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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

16 May 2018   #1991
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess this is a stupid question but...

Can I Image a 160GB Drive and Restore it to a 120GB Drive?

I'm using sysprep, and eventually want to do this. I notice that when I Restore the 160GB Drive to a bigger drive, it is placed/imaged as 160GB. So I would assume that the opposite would create an issue, but just don't know?


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16 May 2018   #1992
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

You can if the used space on the 160 GB drive is less than 120 GB.
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16 May 2018   #1993
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@essenbe, well, thank you very much! This will be very helpful to know. I'm mostly Imaging a Windows 7 Clean Install to other drives/computers, so it is much smaller than 120GB. Clearly, I'm wanting to be prepared to use this image on an inexpensive SSD. And, now creating a Windows 8.1 Sysprep Image.
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11 Jan 2019   #1994
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

This thread is a bit overwhelming.
Does the information/instructions in the first post still apply today ?
Is there a newer tutorial buried somewhere amongst these 200 pages (or somewhere else) ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
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11 Jan 2019   #1995
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

We have a newer tutorial over at tenforums, I think it's all pretty much the same for Windows 7 Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Tutorials
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11 Jan 2019   #1996
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
We have a newer tutorial over at tenforums, I think it's all pretty much the same for Windows 7 Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Tutorials

Thank you !
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14 Jan 2019   #1997
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Pro machines.
Using free version 6.3.1745
Do I need a separate individual Rescue Media CD for each machine; or, will the discs be identical regardless of the machine ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
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14 Jan 2019   #1998
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can drive images, Macrium or Windows, be moved or copied between external drives? Or do they have to stay on the EHD that they were made on for some reason?
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14 Jan 2019   #1999
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
I have Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Pro machines.
Using free version 6.3.1745
Do I need a separate individual Rescue Media CD for each machine; or, will the discs be identical regardless of the machine ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
You should be OK. The only difference would be drivers. Try making a rescue disk for one and see if it will boot on the other.
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14 Jan 2019   #2000
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
Can drive images, Macrium or Windows, be moved or copied between external drives? Or do they have to stay on the EHD that they were made on for some reason?
I am far from qualified to even stick my nose in this one; however, I have several times copied images to other disks, both Windows images and AOMEI BackUpper images.
If you remove the image from the original location, you need to document just what Drive Letter you had before and just where you moved things, as you may need to re-establish that path for a restore.
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