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blasirl

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This is a bit more complicated than what my question eludes to.

I have a single drive laptop with Win 11 on it and a cloned drive that also has Win 11 on it. I want to swap the cloned drive in as a primary drive but wanted to test it first. I set the UEFI to allow the USB to be the initial drive to boot. I think it booted, but am not sure if I am correct. The only indication I have is that I cannot eject the external drive.
 
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Should be apparent which has booted by looking at your drive assignment. The booted one will have a windows tag on it
 

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Should be apparent which has booted by looking at your drive assignment. The booted one will have a windows tag on it
I assume you mean the flag circled in red?

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    HP Laptop: 3840x2160, Dell external 1680x1050
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    NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA (NTFS) SSD
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You could also run PowerShell with Admin rights and paste the following code into the window and press the Enter key and it will give you quite a bit of detail about your drives if wanted.

Powershell:
# Function Get-Drive by Raghu Dodda from stackoverflow - minor mods by AS
  function Get-Drive {
 
    foreach($disk in Get-CimInstance Win32_Diskdrive) {
 
      $diskMetadata = Get-Disk | Where-Object { $_.Number -eq $disk.Index } | Select-Object -First 1
 
      $partitions = Get-CimAssociatedInstance -ResultClassName Win32_DiskPartition -InputObject $disk
 
      foreach($partition in $partitions) {
 
        $drives = Get-CimAssociatedInstance -ResultClassName Win32_LogicalDisk -InputObject $partition
 
        foreach($drive in $drives) {
 
          $totalSpace = [math]::Round($drive.Size / 1GB, 3)
          $freeSpace  = [math]::Round($drive.FreeSpace / 1GB, 3)
          $usedSpace  = [math]::Round($totalSpace - $freeSpace, 3)
 
          $volume     = Get-Volume |
                        Where-Object { $_.DriveLetter -eq $drive.DeviceID.Trim(":") } |
                        Select-Object -First 1
 
          [PSCustomObject] @{
                              DriveLetter   = $drive.DeviceID
                              Number        = $disk.Index
 
                              Label         = $volume.FileSystemLabel
                              Manufacturer  = $diskMetadata.Manufacturer
                              Model         = $diskMetadata.Model
                              SerialNumber  = $diskMetadata.SerialNumber.Trim()
                              Name          = $disk.Caption
                              FirmwareRev   = $disk.FirmwareRevision
                              PnPID         = $disk.PNPDeviceID
                              SCSIPort      = $disk.SCSIPort
                             
 
                              FileSystem    = $volume.FileSystem
                              MediaType     = $disk.MediaType
                              PartitionKind = $diskMetadata.PartitionStyle
                              BootDisk      = $diskMetadata.BootFromDisk
 
                              TotalSpace    = $totalSpace
                              FreeSpace     = $freeSpace
                              UsedSpace     = $usedSpace
 
                              Drive         = $drive
                              Partition     = $partition
                              Disk          = $disk
          }
 
        }
      }
    }
  }
 
Get-Drive | Sort -Property DriveLetter | Format-List
 

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@AdvancedSetup
So it looks like the D: drive is the boot drive. Am I seeing this correctly? (I replaced some of the ID numbers with asterisks)


DriveLetter : C:
Number : 0
Label : Windows 500
Manufacturer : NVMe
Model : KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
SerialNumber : 0000_0000_0000_0001_*************************************
Name : NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
FirmwareRev : AGHA4101
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_NVME&PROD_KXG60ZNV512G_KIO\*****************************
SCSIPort : 0
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : Fixed hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : False
TotalSpace : 476.099
FreeSpace : 137.93
UsedSpace : 338.169
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: C: (DeviceID = "C:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #0, Partition #1 (DeviceID = "Disk #0, Partition #1")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0")

DriveLetter : D:
Number : 1
Label : Windows 2000
Manufacturer : USB3.1
Model : NVME&SATA
SerialNumber : 0000000000000000
Name : USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
FirmwareRev : 1.00
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_USB3.1&PROD_NVME&SATA\***********************
SCSIPort : 1
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : External hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : True
TotalSpace : 476.099
FreeSpace : 165.675
UsedSpace : 310.424
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: D: (DeviceID = "D:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #1, Partition #1 (DeviceID = "Disk #1, Partition #1")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1")

DriveLetter : E:
Number : 1
Label : Windows RE tools
Manufacturer : USB3.1
Model : NVME&SATA
SerialNumber : 0000000000000000
Name : USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
FirmwareRev : 1.00
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_USB3.1&PROD_NVME&SATA\*************************
SCSIPort : 1
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : External hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : True
TotalSpace : 0.564
FreeSpace : 0.06
UsedSpace : 0.504
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: E: (DeviceID = "E:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #1, Partition #2 (DeviceID = "Disk #1, Partition #2")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1")


EDIT: This is what Explorer and Disk Manager is reporting. This seems to be contrary to the above info.
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EDIT 2:
And this is what it looked like after I shutdown, removed the external, restarted and plugged the external back in reversing the boot order.



DriveLetter : C:
Number : 0
Label : Windows 500
Manufacturer : NVMe
Model : KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
SerialNumber : 0000_0000_0000_0001_***************************
Name : NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
FirmwareRev : AGHA4101
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_NVME&PROD_KXG60ZNV512G_KIO\********************************
SCSIPort : 0
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : Fixed hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : True
TotalSpace : 476.099
FreeSpace : 137.68
UsedSpace : 338.419
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: C: (DeviceID = "C:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #0, Partition #1 (DeviceID = "Disk #0, Partition #1")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0")

DriveLetter : D:
Number : 1
Label : Windows 2000
Manufacturer : USB3.1
Model : NVME&SATA
SerialNumber : 0000000000000000
Name : USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
FirmwareRev : 1.00
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_USB3.1&PROD_NVME&SATA\***********************************
SCSIPort : 1
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : External hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : False
TotalSpace : 476.099
FreeSpace : 165.675
UsedSpace : 310.424
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: D: (DeviceID = "D:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #1, Partition #1 (DeviceID = "Disk #1, Partition #1")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1")

DriveLetter : E:
Number : 1
Label : Windows RE tools
Manufacturer : USB3.1
Model : NVME&SATA
SerialNumber : 0000000000000000
Name : USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
FirmwareRev : 1.00
PnPID : SCSI\DISK&VEN_USB3.1&PROD_NVME&SATA\*****************************
SCSIPort : 1
FileSystem : NTFS
MediaType : External hard disk media
PartitionKind : GPT
BootDisk : False
TotalSpace : 0.564
FreeSpace : 0.06
UsedSpace : 0.504
Drive : Win32_LogicalDisk: E: (DeviceID = "E:")
Partition : Win32_DiskPartition: Disk #1, Partition #2 (DeviceID = "Disk #1, Partition #2")
Disk : Win32_DiskDrive: USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device (DeviceID = "\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1")
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    Windows 10 Home 10.0.22000.318 upgraded to 11 V:21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    HP Spectre x360 Convertible 15T-eb100
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.70 G
    Motherboard
    HP 8812 Version 55.19
    Memory
    16.0 GB (15.6 GB usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics (iRISx) - discrete graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    HP Laptop: 3840x2160, Dell external 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA (NTFS) SSD
    external Samsung 980 PRO PCle 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
    (want to make this the internal drive somehow)
    PSU
    135 W Smart AC power adapter
    Case
    emerald cut
    Keyboard
    external HP USB slim KB - PH0U
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    10.3 mbps download, 0.91mbps upload
    Browser
    Chrome Version 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    1. Power AC input
    2. HDMI 2.0b12
    3. Audio combo jack
    4. MicroSD reader
    5. Webcam Kill Switch
    6. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    7. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™
    8. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 312
    Synaptics Precision Touchpad
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch support with 10 touch points w/Windows Ink installed
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360-15t Touch Convertible
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris - Inteli76560U Processor Intel HD Graphics 16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" UHD WLED Display -Touch S
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB PCIe(R) NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    I am currently locked out of this system by Microsoft. I cannot prove ownership so I an stuck at this point

    Web Cam, Dual Mic's, Active Stylus Pen, Backlit KB
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So it looks like the D: drive is the boot drive. Am I seeing this correctly? (I replaced some of the ID numbers with asterisks)
Yes
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A little off topic, but are the unit badges in your signature units you served with?
 

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    SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe (x2)
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  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 10.0.22000.318 upgraded to 11 V:21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 Convertible 15T-eb100
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.70 G
    Motherboard
    HP 8812 Version 55.19
    Memory
    16.0 GB (15.6 GB usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics (iRISx) - discrete graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    HP Laptop: 3840x2160, Dell external 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA (NTFS) SSD
    external Samsung 980 PRO PCle 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
    (want to make this the internal drive somehow)
    PSU
    135 W Smart AC power adapter
    Case
    emerald cut
    Keyboard
    external HP USB slim KB - PH0U
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    10.3 mbps download, 0.91mbps upload
    Browser
    Chrome Version 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    1. Power AC input
    2. HDMI 2.0b12
    3. Audio combo jack
    4. MicroSD reader
    5. Webcam Kill Switch
    6. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    7. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™
    8. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 312
    Synaptics Precision Touchpad
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch support with 10 touch points w/Windows Ink installed
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360-15t Touch Convertible
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris - Inteli76560U Processor Intel HD Graphics 16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" UHD WLED Display -Touch S
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB PCIe(R) NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    I am currently locked out of this system by Microsoft. I cannot prove ownership so I an stuck at this point

    Web Cam, Dual Mic's, Active Stylus Pen, Backlit KB
    Thunderbolt 3
    One USB-A 3.0 port, two SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps

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Wow, 36 years. Thank you for your service.
 

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    Motherboard
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Why don't you start a Disk manager? It'll mark the boot drive

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So it looks like the D: drive is the boot drive. Am I seeing this correctly? (I replaced some of the ID numbers with asterisks)

I wouldn't rely 100% on that code as being correct about the boot drive. In my case it is true but only due to me playing around with a dual boot Linux - Windows build. When I reinstalled Windows last time it placed the boot partition on my D drive.

From an elevated admin command prompt, you can use DISKPART to gather this information to confirm.

Then type in the following and press the Enter key.

LIST DISK


Example
Code:
C:\>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.964

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: COMPUTER

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online           14 TB      0 B        *
  Disk 1    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 2    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 3    Online           14 TB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 4    Online         4657 GB      0 B        *

You should have at least two disks. You need to select one of them so start with DISK 0 and press the Enter key after each line.


SELECT DISK 0
DETAIL DISK

You should then see something like the following

Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes


Then type in the following to check the other disk

SELECT DISK 1
DETAIL DISK


You can type EXIT to get out or close the command prompt window.

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I wouldn't rely 100% on that code as being correct about the boot drive. In my case it is true but only due to me playing around with a dual boot Linux - Windows build. When I reinstalled Windows last time it placed the boot partition on my D drive.

From an elevated admin command prompt, you can use DISKPART to gather this information to confirm.

Then type in the following and press the Enter key.

LIST DISK


Example
Code:
C:\>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.964

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: COMPUTER

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online           14 TB      0 B        *
  Disk 1    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 2    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 3    Online           14 TB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 4    Online         4657 GB      0 B        *

You should have at least two disks. You need to select one of them so start with DISK 0 and press the Enter key after each line.


SELECT DISK 0
DETAIL DISK


You should then see something like the following

Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes


Then type in the following to check the other disk

SELECT DISK 1
DETAIL DISK


You can type EXIT to get out or close the command prompt window.

Hope that helps
Here is the first iteration with the disk in the original state - I.E. 500 is boot drive and 2000 plugged in after bootup.
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.493]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\windows\system32>DISKPART

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.22000.1

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: OPTIMUS_PRIME

DISKPART> List Disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 476 GB 6144 KB *
Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 1385 GB *

DISKPART>
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.493]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\windows\system32>DISKPART

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.22000.1

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: OPTIMUS_PRIME

DISKPART> List Disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 476 GB 6144 KB *
Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 1385 GB *

DISKPART> Select Disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> Detail Disk

NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
Disk ID: {A9BD7BA3-7DCD-4DE9-9CFC-B2******
Type : RAID
Status : Online
Path : 2
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0E00)#RAID(P02T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 C Windows 500 NTFS Partition 476 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 1 SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy System
Volume 2 Windows RE NTFS Partition 578 MB Healthy Hidden

DISKPART> Select Disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> Detail Disk

USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
Disk ID: {B837D209-6AA6-4EF3-9053-19************
Type : USB
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 3 D Windows 200 NTFS Partition 476 GB Healthy
Volume 4 E Windows RE NTFS Partition 578 MB Healthy
Volume 5 SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy Hidden

DISKPART>
 
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Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.493]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\windows\system32>DISKPART

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.22000.1

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: OPTIMUS_PRIME

DISKPART> LIST DISK

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 476 GB 6144 KB *
Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 1385 GB *

DISKPART> SELECT DISK 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> DETAIL DISK

NVMe KXG60ZNV512G KIOXIA
Disk ID: {A9BD7BA3-7DCD-4DE9-9CFC-B2******
Type : RAID
Status : Online
Path : 2
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0E00)#RAID(P02T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 C Windows 500 NTFS Partition 476 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 1 SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy System
Volume 2 Windows RE NTFS Partition 578 MB Healthy Hidden

DISKPART> SELECT DISK 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> DETAIL DISK

USB3.1 NVME&SATA SCSI Disk Device
Disk ID: {B837D209-6AA6-4EF3-9053-198********
Type : USB
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 3 D Windows 200 NTFS Partition 476 GB Healthy
Volume 4 E Windows RE NTFS Partition 578 MB Healthy
Volume 5 SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy Hidden

DISKPART>
 

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Yes, but I assume you're swapping the booting disk before running this, correct?
 

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