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Niklaus97
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How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

Hi, I hope someone can help me with my problem.

I have an Alienware 17 r4 and I upgraded with an ssd, I used the Samsung migrating software to clone everything to the ssd then I formated the hdd. The problem is I can't change the boot order in the bios, there is nothing on the hdd but it's still trying to boot it, it's not booting the ssd at all ,automaticly. When i switch on the computer I press f12 and I can choose the ssd there to boot from it and it works, but this is just temporarely when I restard the pc it's trying the boot only the hdd again. I can't change the boot order in the bios either because there is only one option there (windows boot manager(wich is booting the hdd)) so I have no idea how to set the ssd to the priority boot permanently.

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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

Hallo Niklaus97.

i hope the Boot Manager were transfered to your new SSD. otherwise you can not Boot at all.

try to Reset the BIOS. BIOS > Exit > Load Defaults (or Optimal Settings. not sure how it's called).. then Save & Exit. you should be able to choose your new SSD as a Boot Device next Time you Visit the BIOS Settings.

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Niklaus97
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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

Thank you for the answer but it didn't work, after I restored the default settings nothing changed.

In the bios > boot> boot priority, there are only 3 options listed (1.windows boot manager   2. ipv4    3. ipv6)

but when I press f12, there is a boot setup when its listed, so I can boot the ssd, but I cant change the order or anything, It's just a manual boot, everytime I restard the pc its trying the to boot the hdd automaticaly and I have to manualy choose the ssd everytime to boot.

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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

okay. you have to Boot into Windows with F12, then open Windows Disk Manager. now check two Things.

a) there is a Boot Manager Partition on your new SSD.  it should be a small one.

b) there is absolutely nothing on your old HDD.

if the Boot Manager is still on your old HDD and your new SSD has no BM at all, then it's gonna be a Nightmare to fix.

sorry, but i have to go now. so don't expect an Answer for atleast 4 Hours.

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Niklaus97
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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

D; is the 1tb hdd  (Disk 0)

C; is the 500 gb ssd (Disk 1)

I formated the hdd after cloning.

Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

thanks for the Screenshots.
that is exactly what i expected. you have 2 x Efi Partitions (Boot Manager) and 2 x Recovery now. you should delete the ones from your old HDD. but i think there is something else.

what Model is it? Samsung 960 Evo M2 SSD?
do you have the latest BIOS Version for your Laptop installed? if no, then you should do that next.

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Niklaus97
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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

Yes it is the Samsung 960 Evo m.2 and I have the latest bios driver.

How can I delete them?  and there is two recovery partitions on the hdd the 450Mb and the 12 Gb, both of them?

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Tesla1856
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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

It might have worked if you would have used better cloning software and followed the proper steps (removed old un-touched HDD when you were suppose to, etc.):

 

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But now you have already formatted your HDD, you are likely looking at full format of the SSD and clean-install (aka Nuke-and-Pave).

 

On UEFI machines, with Windows Boot Manager and options like SecureBoot, you can't be messing around with it to much and doing whatever steps ... and still expect it to boot and work.


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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

Hallo Tesla1856.

that's what i thought aswell. the Samsung Software can not Clone properly from SATA to NVMe. i didn't know what SSD Type it was. i'm gonna try one more Thing but i don't think it works TBH.

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Re: How to change boot order permanently with UEFI

as already mentioned, the Samsung Software can not Clone properly, if you are trying to Clone from SATA HDD to NVMe SSD. try following:

1. Install the Samsung NVMe Driver. you can Download the Driver from the Samsung Website.

2. Disconnect your old HDD and try to Boot. go into BIOS and see if you can choose your SSD as a Boot Device or not.

if it fails, then put your old HDD back in and re-install Windows. during Windows Setup you can delete all Partitions.

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