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Windows 7: clone hdrive to SS drive - same size drv - using Macrium Reflect Pro ?

31 Oct 2014   #11
whs
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Understand, but he said that he created a recovery disc. What happened to the recovery partition? And from the Macrium screenshot I cannot really see whether the system partition is the active partition.


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31 Oct 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Understand, but he said that he created a recovery disc. What happened to the recovery partition? And from the Macrium screenshot I cannot really see whether the system partition is the active partition.
I think OP means a macrium reflect boot disc. Recovery partition is gone... see screenshot. So partition layout is definitely not the same as it was at install time. "system reserved" is ACTIVE. Other active partition is a FAT32 partition. But let's wait for OP for the explanation and screenshot.
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31 Oct 2014   #13
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 

I thank you all for trying to help me. I'm afraid I'm not as technically knowledgeable as I should be. I don't think I've ever made any changes to the primary hard drive format since I purchased the computer. I think it is as it came to me from Dell. It is a four year old box and I'm seventy so it's possible changes were made and I've just forgotten. :-)

Both the existing hard drive and my new SS drive are basically the same size, 1 TB. The hard drive is only half full so I was hoping that wouldn't be an issue. I had hoped to just be able to clone my old drive to the new one. I don't care about the partition being there, even if it is empty. I don't think the small partition impacts the everyday performance. If the cloning is successful, shouldn't the new SS be identical to the original. This is all I care about, just mirroring the contents exactly. Then I had hoped to simply replace the old with the new. It probably isn't as simple as that but this is what I'd hoped to be able to do.

The recovery disk I mentioned was created by the cloning software, not by Windows.

The second drive you're seeing on the screen shot is an external USB drive I use for some of my program backups.
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31 Oct 2014   #14
Kaktussoft

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The recovery disk I mentioned was created by the cloning software, not by Windows
It's a macrium reflect winpe rescue bootable cd?
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31 Oct 2014   #15
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 

Yes
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31 Oct 2014   #16
Kaktussoft

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Don't hesitate. The procedure is quite straight forward if you do what I told you to do in this thread.
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