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Windows 7: Cloned C: drive doesn't match original

29 Jul 2016   #1
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 
Cloned C: drive doesn't match original

I used Macrium Reflect to clone my C: drive onto another, identical, drive in onboard dock. My plan was to have a bootable copy of my system in case anything went wrong with updating to Win 10. The original has 32 folders and leaves 736 GB free on a 932-GB total. The clone has 7 files, and 893GB free.

Folders on the clone are:
MG
PerfLogs
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program Data
Users
Windows.

Many of my program and program (x86) files didn't make it over, so I guess the idea is to have a clean boot from the new drive. . . . so I think I've answered my own question about the difference.

But: Is there any way to save these old program files and feed them right back into my system if I resort to the new drive?


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29 Jul 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Are you Cloning the complete drive,(Disk) not just partitions?

Are you Cloning one complete drive (Disk) to another drive (Disk). (Not to another partition)

Examples from my computer.



Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management-dec-5-2015.png

Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management-jan-28.png

Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-management.png


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29 Jul 2016   #3
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

I was attempting to clone the entire drive, which has only one partition. The destination disk had stuff on it, but I understand that Macrium overwrites or deletes all that, and this certainly seems to be the case.
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29 Jul 2016   #4
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

Here's my screenshot. I: should be a clone of C:


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File Type: pdf Comp Mgmt C vs clone.pdf (92.2 KB, 4 views)
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29 Jul 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Please use this tutorial by Golden to post a picture of Disk Management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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29 Jul 2016   #6
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

Try this image


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Cloned C: drive doesn't match original-disk-mgmt.png  
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29 Jul 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

What is the reasoning for having partitions (D) and (I) active?

Exactly what Disk was Cloned to what Disk?
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30 Jul 2016   #8
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

D: is active by accident--it was originally the C: partition before I put C: on a separate drive.

I: is active because it was cloned from C:

Don't know if it's significant in this context, but I switched over to Win 10 last night.
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30 Jul 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I know nothing about W-10

Will (I) boot?
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30 Jul 2016   #10
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

I haven't had the chance to try it. The object was to have a usable Win 7 backup in case Win 10 gave me problems. I suyspect it does--from what I can see it's a full clean version of the oS, and nothing else. I had hoped to have my full old program environment.
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