Quote: Originally Posted by LSI
4 Days later - So now you'd think that 55GB of data on a 90GB volume would easily fit onto a 220GB SSD wouldn't you but not in the MS world of logic! Again another wasted evening trying to get the repair disk wizard to put the friggin image on the friggin drive!!!! (Obviously the reasons for this are much clearer now).
Terrible experience. You have my sympathy. What are the "clear" reasons for the last failure?
I did similar to what you did a month or two ago, but with Ghost 15.
Started with the system on a 100gb HD partition. 20gb of actual data.
Bought a 64gb SSD for use as a system drive.
Using Win 7 data management, it shrank the 100gb to 59gb. I didn't check defrag, as that was small enough. I did wonder why it didn't shrink further, and was glad I had a 64gb SSD and not a 58gb SSD.
Did the usual SSD prep (format) using Win 7.
Then I took an image of the now 59gb HD partiton with Ghost 15, swapped drives, and restored the image to the new SSD with no issues.
Seems you did similar, starting at a worse place, but getting to where you should be.
I discarded Win 7 imaging long ago for other reasons (portability issues and not wanting incrementals) but would have expected you meet success with your restore after making all the right moves, as you did.
Why wouldn't the image restore to your SSD?