I am upgrading my Samsung 850 250gb EVO to a 860 1TB EVO and I can't get my computer to boot from it.
I have made sure it is formatted as GPT just like my normal one. I have been using AOEMI Backupper to clone the drive. I have tried both the normal clone and spent the $60 to try to use the OS migration tool and it still won't work.
I have made sure it is the first thing the bios tries to boot from and even tried just disconnecting my old SSD. All I get is the "recovery" blue screen.
What am I doing wrong?
I did select it. That's what is in the last picture unless there is another option I'm not seeing.
I have re-cloned the drive in many ways including expanding the C: portion of it. I spent all Saturday cloning it a little over a dozen times.
You show P1: Samsung selected in Boot Option 1 when it should be Windows Boot Manager (P1:.
Confusing I know.
I keep backup images of all 8 of my 1&2 TB NVME drives on a NAS and a local backup of the C: drive on a 2TB NVME. I have 4 versions of OS on 4 different drives so I always have a bootable OS on hand. Ok, so I'm weird. :p
I use Acronis True Image for all my drive cloning, copying and backup duties. They have a try before you buy opton you should be able to use for cloning the ssd. It can use the entire larger drive to create a booting C: partition from the smaller one. It also makes the backups of the operating boot drive without shutting it down.