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help with using imagex on new ssd straight out of the box

Posted on 2014-12-11
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Can someone help me with getting imagex to copy a wim to a new ssd drive that hasn't been partitioned or anything?
My image along with windows pe is on the c:\
but when I use diskpart I can not find the actually ssd that I want to copy to.

I tried this
DISKPART (to open the partition utility)

LIST DISK (disk number(s) will be shown)

SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the disk - probably 0)

LIST PARTITION (partition number(s) will be shown)

SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Primary partition you wish to make Active)

ACTIVE (the selected partition on the selected disk will be made Active)

EXIT (to exit DiskPart)

EXIT (to exit the Command Prompt)

Restart computer.

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then I tried imagex /apply c:\win7imagen.wim 1 d:\

and if I'm lucky it will copy but then when I reboot all I get is a flashing cursor


Thanks!
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SSD's are usually RAW, typically as annoying as it is you have to pre-format them so that you can see them..
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Here is what I have been doing. I can get it to work but is there a way to not have to fix the bootmgr each time?
I do this first
load windowspe:

diskpart
select disk 0
clean
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="System"
assign letter=S
active

create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
exit

then inside windowspe I go to the drive that have imagex and do the following command:
imagex /apply c:\images\win7.wim 1 w:\

then I reboot and get bootmgr missing or corrupt error

I have to then load the windows 7 cd and hit repair and fix the boot manager.  Is there a way to prevent this?
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plook in disk manager, and check what partitions are available, and which one is active
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I found a better easier solution.  while in windowsPe do the following
bcdboot c:\windows
works like a charm
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best working solution
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