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16 Apr 2012  
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Morph1 View Post
thanks MJF,

So is that the only problem here the size of my target drive in my case ?,
can I just create a partition on my 500 gig drive to equal to my original 250 gig from which the image was created ??, this is sickening how much of BS a legitimate windows user have to go through to create a simple drive image....
Hope to sort this out soon...,

thanks for the help, looking forward to your reply.

Cheers,


Andy
That is the same with most (at least free) imaging programs. But it should be simple to shrink your 500GB partition to less than 250GB since you have only 160GB of data (unless that is the compressed number).

For that job you need the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (see on the left side of the webpage) because Disk Management won't do it.

And here is a tutorial in case you decide to use free Macrium - it is the best. Imaging with free Macrium
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