SSD Showing up as "Windows Boot Manager"??

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Hello All,

Thanks in advance for your comments!

I recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron 5570 Laptop which came with a 1TB HD (NOT SSD).

I decided to upgrade my laptop with a 250gb SSD from Crucial; my Dell Inspiron 5570 came with an extra empty slot for a ssd upgrade.

After physical installation of the SSD I used Macrium Reflect 7 (latest free edition) to clone all partitions of my HD to my SSD and I also created recovery media in the process using a blank DVD.

I then proceeded to uninstall Macrium Reflect and upon reboot entered the system BIOS to set the SSD as the boot drive. Everything went smoothly without any problems and I experienced faster boot speed.

I didn't reformat my internal hdd immediately as I wanted to boot from my SSD often over a long period of time to make sure no issues arose.

After about a month of using my computer and booting from the SSD (without any problems) I decided it was time to delete all partitions on my original internal HD and reformat it and use it as an extra drive for additional storage space in the future if need be.

I used the command prompt and the 'diskpart' and similar commands to select my hdd, list its partitions and select / delete them one by one.

However, I noticed upon reboot that my computer did not boot up correctly and I got a blue screen with an error message so I popped in my recovery DVD/CD and pressed escape on this screen to enter the BIOS.

I chose the CD as the main boot drive, saved, and exited the system BIOS.
The boot from the CD was successful and once in the Macrium windows environment I clicked on "Fix Boot Problems" or something like that and selected the Windows 10 installed on my SSD and clicked "Finish" which then booted my computer successfully and I removed my recovery cd.

Now I can boot up successfully but in the BIOS the only boot drive is "Windows Boot Manager" and my SSD is not indicated. However, when I boot up the bootup speed is the same as if I was doing so from my SSD.

Oh, and I also reformatted my internal HD and renamed it to use as additional storage space as intended; it appears under MyPC next to the C Drive which I am assuming is the SSD.

My question is as follows: 'Is it okay if my SSD does not appear in the boot priority list having been replaced by "Windows Boot Manager" ???

Like I said, the boot up speed is fantastic as if booting from the SSD so I am assuming everything is okay except for the above issue.

Thanks again.
 

USAFRet

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If the system boots up from the SSD all by itself, without the HDD connected...yes, this is fine.
 
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Hi thanks for your response.
In the system BIOS in the boot priority list it says "Windows Boot Manager" instead of the SSD. Is this to be expected or is it okay that the SSD is mentioned as "Windows Boot Manager"??
 

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Yes, it is fine and to be expected.
 
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Hi USAFRet. Thanks for your reply.
If I may ask, could you please explain briefly why the SSD shows up as 'Windows Boot Manager' in the BIOS Boot Priority list?

I am somewhat of a noob when it comes to this stuff and just want to know a bit about it.
 

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It's part of Win 10 and the UEFI boot process.

Read here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3282860/boot-option-ssd.html
https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/32127-uefi-windows-boot-manager.html
 
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Thank you very much. This helps a lot.
 
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