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Windows 7: Bootable C: dynamic 500gb disk to clone to 120gb ssd basic. Possibe?

19 Feb 2016   #1

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Bootable C: dynamic 500gb disk to clone to 120gb ssd basic. Possibe?

I have a 500gb dynamic hard disk that contains the Windows 7 64bit Ultimate OS. Just the OS, programme files and libraries. That's about 94gb. The rest is free. Unfortunately it was set up as dynamic. It has just 2 partitions. 100 MB (system) and 465gb (boot, page file, crash dump).

I want to clone this to a 120gb SSD for faster response. I dont need a dynamic setup, basic is fine.

But, I dont want to have to reinstall Win 7 64 from the start. Too many programmes, too much hassle.

Can it be done?


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20 Feb 2016   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

AOMEI makes a drive converter. It's available separately, and it may be a part of their Partition Assistant; not sure.

Then you can use their Backupper to save an image and restore it to the SSD.

I personally would take an image before doing anything. I don't know if a dynamic image can be restored to a basic volume.
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20 Feb 2016   #3
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

First I would convert the dynamic disk to basic disk

Then you can use Backupper or Macrium to make an image and restore that to the SSD. That will work if the data fits.
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21 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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 Bootable C: dynamic 500gb disk to clone to 120gb ssd basic. Possibe?

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