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Windows 7: Drive image question!

08 Sep 2010   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsenor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Read or reread this tutorial. You will find that by making a system image of your hard drive, that you will be able to a restore to another drive if the need ever arises, assuming that you will restore to a drive of equal or greater size.
Yes, and therein lies the problem. If your main HD is 650, and your second drive is only 500, you can't do it.
With Acronis you can, reagrdless of the partion size. Provided the "Used" space does not exceed the capacity of the smaller drive.

It will simply resize the partiton during the restore.

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