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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

03 Aug 2012   #470
kado897

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Macrium will allow you to modify the partition size when you clone.


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03 Aug 2012   #471
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To be sure we are giving you good advice, I suggest you post a picture of your Disk Management. Only then we can seee things correctly.
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03 Aug 2012   #472
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
To be sure we are giving you good advice, I suggest you post a picture of your Disk Management. Only then we can seee things correctly.


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03 Aug 2012   #473
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would use the following approach:

1. Move the bootmgr from the 100MB partition to C. Then you do not need the 100MB system partition any more. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

2. Define a primary active partition on the total new 500GB disk. The commands are:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your 500GB disk in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit


3. Reduce the C partition on your 1TB partition to 500GB or less (must fit into your newly defined partition on the 500GB disk). If that is not possible with Disk Management, use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry on the page).

4. Image the reduced C partition on the 1TB disk and restore it to the newly defined partition on the 500GB disk.
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03 Aug 2012   #474
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
I guess we are talking about Macrium 5.0.4870. I just updated my system and will update my Skydrive download site soon. I have long been waiting for the USB3 support. Unfortunately I can only use it in November when I am back in Florida. On my systems here I have no USB3. One day I need to get a new box - LOL.
Thanks a lot mate!
I much prefer to use bootable cd's over installing programs on my PC. It keeps things less cluttered IMHO.
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03 Aug 2012   #475
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would use the following approach:

1. Move the bootmgr from the 100MB partition to C. Then you do not need the 100MB system partition any more. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

2. Define a primary active partition on the total new 500GB disk. The commands are:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your 500GB disk in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit


3. Reduce the C partition on your 1TB partition to 500GB or less (must fit into your newly defined partition on the 500GB disk). If that is not possible with Disk Management, use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry on the page).

4. Image the reduced C partition on the 1TB disk and restore it to the newly defined partition on the 500GB disk.
I would do it slightly differently.

Instead of step 3 when you restore your image with Macrium reduce the partition size there. Less steps to go wrong and you have your original working partition untouched in case of problems.

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03 Aug 2012   #476
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Keith, did you ever restore an image from a bigger partition to a smaller partition? I thought that only works with the Pro edition and I vaguely remember that I had a problem with that a couple of years ago. But maybe the more recent versions of Macrium allow that. I never tried it.
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03 Aug 2012   #477
kado897

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No but I'm about to try it in a VM. I'll report back.
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03 Aug 2012   #478
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well that was easy.

VBox VM with Win 7 X64 with a primary disk 25GB partitions System(100mb) and C(the rest) and a 25GB disk for the image file. The task is to move these onto a 20GB unallocated disk.

1. Image System and C with Macrium Free edition.
2. Shutdown.
3. Detach primary disk.
4. Create a new 20GB disk,
5. Boot the VM from the ISO supplied by whs.
6. Browse to and select the backup image.
7. Chose restore disk.
8. Select the 20GB disk to restore to.
9. Drag both partitions in the image to the new disk. Macrium automatically selects the size for the C partition.

Imaging with free Macrium-screenshot218_2012-08-03.png

10. Do the restore. Macrium automatically marks the 100MB partition Active.

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11. Reboot the machine. This fails because the disks are in the wrong order in the boot sequence,This is probably a VBox thing.
12. Shuffle the new system disk to be first and reboot. Windows loads from the new disk and we have a working Windows 7.


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03 Aug 2012   #479
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, Macrium works well.

Only issue for the average user is lack of gpt support in free version.

I think the oem's will be churning out a lot of machines with those.

There are a few other annoyances for advanced users.
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