New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby ohaya » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:57 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Jim,
>
> Thanks, great info.
> There is another BIOS setting you could change. "Compatibility Support
> Module". CSM. It should be Enabled for Legacy mode and Disabled for
> UEFI mode.
>
> At present could you change your system back to UEFI mode, boot in to
> Windows and let us know the Total Size and amount of Free Space in the C:
> drive. Also, start IFW, Backup, on the "Select the hard drive or
> partitions to backup" window, select the Win10 line and click
> Information. What is the GiB Used, GiB Free and GiB to Restore?
>
> More info on Convert soon.


Hi Brian,

I just added 2 more pics to that folder including that shows a "legacy bios" option they have. Is that the same as the "CSM" you mentioned?
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby Brian K » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:23 pm

No, that's not CSM. But close.
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby ohaya » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:36 pm

Hi,

TBU support helped me to get an IFL CD burned and I was able to boot to that and run the chgdtype script to convert the GPT partitions to MBR/EMBR.

Then I was able to get BIBM installed.

Now I need to figure out how to get the Win10 and WinRE moved to the SSD and get them booting off of the SSD.
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby Brian K » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:40 pm

Jim,

Excellent. I still need this info and we'll be ready to start...

Also, start IFW, Backup, on the "Select the hard drive or
partitions to backup" window, select the Win10 line and click
Information. What is the GiB Used, GiB Free and GiB to Restore?

Can you post a screenshot of your partitions on the Hard drive and SSD? Now that the HD is no longer GPT.
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby Brian K » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:23 pm

Jim,

The reason for checking "GiB to Restore" is to see whether the OS sectors will fit on the SSD. Sectors in use is not the same as GiB in use.
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby ohaya » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Jim,
>
> Excellent. I still need this info and we'll be ready to start...
>
> Also, start IFW, Backup, on the "Select the hard drive or
> partitions to backup" window, select the Win10 line and click
> Information. What is the GiB Used, GiB Free and GiB to Restore?
>
> Can you post a screenshot of your partitions on the Hard drive and SSD? Now
> that the HD is no longer GPT.


I think I'm good now.

Once that chgdtype was run and converted to MBR, now BIBM works pretty much like BING used to.

I uploaded 3 more pics, showing the SSD and the hard drive, plus my boot menu.

- The conversion got rid of the 100MB partition, so I shrank the original Win10 partition to 100GB, then slid it up, and then imaged it, then
- I copied the Win10 partition to the SSD
- I deleted the Win10 partition from the hard drive and made a data partition

Now, it boots SUPER fast :)!!

Thanks (and thanks also to TBU support guy)!

Jim
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby Brian K » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:54 pm

Jim, nice work and thanks for the feedback.

Interesting, Win10 is booting on HD1 without the Swap option.
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Re: New world - Dell M7510 - What to do?

Postby ohaya » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:19 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Jim, nice work and thanks for the feedback.
>
> Interesting, Win10 is booting on HD1 without the Swap option.


Hi,

Yes, I was wondering about that (not needing the swap option checked) myself, but it just worked. Maybe if the TBU guy can explain.
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