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Windows 7: Simple straightforward hard drive cloning software?

03 Jul 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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G shrank succesfully?
C shrank as well? What is size of C now?

screenshot please


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03 Jul 2012   #22
Tomha

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Still working on it, its taking a while. I got an error with the shrink on G, that was using the windows one. Im going to try with the program you linked and meanwhile start defragging C
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03 Jul 2012   #23
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well that did it instantly, as opposed to the windows one which took ages. For some reason there is unallocated space either side though, Ill post a screenshot soon.

Wait..no nvm, I need to apply it ;P
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03 Jul 2012   #24
Kaktussoft

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shrinking in windows doesn't take long! if you have unallocated space in front of C which wasn't there before.... your system most likely doesn't boot!!! C must have same start sector as before!!
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03 Jul 2012   #25
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ok, I shrunk G to 800gb just fine, theres a little extra space but I wont need it and I like round numbers. As for that unallocated space in on G, I know how that got there. When you install Windows it needs the 100mb space as a system..boot file..thing. I did something strange setting that all up and ended up with 2, one of which was redundant and was cleared or something...
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03 Jul 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

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C already shrunk using partition wizard? Have to go in 40 minutes
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03 Jul 2012   #27
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes, Its saying it cant shrink C though, I'm about to try again
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03 Jul 2012   #28
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Partition Wizard says its unable to format the drive because its in use, it gives the option to try and perform it immediately after a restart, but then it says your drive layout has changed or something and has to cancel.
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03 Jul 2012   #29
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Partition Wizard says its unable to format the drive because its in use, it gives the option to try and perform it immediately after a restart, but then it says your drive layout has changed or something and has to cancel.
Format?????? I asked you to resize!

If you really tried a resize as I told you... a reboot is probably necessary. What's the exact error?
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03 Jul 2012   #30
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry...communication here is horrible on my part :P Yes, I am resizing, windows only allows to make about 500gm of room so im going to try again with the partition wizard, but it hasn't worked twice now. We will see.
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