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Windows 7: Installed SSD with the install kit but SSD has same space as old drive

21 Sep 2016   #11
ignatzatsonic

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You cannot add the unallocated to C with Windows Disk Management.

Why? Because in your case, Partition is between unallocated and C. Windows Disk Management is inflexible and allows adding ONLY if there is nothing in between.

If that picture read C, then unallocated, then Partition, you could add unallocated to C.

So you must use Partition Wizard to add unallocated to C. It's flexible in that way and give you much more control.


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21 Sep 2016   #12
atikovi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You cannot add the unallocated to C with Windows Disk Management.

Why? Because in your case, Partition is between unallocated and C. Windows Disk Management is inflexible and allows adding ONLY if there is nothing in between.

If that picture read C, then unallocated, then Partition, you could add unallocated to C.

So you must use Partition Wizard to add unallocated to C. It's flexible in that way and give you much more control.
OK I used PW and got it done. Thanks again for the help. And I'm a bit annoyed at Crucial for not addressing such a situation in their installation kit. The average computer user probably has no idea of the steps for a successful HD transplant beyond the physical replacement.
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21 Sep 2016   #13
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Pretty much why we would usually restore a system image and not clone

Otherwise clean installing is best on an ssd.
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21 Sep 2016   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
I'm a bit annoyed at Crucial for not addressing such a situation in their installation kit. The average computer user probably has no idea of the steps for a successful HD transplant beyond the physical replacement.
A slicker way to do it is to use third party imaging, rather than cloning. You should probably look into imaging anyway as a way of recovery if your drive drops dead.

I suspect the drive manufacturer's instructions just assume most users have the simplest configuration.

You also might direct some of your annoyance at Acronis, which is often not the sharpest available tool.

Post a screen shot if you want any confirmation that all is well.
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21 Sep 2016   #15
atikovi

W7P64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Pretty much why we would usually restore a system image and not clone

Otherwise clean installing is best on an ssd.
Average computer user here and those terms are over my head. If by clean install, you mean re-installing all the programs that were installed on the old drive over the last 3 years, that would be arduous at best taking days.
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21 Sep 2016   #16
atikovi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Post a screen shot if you want any confirmation that all is well.
Looks fine to me.

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21 Sep 2016   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Yeah, that's fine.

With a single partition setup like that, if you ever want to use imaging, all you have to do is make an image of the C partition. In your former situation with system on 1 partition and Windows on the other, you would have to image both partitions in order to recover from a disaster.
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21 Sep 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Imaging is easy enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQA7NlLvxg8
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