Decided to upgrade Computer with an 128GB SSD with a plan of moving my Windows 7 O/S and a couple of regularly used games folders onto. I have 2 other HDD's in the set up.
Fitted the SSD and thats working fine.
Using Paragon's 'Drive Copy' Software I've gone to transfer my O/S from the C Drive onto the new SSD. It would appear that the local computer shop that 'upgraded' my PC a couple of years ago 'forgot' to partition the O/S from the rest of the rubbish on the drive, so now when I go to the transfer wizard it says that the C Drive is bigger than the destination drive. I've tried editing the files to move - but to no avail.
Have tried shrinking the C drive with Windows Disk Management but it is still too big. I've taken a full back up of the drive onto an external HDD - I've toyed with the idea of temporarily deleting everything except the O/S files in the C Drive - running the wizard and then moving the files back to the drive once the O/S is up and running from the SSD.
What are the best options?
A clean install of Windows 7 (or 8) onto the SSD and then link everything back up?
Can you retrospectvley partition the old drive and put the O/S files into the newly created partition?
I'm getting a bit confused!