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Windows 7: Query on a clone

4 Weeks Ago   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Query on a clone

I have just got a Seagate 1TB hybrid drive for my partners machine which has got very slow even though I have tried everything to tidy it up.

Now I aim to clone the old drive to this drive with Macrium but I have a query before I start because as far as I know the drive is as is when she bought the machine from the store.

1. Partition 1 seems very large - any thoughts?
2. Partition 2 is ok though full of um... clutter
3. Partition 3 I have no idea what is for except probably full of Toshiba crapware
4. Partition 4 (circled in main pic) is a complete mystery.

As far as I know apart from me adding CCleaner and MBAM to the machine and using Brinks optimize tutorial it has not been touched by anyone.

So anyone with an idea what is going on and what I can do with the Partition/s 1 & 4? to make the main partition slightly larger before I go ahead with the cloning please.



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4 Weeks Ago   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Since my last post I have done some research but am still a bit stuck.
Am not sure what the 4th unallocated partition which I have since formatted with PW to NTFS is for.

I have Googled and found what the first and third partition's are for but the last (4th) partition is to me a waste of space.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not sure if I can help but this tutorial will give a better look.

By Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I would of chosen to back up everything and and then do a clean install.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok Jack I can do that no problems I was using PW to try and do something with that wasted space in the last partition. It remains a mystery to me why the first partition is so large as you know it is usually quite small typically in MB's.
I am guessing this is the stores set up and is following the instructions from Toshiba.

Now as for a clan install mate we won't go there the ground is WAY too dangerous cos if I got it wrong the boss would be well homicidal. Don't get me wrong but I am with what you say but truly the consequences are dire.

The other alternative I did think of is using PW I can enlarge the C: partition by shoving it sideways cos I am guessing the larger drive will have unallocated space after the clone and perhaps I can get this sorted later on.


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4 Weeks Ago   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

P1 is the system partition containing the bootmgr
P2 is the OS partition
P3 looks like the recovery partition
P4 was not really a partition but unallocated space that was not used

I would image P1, P2 and P3 and restore them on the new disk. Then you will again end up with unallocated space on the new disk which you can use for anything you please.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Thanks Wolfgang I will have to wait until tomorrow now as I don't have access to a drive I can image to. In the meantime could I just clone that drive and see how it performs? The imaging I can do later and redo the whole thing. I don't really mind a bit of going around again as I only have this machine (s) to work with being away from home.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Wolfgang being a bit of a tinkerer I thought of why not just drag and drop the partitions in Macrium - is that possible without the need for the imaging?? as in my pic.


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4 Weeks Ago   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can try to clone it for a test. I never had much luck with cloning. That's why I prefer to work with images. Let us know how you make out with the clone. Maybe we can learn something.
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The dragging is the way to do it. And the unallocated space you can deal with later - with Disk management, e.g. make an additional logical (extended) partition.
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4 Weeks Ago   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok mate I shall try it as I have done a few clones with Macrium and no problems. Will let you know how it goes
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