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17 Nov 2015   #21
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
em with the MSDN Technet MD5 sums and they match so these are good, safe ISOs to use,

I'm curious why you chose clone instead of image?
Derekimo -- He is going to clone, so he can save his Docs, run his Recovery Partition and then take the Docs from the clone and reinstall them on his PC. He could not do that with an image.
Thanks, I was just wondering.


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18 Nov 2015   #22
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have partitioned the external with a 650G partition. I'm still getting sector size issue.
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18 Nov 2015   #23
DavidE

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@copiman
If a recovery disc (DVD) set has not been created, you should do that first.
That way if the HD with the Recovery partition crashes, or that partition becomes corrupt for any reason, you have other media you can use to restore to factory conditions.
Normally only one set of recovery discs can be created, it should be an option in the Start Menu / PC manufacturer programs.
Many people don't create recovery media, and later learn they need to purchase a new W7 disc/license, or order recovery media from the PC manufacturer.
In post #14 you said it's not your PC, so you may need to ask the PC owner if they created and have recovery discs.

@bigmck
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Derekimo -- He is going to clone, so he can save his Docs, run his Recovery Partition and then take the Docs from the clone and reinstall them on his PC. He could not do that with an image.
I use Images, and I can mount/browse/copy from the Image (Macrium and Acronis).
For me, mounting an image shows it in Windows File Explorer, like any other partition.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but i have copied and compared files from a mounted image to my current OS partition.

@all
As this is not the PC owned by OP, cloning is probably the easiest and safest approach to recovery.
I don't use cloning, it doesn't work well for ME.

Also, if you have a valid W7 ISO, it can be unlocked to use any W7 version (home/pro,etc.), for that BIT (32/64) version.
I'll continue using images, they are reliable for me, and use less space than a clone.

I also don't understand how the screen print in post #6 shows apx. 800 GB space used on the [C] drive,
and then in post #9 it's stated "I have 43.4G of files that I need to keep"

I store user data (Pictures, Videos, Documents, Music, etc.) on a different partition than [C].
My W7 64 bit installed over 6 years ago, the [C] OS+programs partition is using about 50 GB now.

I can't help with cloning problems, i don't use it.
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18 Nov 2015   #24
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I have partitioned the external with a 650G partition. I'm still getting sector size issue.
The problem you are running into is that your C: drive is so big it is causing a problem. When a drive goes over a 1 TB the sectors change. Normally you only want a C: with a enough for your OS and programs. Not a 1.35 TB like yours is. This is why the sector problem is popping up. You must have your external drive about the size of the C: drive so the sectors are the same. See my message #17. You need to make the external drive a 1.5 TB partition so that the sectors are the same as C: Don't clone your D: Recovery Drive. Just the System Reserved and your C: == Make your partition 1.5 TB on your external and try cloning again. = We can worry about adjusting the size of C: later.
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18 Nov 2015   #25
copiman

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I have ran into a problem. I'm not that versed on partitioning. I have 2 Unallocated partitions that take up about 1.3TB and the other partition is about the same size. I have no files on the external drive, just the stuff you see in the other attachment. I need some help getting this drive partitioned. Its a 3TB drive.

Do I really need any of the stuff that came on the external drive out of box? I do not use it for regular backups. I only use it to back up files from a computer I may be working on. I will use it also to learn more. Like what I am trying to do or doing a system image and installing it back on a PC. That is if I get one I can play with. Anyway, let me know.

Thanks bigmck. I really appreciate your helping me.


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18 Nov 2015   #26
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I am getting confused on you Disk Managements. The one you posted in Post 6 on Page 1 was your PC. The one you just posted in Post 25, above you said was also you PC. They are not the same. Fill me in on that. == I think we should Partition before we try the clone. It might make things easier. I know you have not done this before, but it is not hard. Go to this link
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free Then there is a video you need to watch to learn how to use it. Go down to the bottom of the page and you will see in Big Letters, "What's Free?". To the left is "Resize and Move Partition Free". Click on "Extend or Shrink Partition" and it will take you to a Video that shows you what to do. If you still want to continue, download the program. Install it and go into it and look on the Toolbar and you will see "Make Bootdisk" or something to that order. I am not at me PC that has Partition Wizard at this time. You want to make a 300 GB Partition on both your PC and your External Drive. You might do the External first. Try that and let me know how it goes.
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18 Nov 2015   #27
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry about that. Post #6 is the PC and post#25 is the external drive. I will do as you suggested in post #26.
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18 Nov 2015   #28
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Sorry about that. Post #6 is the PC and post#25 is the external drive. I will do as you suggested in post #26.
OK, I will continue to check the site and help when I can. When I get home about 6 PM CT, I will look at my program and give you more exact info on how to make the Boot Disk. Let me know if I can do. ==

== ALERT ==

I just reread my Post 26. You need to make the C: drive on your PC 300 GB and make a 300 GB blank partition on the External. You will need the Boot Disk in order to change the C: drive.
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18 Nov 2015   #29
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm sorry but I really don't understand how to complete what you requested. I have downloaded the tool and watched the video. I tried to resize the external drive and this is what I got (see attached). Also I'm unsure how to do the 300G thing. Man I feel like a lost puppy. Maybe after you get home and if you have the time you could help me understand. Thanks again for all your help.


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18 Nov 2015   #30
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

OK, when I have the program in front of me, it might be easier. I will give you a reply tonight.
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