Moving a Bootable FuzeDrive To a New Motherboard

Moving a Bootable FuzeDrive To a New Motherboard

NOTE: This KB regards bootable FuzeDrives.  Non-bootable FuzeDrives can be moved to another system and will work as soon as the FuzeDrive software is installed on the new system.  (Just remember to deactivate your license first.)


There are two ways to move a bootable FuzeDrive from one system to another.  Remember it is always recommended to back up your data before making changes to your boot drive.

Technique 1 (Recommended)
  1. On your original system, return your FuzeDrive license using the FuzeDrive tool (Change Settings > License > Deactivate), or alternatively typing ecmd --license return in an Administrator Command Prompt.
  2. Use disk cloning software (e.g., Macrium Reflect) to clone your bootable FuzeDrive to another drive.
  3. Shut down the old system.
  4. Move the target drive of the clone from the old system to the new one and ensure it boots to Windows successfully.
  5. Open the FuzeDrive software and re-enter your license on the new system (if you have forgotten to deactivate, you can also deactivate and then re-enter at this stage).
  6. If you want to reuse one or both of the old drives in the new system, shut down the new new system and move them over.
  7. When you turn the new system on, use the boot menu to ensure you are booting to the clone and not the FuzeDrive.
  8. Use the FuzeDrive tool to delete the old boot drive (Change Settings > check "T00 FuzeDrive" > Delete).
  9. Re-open FuzeDrive and transform your boot drive again.
Technique 2 (Not Supported)
Note: This is an advanced technique and is not supported, but does not require an extra drive.
  1. On your original system, return your FuzeDrive license using the FuzeDrive tool (Change Settings > License > Deactivate), or alternatively typing ecmd --license return in an Administrator Command Prompt.
  2. If you do not have a Windows install or recovery USB, create a Windows Recovery USB (go to the Start Menu and search for "Create a recovery drive").
  3. Go to C:\Program Files\Enmotus\drivers (or the equivalent in your custom install location) and copy the "virtahci8" folder to your install/recovery USB.
    1. Note: If you're not able to access your previous install because of a hardware issue, you can use a different PC to download the .zip file attached to the bottom of this KB article, and unzip it to your install/recovery USB.
    2. Note: If your new motherboard is an X570 or a mobile Ryzen, you'll want the "virtahci8_7901" folder instead.
  4. Transfer the drives that make your bootable FuzeDrive to the new system.
  5. Boot to the USB.  If it's a recovery USB, choose Troubleshoot > Command Prompt.  If it's an install USB, wait for setup to open, then hit Shift+F10 to open a command prompt.
  6. Enter cd /d c:\virtahci8 (or d:\virtahci8, etc., for whichever letter your USB has been assigned, and wherever you copied or unzipped it).
  7. Load the Enmotus driver by typing drvload.exe envirtahci.inf. The bootable FuzeDrive should now be viewable.
  8. Find your bootable FuzeDrive (enter dir d:dir e:, etc. until you see your Windows directory; note it will *not* be the X: drive).
  9. Assuming your bootable FuzeDrive was assigned letter E:, and assuming the driver on the USB is in c:\virtahci8, enter:
    1. dism /image:e:\ /add-driver /driver:c:\virtahci8\envirtahci.inf
    2. exit
  10. Choose Turn off your PC or cancel setup.
  11. Remove the USB media and turn on the system.
  12. Once booted back into Windows, reinstall FuzeDrive.
  13. After rebooting, open the FuzeDrive software, and re-enter your license.  If you weren't able to deactivate your license because of a hardware issue, you may need to open a ticket to re-lock your license to your new hardware.

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