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Windows 7: Upgrading to smaller ssd

01 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
Upgrading to smaller ssd

Hi everyone,

I currently have 150gb Raptor drive on Windows 7. I create an image weekly of it onto a 320gb Spinpoint (E:) that I only use for data and images. I'm considering upgrading my Raptor to a 128GB SSD. Being that my current drive is bigger, would I be able to connect the smaller SSD drive in place of the Raptor, boot from my Win7 Disc, and restore the image from my E drive onto it? All the other image programs I've looked at require the destination drive to be bigger, or at least have the source partition be smaller than the destination. I tried shrinking my C drive partition (the only partition I have on the drive) but it would only let me shrink it by 141MB. I doubt a defrag will do much to change that enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


PS: Nice forum!

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01 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7

I'm sorry, I just noticed a similar thread to this one as soon as I posted, despite my previous searching.
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