Cloning Win 7 to a second larger drive

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  1. Posts : 227
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #11

    Important: If you haven't already done so you need to remove the old SSD from the computer and only have the new SSD in the computer. Now make sure you can boot from the new SSD. Once you know that works you can put the old SSD back into the computer.

    Note with only the new SSD in the computer the partition that was X: should now be C: the boot partition.

    Step 1:
    In the following I am assuming the following:
    Partition X has the cloned partition with Windows.
    Partition M is empty.

    Step 2:
    Since Partition M is empty you can delete it.
    Right-click on Partition M and select Delete Volume

    Step 3:
    To complete the Deletion click Yes

    Step 4:
    Now the space is unallocated and empty

    Step 5:
    Now you can extend the Partition X to use the new free space.
    Right-click on Partition X and select Extend Volume...

    Step 6:
    Click Next

    Step 7:
    You are going to use all the free space to the right so accept default.
    Click Next

    Step 8:
    Click Finish

    Step 9:
    Now Partition X uses all the available space on the new SSD.
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  2. Posts : 15,689
    7 X64
       #12

    where is M?
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  3. Posts : 171
    Win 7 dual boot with win 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Finally gotten back around to this and had an issue :
    • Cloned the drive and extended the partition.
    • Shut the computer down
    • removed the old 240gig drive
    • inserted the newly cloned 500 gig drive instead
    • Booted without any other drives except the newly cloned 500gig drive.


    "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

    Replaced the 500 gig with the 240gig and rebooted - booted fine to the old drive.
    Any ideas?
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  4. Posts : 15,689
    7 X64
       #14

    might mean it cant find a bootbale disk.

    what kind of "cloning" did you do ?
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  5. Posts : 171
    Win 7 dual boot with win 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Macrium reflect cloning - but I didn't know there was a different kind. I thought MR would do the trick.
    I cloned the entire 240 gig drive to the 500gig drive.
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  6. Posts : 171
    Win 7 dual boot with win 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    I used the macrium reflect USB repair to fix the error. This has been solved (through my own personal research).
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