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Windows 7: how hard is it to "Move" install to another hdd?

03 Jan 2011   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Greg, as far as I can tell, he is lucky. He does not have the 100MB partition. That makes things easier.


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03 Jan 2011   #52
ignatzatsonic

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Your post 43 shows you are trying the automatic clone option.

You should be in manual mode.

As Greg says, "prepare" must be the Acronis term for partition and format.

I'd go further into the manual clone method and find out what happens. Worst case scenario, you have to image rather than clone.

At this point, no one knows if a single partition clone is possible.
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03 Jan 2011   #53
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

creating the backup now. then ill restore it to the ssd. then... unplug the WD drive and boot from the ssd? or just use bios to select ssd first?

edit: i do not have the 100mb reserved partition, on purpose.

edit2: i went all the way into the manual clone menus, no where am i able to select a single partition.
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03 Jan 2011   #54
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote:
no where am i able to select a single partition
Correct. Clone = whole volume, Image = partition.
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03 Jan 2011   #55
ignatzatsonic

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How do you know that isn't because you had not yet partitioned or formatted the destination disc (SSD)?

For all we know, the choice of WHAT you want to clone comes AFTER the SSD is partitioned.

No?
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03 Jan 2011   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
How do you know that isn't because you had not yet partitioned or formatted the destination disc (SSD)?

For all we know, the choice of WHAT you want to clone comes AFTER the SSD is partitioned.

No?
You lost me on that one.
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03 Jan 2011   #57
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i tried with the ssd partitioned and marked to active, i wasnt able to select partitions anywhere.. to clone the destination drive MUST be larger than the source drive and ALL partitions must be cloned

ive restored the image and the MBR to the SSD, im going to shut down and go into bios and have it try to boot from the SSD. this is what my disk management looks like after


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03 Jan 2011   #58
ignatzatsonic

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I say that for only one reason:

I have heard of only 1 person on these forums who did a clone with Acronis. That person succeeded about a week ago. He had 1 partition. He said he COULD HAVE cloned only a single partition on a multi partition disc.

I have no idea if that is accurate.

No one else has documented the cloning process in Acronis.

I have no idea what the order of operations is and as far as I know, no one else knows either.
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03 Jan 2011   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
i tried with the ssd partitioned and marked to active, i wasnt able to select partitions anywhere.. to clone the destination drive MUST be larger than the source drive and ALL partitions must be cloned

ive restored the image and the MBR to the SSD, im going to shut down and go into bios and have it try to boot from the SSD. this is what my disk management looks like after
Sounds good so far. Let's hear it cracking - LOL.
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03 Jan 2011   #60
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

well im back, booted off the intel x-25m

how can i be sure my ssd is aligned properly? im pretty sure that when acronis restored the image it deleted my partition (that i aligned in diskpart) and created a new one to restore the image to... if it is not aligned properly, how do i fix this?


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