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Windows 7: Cloned C: drive doesn't match original

29 Jul 2016   #1
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 
Cloned C: drive doesn't match original

I used Macrium Reflect to clone my C: drive onto another, identical, drive in onboard dock. My plan was to have a bootable copy of my system in case anything went wrong with updating to Win 10. The original has 32 folders and leaves 736 GB free on a 932-GB total. The clone has 7 files, and 893GB free.

Folders on the clone are:
MG
PerfLogs
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program Data
Users
Windows.

Many of my program and program (x86) files didn't make it over, so I guess the idea is to have a clean boot from the new drive. . . . so I think I've answered my own question about the difference.

But: Is there any way to save these old program files and feed them right back into my system if I resort to the new drive?


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29 Jul 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you Cloning the complete drive,(Disk) not just partitions?

Are you Cloning one complete drive (Disk) to another drive (Disk). (Not to another partition)

Examples from my computer.



Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management-dec-5-2015.png

Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management-jan-28.png

Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management.png


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29 Jul 2016   #3
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

I was attempting to clone the entire drive, which has only one partition. The destination disk had stuff on it, but I understand that Macrium overwrites or deletes all that, and this certainly seems to be the case.
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29 Jul 2016   #4
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

Here's my screenshot. I: should be a clone of C:


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File Type: pdf Comp Mgmt C vs clone.pdf (92.2 KB, 4 views)
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29 Jul 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please use this tutorial by Golden to post a picture of Disk Management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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29 Jul 2016   #6
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

Try this image


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Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-mgmt.png  
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29 Jul 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What is the reasoning for having partitions (D) and (I) active?

Exactly what Disk was Cloned to what Disk?
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30 Jul 2016   #8
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

D: is active by accident--it was originally the C: partition before I put C: on a separate drive.

I: is active because it was cloned from C:

Don't know if it's significant in this context, but I switched over to Win 10 last night.
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30 Jul 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know nothing about W-10

Will (I) boot?
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30 Jul 2016   #10
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

I haven't had the chance to try it. The object was to have a usable Win 7 backup in case Win 10 gave me problems. I suyspect it does--from what I can see it's a full clean version of the oS, and nothing else. I had hoped to have my full old program environment.
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