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Windows 7: Cloning individual partitions

18 Feb 2015   #11
DavidE

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Sounds good John,
If the large partition is a "Data" partition there should be some way to move that to a spinner, and keep the OS + programs on the SSD.
Disk Management should help answer that ...


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18 Feb 2015   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate I am pretty sure that what it is as I hardly used the thing to be honest - I did change it with Classic Shell to run it 7 style I know but it was so slow being a 5400 rpm spinner I just had to change it by dropping in a SSD and get that bloke to install 7 but the problems with 7 that followed if I knew with hindsight I would never have bought this machine.

Anyway if I can get the 8 onto a smaller SSD I shall just have to stick with it in 7 style.
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18 Feb 2015   #13
Kaktussoft

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You can clone any partition you want with macrium reflect. But also with partition wizard (or other partition managers). You can instruct it to shrink to a specific size.

Are you cloning the OS partition? Are you cloning the bootmenu partition?
If one of these is true then detach old source drive from system (after cloning) and run "startup repair" to solve the bootmenu and drive lettering in windows. If windows is booting.... shutdown and attach old drive again if you wish.
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18 Feb 2015   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

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18 Feb 2015   #15
Kaktussoft

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You can clone any partition you want with macrium reflect. But also with partition wizard (or other partition managers). You can instruct it to shrink to a specific size.

Are you cloning the OS partition? Are you cloning the bootmenu partition?
If one of these is true then detach old source drive from system (after cloning) and run "startup repair" to solve the bootmenu and drive lettering in windows. If windows is booting.... shutdown and attach old drive again if you wish.
Actually, when cloning partitions with Macrium Reflect, it's either all partitions (i.e. the entire disk) or no partitions. You can't clone just some of multiple partitions. You would have to use imaging to selectively clone partitions.
I think you're wrong (?) v5: How to clone a disk (Clone Disk, v5) see point 4.
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18 Feb 2015   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You can clone any partition you want with macrium reflect. But also with partition wizard (or other partition managers). You can instruct it to shrink to a specific size.

Are you cloning the OS partition? Are you cloning the bootmenu partition?
If one of these is true then detach old source drive from system (after cloning) and run "startup repair" to solve the bootmenu and drive lettering in windows. If windows is booting.... shutdown and attach old drive again if you wish.
Actually, when cloning partitions with Macrium Reflect, it's either all partitions (i.e. the entire disk) or no partitions. You can't clone just some of multiple partitions. You would have to use imaging to selectively clone partitions.
I think you're wrong (?) v5: How to clone a disk (Clone Disk, v5) see point 4.
Well, I'll be a monkey's Aunt Petunia! You are correct. I just tried it. A 119GB partition with 65GB of data took twenty minutes to clone from an SSD to a 2.5" 500GB spinner. It takes only ten minutes to image and verify the same data. Thanks for correcting me!
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18 Feb 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LF, We all live and learn. I did not know that either. I think KS deserves reps for finding this info.
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18 Feb 2015   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LF, We all live and learn. I did not know that either. I think KS deserves reps for finding this info.
Already issued.
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18 Feb 2015   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ah well I am a complete nit wit I should have been thinking straight (night duty does this to you) I booted my partners machine this morning and could kick myself because I remember doing this when I transferred the partitions from a 640GB slow spinner to a 500GB SSHD.

What I used I am not sure - whether I used Macrium or not but whatever I shall try this with the problem machine (new laptop) and report back how I go. The only thing I do remember is that on power up one had to use CTRL-ALT-DEL to get it to boot and it was really just an inconvenience but that seems to have disappeared

I must apologise for all the kafuffle and head scratching I have caused everyone it hasn't been an easy two months and after all the nonsense with Asus I truly wasn't thinking straight
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18 Feb 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

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John, no need to apologise. This discussion was useful and some of us learned something new.
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