to go to the computer.)Thanks a lot!!!!!