Cloned from HDD to SSD. Now have to boot manually


#1

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 5570 with a 128GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD. Oddly, Dell put Windows 10 on the HDD. “No problem” I thought, "I’ll just clone the HDD to the SSD (EaseUS - worked great).

However, when I rebooted, it took me to the Automatic Repair section. Nothing there worked - kept cycling back. So I went into the UEFI. The Windows Boot Manager was listed, and below it the SSD. I had to click manually on the SSD to get the system to boot to W10 on the SSD.

I have not removed W10 from the HDD, though I did move all the files into one separate file (I think I called it Old W10 HDD file) so as not to get confused. I’m afraid that might have screwed stuff up - and I can’t seem to move those files out of the holding file back to their original location.

Anyway - I just want to get the laptop to boot automatically to the SSD (after all, the main reason to move it was to speed up boot time!).

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


#2

It was a simple as going into UEFI and changing the boot sequence! So far so good!