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Windows 7: System Restore: To different size drive?

08 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Thanks lemur
As I read basically you can achieve the same result. Again as I read it cloning is generally disk to disk without the need to use a 3rd storage disk and the imaging processes.

This example may be of interest to the OP (I can't personally vouch for it but it looks reasonable)
Moving Windows 7 Install from larger disk to a smaller one

The bottom line is you can apparently use either imaging or cloning to to replace your HDD with everything the image would have restored to the old HDD. Some extra steps if your going from a larger to a smaller HDD but even that can be done with imaging.
But as whs alludes to you may need (his) other suggested software if your starting point is an image made from a larger partition than the partition you want to restore to.

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09 Sep 2010   #12
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I guess with proper precaution and preparation one can use imaging to transport a system to a smaller drive. But you have to really know what you are doing. The straight forward way would be cloning. Then the cloning program will do it for you.
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