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Windows 7: Hit a snag

19 Jul 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

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

Went to clone my partners old Toshiba 5400rpm drive with this - Seagate ST500LM000 Laptop Thin SSHD only to find at the last moment the Toshiba is a 600GB drive
Now I can use this - Seagate ST1000LM014 Laptop SSHD 1TB ($40 more) or this - Western Digital WD Black WD7500BPKX 750GB (bit cheaper than the Seagate 500GB),

But a) I don't like WD stuff and b) wondering if I can just copy the first two partitions on the old drive once I have reduced the size of the C: partition with Partition Wizard and hope it just boots from it or not??

Just as well I didn't buy a 500GB SSD for her as I would have been well up the creek without a you know what




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19 Jul 2014   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I think you're right on the money John - reduce C: - then clone system and C: to the SSD.

Just make sure C: is reduced enough, if you can give yourself a bit of a margin, say 20%.

That would make C: 480GB+ 100MB for system (hmmm, your disk 0 part 1 is 1.46 GB - still plenty of room) You can extend C: on the SSD afterwards

Bill
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20 Jul 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks Bill that is a relief as I saw me up for more dough. The drive in question (I am cloning to) is a Seagate ST500LM000 Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB and from the ad video seems to be a mix of SSD and spinner. The sizing mate is ok as she has only 35% used on that drive so reducing as you say is not a problem.
Now just so I have it right that last partition the 10.89GB - I can ignore as it does have data in there but for the life of me I cannot make out what ?? I did explore it with the Partition Wizard and it had folders in in it and some were just empty and I am guessing it is some Toshiba rubbish wear.
Anyway will soon see when I clone those two partitions to the new drive.
Thanks again mate.
John
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20 Jul 2014   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

how much used space is the 600GB? you might be able to not clone but just migrate it.
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20 Jul 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It looks as though Macrium Reflect offers a resize option, but I would resize C: anyway before the clone is made.

Restore Partitions with Resize and Reorder
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20 Jul 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

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

RVC it all adds up to 596.17GB and
Bill I guess I might have to shrink all three partitions to less than what the total is and then clone the lot and then resize back to what they are originally. I then size the partitions on the new drive to suit ie make that first and third one as small as possible and the main larger partition as large as I can.
However I suppose the machine is still going to recognise the old drive as 600GB even with those three partitions smaller and baulk at cloning it.
Thing is I don't want to wreck anything because you will see on the news - horrendous murder of geek in Australia.
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20 Jul 2014   #7
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

So you have used all 500 so od gb's in that partition then? Dang that's pretty full.
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20 Jul 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
So you have used all 500 so od gb's in that partition then? Dang that's pretty full.
No at the moment I am away from her place and don't have access to pull up how much is used but I seem to remember the disk was about 54% used but as I said the clone program is till going to see a 600GB drive in there - I suppose even if it were near empty.
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20 Jul 2014   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Thing is I don't want to wreck anything because you will see on the news -
horrendous murder of geek in Australia.


I think all you need to do is shrink C: and clone the 600GB disk using Macrium

Maybe clone is the wrong term / process.

Make an image of the 600 GB drive after shrinking C: to the maximum available space (+5% buffer). Shrinking C: will make the image smaller anyway.

Then you have the image to play with.

The restore operation using Macrium can be canceled if the resize isn't offered - no horrendous murder involved

I mentioned this in the PM - you might have to force Macrium to offer the resize by creating a part at the end of the drive. When Macrium sees that some of the disk is already allocated, it might only then offer the Resize - I'm not sure if this is necessary though.

Bill
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20 Jul 2014   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you use something like acronis you should not have to shrink anything. As it only takes what is there I use it for all my stuff. It should let you restore it to a smaller drive as long as the used space is smaller than the capacity. You make an image not a clone then restore the image to the smaller drive and it will just end up being same less free space on the main partition. I thought partition wizard did this also.

Edit: old info but still basically how it works. https://kb.acronis.com/content/2770
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