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Windows 7: Problem to restore 128 GB image on 256 GB ssd in win 7

24 Sep 2017   #1
Karenetson

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Problem to restore 128 GB image on 256 GB ssd in win 7

I have a Lenovo laptop with a 128GB SSD disk. I ran out of memory so I bought a SAMsum 850 EVO 256 GB SSD. I used Acronis True Image to create an image and installed it on the new SSD. This resulted in an identical image but the extra size of the new SSD became unallocated space as shown in Problem to restore 128 GB image on 256 GB ssd in win 7-img_24092017_185227_0.png. How can I allocate this disk space of approx 113 GB to my system drive (C: in attachement)?




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24 Sep 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How do you want to configure the partitions?

1) I suggest you make the Lenovo recovery image first, in case you want to restore to factory condition at some time in the future.

2) You could then delete Q and the 8gb partition. Then extend your windows partition.
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24 Sep 2017   #3
Karenetson

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
How do you want to configure the partitions?
The laptop had all partitions preinstalled including recovery partition. So I have no further requirements on the partioning except I want to increase the c: system drive by making use of the 113,64 GB unallocated disk space. I think safest way forward is not to change the partitioning, if possible.
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24 Sep 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The only way to extend C: is into contiguous free space.

The only way to do that is to delete ( or move ) the Lenovo Recovery partition.

You could move the Lenovo partition with a 3rd party partition manager, such as
the free ( standard) Aomei.
Free Partition Manager Software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

However, that may affect the lenovo okr access to the recov partition.

Some imaging programs will allow you to change partition sizes during image restore - but that might also affect okr access to recovery partition.

That is why you are better making the Lenovo Recovery disks first. Just in case you want to use to reset to factory condition, e.g. if you give/sell the machine to someone else.
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24 Sep 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Free minitool can allowcate the free space to C
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Worth a shot seeing you still have the original ssd if it doesn't work.
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24 Sep 2017   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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24 Sep 2017   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@ThrashZone

The free minitool does not allow partition recovery, nor does it make boot media.

Aomei free partition assistant is better.
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24 Sep 2017   #8
Karenetson

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
@ThrashZone

The free minitool does not allow partition recovery, nor does it make boot media.

Aomei free partition assistant is better.
I used Acronis true image 2009 to create the image. Is there something I can do differently when creating the image before moving to the new. I have the initial source disk with recovery partition on.
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24 Sep 2017   #9
Karenetson

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
How do you want to configure the partitions?

1) I suggest you make the Lenovo recovery image first, in case you want to restore to factory condition at some time in the future.

2) You could then delete Q and the 8gb partition. Then extend your windows partition to the left.
Since I have the source disk I think I skip the recovery image. So How do I remove the recovery partition. I need to keep the 8GB partion don't I? sleep "mode" partion in Swedish
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24 Sep 2017   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As far as I know minitool will rewrite and or move any existing partitions in the way of expanding C for the unallocated space to be applied.

It might be better to do this operation booting to minitool cd/ flash media instead of inside windows though so security... does not disrupt the operation
Create a MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable 9.1 boot USB - YouTube
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