So I am having issues cloning and booting Windows 10 to a solid state drive I have purchased for school. The MacBook Pro I have on hand is as follows:
When I installed Windows 10 on the laptop itself it has no issue at all. When I tried to use migrate (drive-to-drive) feature to copy it onto my SSD it would fail towards the end of the migrate. I then learned that it would work if you firstly saved an image of the bootcamp and then restored the image to the SSD. I continued to go through with this and it seemed like it had worked. I removed the original boot camp off the internal hard drive of the laptop and tried to boot it from the SSD. However, when I went to go boot from the startup disk option it wasn’t there. It was also unrecognizable in Disk Utility.
I read up on some other threads and found that it could be that it wasn’t utilizing the feature that allows you to switch between Legacy and EFI Boot modes. When attempting to use Legacy mode the screen will black out give an error code saying “NO SYSTEM”. When using EFI mode the boot makes it a bit further by bringing up the windows logo before going to a blue screen where it gives you the famous “Inaccessible Boot Device” error. Is there a setting or option I’m missing that prevents this? I also attempted to select the Block-Based imaging (when I copied an image of the bootcamp) in preferences but it did seem like it solve any of the above issues.
Any advice or enlightenment on the situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.