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Migrating to larger drive with Macrium

Q: Migrating to larger drive with Macrium

I can't seem to get Macrium (paid version) to utilize the full size of a new SSD. I want to restore my Insider version on a larger SSD. But when I restore, its like its doing a clone rather than restore. I've done this in the past without problems, don't know what I'm doing wrong now.

This is how the new drive turns out.

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Preferred Solution: Migrating to larger drive with Macrium

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I need help ( instuctions/ directions) how to migrate my present cdrive (40 g) t a larger drive ( 80 g) . I run xp home and have a amd 1.3 based machine.
thanx
 

A:migrating to a larger drive

Easy. Slave the drive and clone it. There are free utilities out there.

HD Clone

G4U

Clone-Maxx

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I am also having a similar problem. I have a 10 gig drive c: and then installed a much larger SATA drive with several partioned drives. I have used one drive for most of all my downloads and installs. I have moved as much as I can and only have the XP pro on C:

I have cleaned constantly, defraged when I could but now I am under the 15% level on drive C:

How can I transfer my OS drive C: to another much larger drive on the SATA drive...or do I have to do this? Is there a better way to solve the OS from eating all of my drive C: with constant patches (security updates...etc.)?

Help please.
Dennis

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Hi.. I just got my first Dell and its a beautiful machine. The XPS 15 9560 I purchased has a 512 Gb SSD and I want to swap it out for a 1Tb. I'm used to having 2 internal hard drives and rather than become dependent on externals, I think the 1Tb SSD is the better solution. Unfortunately I couldn't find one here in Indonesia that already has the larger capacity drive. I got a Samsung EVO 960, I hope the performance is at least as good as the one it came with. My question is whether I should do a clean install of Windows 10 or Clone the drive. If doing a clean installation is the way to go, what else is on the original drive that Dell bundled along with the unit that I should move over to the new drive? What's the best way to go here? There are so many opinions on the web about this, but I figured this was the best place to find out how to best take care of this machine. Thanks in advance.

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Hi,
I currently have windows 8 (i know..) on an SSD, with extra applications installed and linked from 2 other HDDs. I have just ordered a larger ssd as i'm filling up with photoshop/cad/games etc, and as its a faster one i figured it might be an idea to migrate the OS SSD to it as well.

Is this even possible? Ideally i'd like to move EVERYTHING (including the links to apps etc on the other drives) to the new ssd, then format the old one for overflow when required. How would i do this? I am more used to macs, where cloning a drive was easy, but admitedly have never done it for a machine where applications are spread over various drives.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Migrating windows to larger SSD?

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I'm trying to migrate my Win10x64 OS and apps (not concerned about data) to a larger HDD by using several software apps (Acronis, AOEMI Partition Assistant) in Clone or Copy or Migrate modes. So far, none of them will boot when the older boot drive is disconnected or disabled. When looking at the drives in Drive Management screen, they both look like they have the right partition arrangement, and both are GPT (the larger one has some unallocated space). I've been working on this for a week using every trick I can think of with no success. Now I'm starting to think that since the Win10x64 was an upgrade from 8.1x64 that maybe there is something lingering that is preventing the new one from booting. Or maybe the bios settings for UZEFI/Legacy is allowing one to boot but not happy to the newer one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Mobo is Asus Z97 Deluxe with 32gb.

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I recently migrated my Dell Vista 32 Ultimate XPS system to a larger (1Terabyte) HD. There were some interesting events associated that I thought might help others planning something similar.

I initially used an image and simply restored it to the larger drive. When I booted, I had to use the Windows disk to fix the MBR. After the system booted correctly, I found that the Catroot2 folder, Windows Update, and the Indexing service were all screwed up and didn't work. After two days of attempting to do manual fixes that I found in various forums, I decided that the problem was the missing two partitions in front of the OS partition on my Dell system.

Dell systems have a recovery partition and a FAT 16 partition before the OS partition. In order to migrate all Dell partitions, you will need to clone using any application that permits you to do a byte-for-byte clone (including unused space) and verify operation. I used Terabye's DOS backup software and the clone went perfectly. Norton Ghost 15, which I use, will also do this, but I trust the Terabyte backup application more in situations like this.

As I said, the backup and verify went fine, but, when I logged in, Windows Update did not function and the Catroot 2 folder in Windows\System32 was corrupt and did not update. Obviously, it was not the missing partitions.

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A:Problems with Migrating to Larger HD in Vista

Hello trajan333 and welcome to the forums

Thanks for sharing your solution with us I'm sure others experiencing this problem will really appreciate your efforts.

Tom

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 with a 256GB SSD and its time to migrate to a larger SSD. I intend to keep the small SSD after the migration is finished. I have a couple of question. The new SSD is a Samsung 850 Evo so I understand that the Samsung Magician software that's included should take care of the migration without problems. If anyone has experience using the Magician I like to hear from you if there are any gotcha's I need to look out for.

I'm also concerned about some of the directories that I've redirected to a larger HDD (My Documents, Downloads, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos) will still function properly as long as I don't change the drive letter on the destination HDD, correct?

I'm also assuming that I should change the drive letter on the old SSD to allow me to use "C" for the new SSD, correct?

I'm also assuming that the Samsung Magician is smart enough that it won't duplicate the "signature of the old SSD to the new one, correct?

Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

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After talking to some 'friends' about which to use, I chose macrium to help me backup windows 7. For the compression and I heard it's able to backup even if windows is totally screwed up.

So I want EXACTLY what's on my drive and it came out weird.

The system reserve is 100 MB, I've used 35MB.
The actual drive has 99GB used and is a total of 465 free (Solid State Drive Samsung Evo)

And I got a 314 GB image file (thankfully I used my pretty empty external drive, thought it would've been smaller and was close to thinking a 150 GB drive would be more than sufficient space...)

So when I mount it in macrium, I'm getting 25MB used out of the 100MB reserve for system. And the other one I'm getting around 89 GB out of the total 465.

So the numbers are different as well.....
My procedure:

Clicked on the C drive which has system reserve and all my programs. Clicked on IMAGE THIS DISK.

Chose destination which is my F external drive.

In the next one "EDIT PLAN FOR BACKUP" I didn't add anything because I just wanted a one time thing and I unchecked everything, including the retention rules

The compression is on medium recommended.
Am I missing something? It's suppose to be at LEAST same size if not smaller :/

A:Image file 3X larger than used space. Used Macrium Reflect free ver.

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My procedure:

Clicked on the C drive which has system reserve and all my programs. Clicked on IMAGE THIS DISK.


How can the C partition have the system reserved. Did you copy the bootmgr to C ??

Try to image the partitions rather than the whole disk.

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Hope someone can tell me what I did wrong: I have previously used Macrium Free to successfully restore  a full disk image to the original internal 128GB drive, ie the same drive the image was made from. I just tried to use it to restore an image to a new 500 GB internal, but Macrium would not see the new drive at all. I had formated the new drive exFAT/GPT. I know Macrium Free does not include the Deploy tool for restoring to a new motherboard, but as far as I can find out the free version does support restoring to a new hard drive in the same computer. I also have Paragon HDM Pro 15 and an image made by that. Paragon had no trouble seeing the new drive and restoring to it.  I would really like to understand what I am doing wrong with Macrium as I have recommended Macrium Free to relatives and maybe I am misleading them! Thanks for any help

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How is the best way to do this to use the whole drive instead of the partition sizes of the source?

A:When I clone to a larger disk drive how can I make partition larger?

Don't partition the drive you will copy the cloned image to. The source itself is not a partition, although it may reside on a partition on that drive.
 
Is the drive you will be using partitioned? 

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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although there are tons of threads about this, i cant find any with my specific problem. i have macrium reflect free. i wanted to CLONE my C drive to D, then switch the bios to boot from D, but the program says cannot clone when windows is running, restart from bootable or run from boot option, (in other words, f8 on startup). not those exact words but thats what it basically says. i donot have a bootable disk and there is no macrium option in the f8 boot options. so i decided to do an image. my question is will it still work? can i just simply extract the C drive image onto D, then switch the boot sequence in bios to D and im done? experiance tells me that its not that simple. cdrive is only 250 g, 90% full, D drive is 1.5 tb, about 12% full. trying to avoid a full win reinstall and days of updating and software reinstallations.

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I have a Windows 7, 64-bit Dell desktop with 60-GB primary C: drive and 500-GB secondary E: drive. We keep bumping against size limitation on 60 GB drive.

I would like to consolidate to a single 1-TB hard drive. What would you recommend as the best approach?

I have been looking at various posts on TSG. It seems cloning the 60-GB C drive to 1-TB drive (over USB 2) is a start. But what to do with the data on E drive. Also, I noticed the E drive also has Program Files\ and WINDOWS\ directories. Is that cause for concern?

I was thinking of using Macrium Reflect Free, unless there is a better tool.
 

A:Solved: [hard drive] Cloning to larger drive, Win7

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Hello,

I'm thinking about getting a new WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD. My old HDD is a Seagate 160GB drive. Is it possible to copy all of the data from the old drive to the new drive including the Master Boot Record and keep the new drive size 300GB?

Can anyone give me recommendations on software that can do this?

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Solved: Need to copy data from smaller old drive to larger new drive

You can get free cloning software from the hard drive makers website.
If you want a hassle free cloning experience then I recommend Acronis True Image, its a whole lot more than just cloning software its a complete backup suit.
It will also let you try before you buy, IMO worth every penny
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
 

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I have read conflicting advice regarding replacing the existing mSATA 32gb drive on my Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop. Some say larger drives (upto 480/500gb) will work some say they won't.
I was trying to buy the following drive from Dell's web-site:
Samsung mSATA 250gb Manufacturer Part # MZ-M5E250BW, Dell part # A8313020.
Can Dell support confirm if this mSATA SSD is compatible with my 7520 before I buy this item.
Is there a video available to show how I can replace my existing mSATA drive as I could only find videos on replacing the 1TB hard drive.

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I have a 300 gig SATA drive on my computer. Stats in my profile.

I bought a 500 gig SATA drive to replace it with.

When I get done, I want the repair/recovery part and the C:\ part to be on the new drive.

I have an external hdd SATA USB holder to hooking it up to start the process isn't a problem.

But I'm not sure of the exact method as the times I've cloned a drive in the past, no recovery partition was there, and the drives were the same size.

I look through the tutorials and didn't see one that fit. I searched for 'clone hard drive' and 'clone boot drive'.

Thanks for your help.

A:clone/copy boot drive to larger replacement drive ?

This free software has a drive cloning component. I've not used it myself. (I am using it for image backup.)

Free Hard Disk Copy/Clone Software for PC & Server Hard Drive. Disk clone, disk backup, disk image and partition copy freeware.

As far as the recovery partition, if you still have the option, I would make the recovery DVD set. I don't know if these are hard wired to expect to be on certain disk sectors. Maybe someone who has Acer can chime in. But according to Easus user manual, the disk clone will copy the entire drive as long as the new one is of equal or larger capacity.

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My Y410p was booting super slow and would not restart. I searched for an answer high and low and nothing worked, I even reinstall windows. Frustrated I replace the 1TB HDD with a Samsung EVO 860 500gb hoping to solve this problem. NOPE!!! While was installing the Samsung I tried to get the M2 cache drive out but the screw stripped and would not break free no matter what I tried. I got tried of the 5 -6 min boot and decide to ricks it and just give it all I had to get the M2 screw loose. Figuring if I broke the motherboard while taking the screw out it was what it was and the laptop sucked in its current state. I removed it and rebooted the laptop and bam booted into windows in less then 30 seconds if that. Bad M2 drive so I ordered a new 64gb drive from Amazon and installed it and rebooted the laptop, booted super fast. However, when I go into disk management I see the correct drive volume for the drive but the properties are telling me it is the Liteon 24gb old drive. I would like to use this small drive as storage. What should my next steps be? Thank in advance for any help. 

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...and be recognised to it's true capacity?

Windows XP (without SP2) only recognises drives up to around 127 gig.

If the drive is formatted thru Computer Management console (with SP2) and is then used to start the install of XP, the installation process doesn't recognise the large volume as being valid (it considers it corrupt/unrecognisable) and requires it to be formatted again (which will then reduce it to around 127gb).

I haven't actually tried partitioning the drive first but don't really want to and doubt it would matter in any case.

I want to use the hard drive, to it's full capacity of 300gb (279gb in reality), as the master boot drive.

Is this possible?

A:Can a hard drive larger than 127gb be used as the boot drive...

Hello and Welcome to TSF

No, it will not get the full 300gb, thats just the way it is. There is always so many gb that will not show.

Some Manufacturers say "Gigabyte" when they mean 1,000,000,000 (10^9) bytes. When your operating system says "Gigabytes" it means 1,073,741,824 (2^30) bytes. This means in your OS the drive appears smaller.

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I have an HP p6604y desktop that is about 5 years old. I added an extra 1TB HD to it not longer after purchase. That drive died, and now the main (original) 1TB HD is acting up.  I'm trying to find out if I can replace the original 1TB drive with a new drive that is larger. I find nothing to indicate if this is possible. The system has the N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) motherboard with the AMI bios listed as v6.02 dated 7/21/10. I do not recall ever updating the BIOS, and I cannot find that there is one posted on the HP site. Does anyone know if this system will support a drive larger than the original 1TB, and if so how large? Thanks in advance. Scott

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My SONY computer, XP Home installed, recently needed a new HD due to the main 15 gig partition on the original 120gig HD was getting full and causing problems. I installed a 200 gig HD and restored the default factory load to the new drive, then installed all of my software back again.

The problem is: When the restoration was finished, instead of using all 200 gigs of the new drive as a single partition, the Sony restoration package made the boot partition15 gigs again. I cannot find a way around Sony's software to make this partition larger. I don't think it's possible to increase a partition without formatting the disc, is it? Right now, with a barebones load of software that I use, I have 500 MB of disc space on the C_Drive. That's just not going to hack it.

I do have a new copy of XP Home and could start from scratch, however I'm a little wary that drivers and such may be missing... Sony is so proprietary about things, I'm afraid I may lose key features of the computer. Any suggestions?

How about this... Clone the contents of the 15 gig C_Drive partition onto a new HD and ideally, into a 50 gig partition to become the c_Drive on that HD.

Is that possible? Or is there another way?
 

A:A way to dump a boot drive to a larger drive but with a twist...

yes, there are several ways. CLONE the drive with proportioning.

or use a program like partition magic.
 

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I've been the author of this topic: Thoughts on a solid state drive?

That has convinced me I should seriously consider upgrading to an SSD drive for my windows.

However I want to do this without re-installing windows.

So here are my harddrive specs:
http://i.imgur.com/NhzsbPB.png

And here's a guide on how to do it: (there are some other guides but this one seems most solid)
Migrate system to a solid-state disk without reinstalling Windows with EaseUS Todo Backup software

My question is:
Do I need to buy a SSD drive that is from the same brand as my current hard drive? Or doesn't it matter what SSD I buy to migrate to? This is very important to know. Because I would like to make this smooth without much issues. And the last thing I would want is buying something that causes me to re-install windows.

And if so what SSD Drive should I best buy? Recommendations? Please provide links to the product pages.

A:Migrating to a SDD Drive, 1 question, does it matter which SSD drive?

No, you don't need the same brand.

Some SSDs will come with software that will clone your old installation to the new SSD.

Or you can use third party software to clone from the old drive to the SSD.

Or you can use third party software to make an image of the old installation and then restore that image to the SSD.

Or you can do a clean install.

Good choices would be the Crucial MX100, Samsung 840 EVO, or an Intel.

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I own a legal Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS. I mistakenly loaded this onto a new 500GB 5400rpm drive thinking that it would be much quieter as I have another four 7500rpm SATA drives running with two of them in RAID 1 for photograph and documents. Of course now i find that the 5400rpm speed is much too slow for my workflow.

The C: drive only contains Windows and programs.

Is there any method whereby I can change the 5400rpm C: drive for a 2TB 7500rpm or 10000rpm drive without having to reload the OS and every program?

I have read about "imaging software" but can this work with the set-up I have described and also will I be able to authorise same with Microsoft?

Surely by now Microsoft could have produced a method where a licensed OS and its installed user programs could be easily transferred to a new disk?

Beemer

A:C: Drive swop drive for larger faster one?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Beemer2


I own a legal Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS. I mistakenly loaded this onto a new 500GB 5400rpm drive thinking that it would be much quieter as I have another four 7500rpm SATA drives running with two of them in RAID 1 for photograph and documents. Of course now i find that the 5400rpm speed is much too slow for my workflow.

The C: drive only contains Windows and programs.

Is there any method whereby I can change the 5400rpm C: drive for a 2TB 7500rpm or 10000rpm drive without having to reload the OS and every program?

I have read about "imaging software" but can this work with the set-up I have described and also will I be able to authorise same with Microsoft?

Surely by now Microsoft could have produced a method where a licensed OS and its installed user programs could be easily transferred to a new disk?

Beemer


Beemer2, Microsoft's image backup program will create an image on a second disk or external hard disk

Backup image limitation is only for the same or larger hard disks.

I would disconnect all other hard disks, run the backup image creation to an external USB hard disk, create the restore cd from within your backup windows program and then remove the old hard disk. Put the new one in and connect the usb drive. booting from the recovery cdrom.

You should be in business. But you might have to reboot a couple of times to get the disk drivers to work properly.
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I need help with my drives! my C drive is significantly smaller than my d drive which has a capacity of 74.5 G and uses only 20 of those for storing backup files from norton antivirus. My C drive on the other hand only has about 2 percent left and holds a capacity of 60.7 G. Is there any way I can move some of the unused gigs from the D to the C???

A:unused D drive larger than maxed out C drive

There are several software utilities that will allow you to resize your partitions. Partition Magic, Acronis Partition Expert, Gparted, etc. Gparted is free. I've never used it but here's a little tutorial if you wish to give it a go.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry...e/resizing.htm

BTW, you should make sure you have a good backup of all your data before resizing. You never know what might go wrong.

Here's another article describing how to it with another free Linux based tool called QTparted (which is much like Gparted) and a Knoppix LiveCD .

http://data.webjunction.org/wj/documents/13201.pdf

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Heres a thought....what's the easiest way to clone my OS from my 500GB SATA HDD to my 120GB SSD? I know there are ways to do this but I haven't done this for so long......any advice from ya'll?
 

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Hi

My C drive currently has 2 GB of free space left. I've tried uninstalling programs and defragmenting the drive but alas it doesn't help. I've ordered a larger SSD and I'm trying to clone my current C drive to an external hard drive.

Could you please recommend some software that would create a bootable clone? I have tried the trial version of Acronis Migrate Easy but it will not show my C drive.

Thank you for your help!

Bleu x

A:Cloning C Drive (Upgrading to Larger Drive)

I use Macrium Reflect to do this -- and the free version has this feature.

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Hello,

I have 4 - 250gb SATA drives on my WIN7 machine. One has WIN7, One has Vista (I dual boot) and the other two are used for storage. I want to replace one of the storage drives with a larger capacity drive 1TB.

In looking inside the cabinet I cant tell which drive has what on it.

Can I just unplug the cable on one drive at a time and identify it that way? Or would it create a problem, such as, Windows renaming the 3 remaining drives?

What's the best way to do this?

Thanks

Don

A:Replacing a existing drive with a larger drive

Enter BIOs setup and look at HD's to determine which HD is plugged into which port 0, 1, 2, 3.

If this isn't enough, type CMD into Start Search box, rightclick to run as Admin, type "Diskpart," , then "list disk"

Now copy down which drive is in which slot judging by size and content.

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Hey everyone,
So I have a 64GB SSD that is too full to do an iPhone update... decided to get a 128GB SSD.

I have DriveImage XML, to copy a complete image of the C drive onto the new, larger drive.
Now I have both drives plugged in, have initialized the new drive... But to create a 'simple volume' under disk management, I have to pick a drive letter. The issue is that I want the new drive to replace the C drive, but 'C' isn't available as an option.

So, what do I do?
Do I create a volume with, say, letter J? Then copy over the image... then unplug the old C drive and plug the J drive into the same cables? And then reassign the J drive as C? Or how can I boot onto the new drive?

Thanks so much for your help! Let me know if I can provide any more information
 

A:Solved: Want to switch C drive to a new larger drive

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Hi,
Decided to upgrade Computer with an 128GB SSD with a plan of moving my Windows 7 O/S and a couple of regularly used games folders onto. I have 2 other HDD's in the set up.

Fitted the SSD and thats working fine.

Using Paragon's 'Drive Copy' Software I've gone to transfer my O/S from the C Drive onto the new SSD. It would appear that the local computer shop that 'upgraded' my PC a couple of years ago 'forgot' to partition the O/S from the rest of the rubbish on the drive, so now when I go to the transfer wizard it says that the C Drive is bigger than the destination drive. I've tried editing the files to move - but to no avail.

Have tried shrinking the C drive with Windows Disk Management but it is still too big. I've taken a full back up of the drive onto an external HDD - I've toyed with the idea of temporarily deleting everything except the O/S files in the C Drive - running the wizard and then moving the files back to the drive once the O/S is up and running from the SSD.

What are the best options?

A clean install of Windows 7 (or 8) onto the SSD and then link everything back up?

Can you retrospectvley partition the old drive and put the O/S files into the newly created partition?

I'm getting a bit confused!

A:Migrating O/S to SSD - Existing C Drive too big

Doesn't Drive Copy have the migrate to ssd feature?

There is a wizard for that in many paragon programs.

It allows you to exclude non o/s files from being migrated.

Or is that what you are using?





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Have tried shrinking the C drive with Windows Disk Management but it is still too big. I've taken a full back up of the drive onto an external HDD - I've toyed with the idea of temporarily deleting everything except the O/S files in the C Drive - running the wizard and then moving the files back to the drive once the O/S is up and running from the SSD.


Might be worth moving as much as you can to the other partition before trying to migrate.

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Hi
I am hoping that someone can help me.
When I was adding a memory module to my motherboard, it somehow fried the motherboard and I can't use it anymore.
My computer had 2 drives in it (C & F). I managed to remove those 2 hard drives and put one in my wife's computer (F) and another one in another backup computer I had. My original hard drive (C) is now a slave in the backup computer and I can see the directory structure clearly. It had all programs and my documents. The F drive in my old computer was a slave and it is still a slave in my wife's computer. Here is my problem:
In my original hard drive (C), I had programs such as outlook 2007, frontpage, outlook express etc. I can reinstall those in my backup computer, however, I need to access the settings of those programs. I can see the directory structure of my old hard drive but when I try to run any of the programs on it, I get an error message saying that the program has not been correctly installed for the user and then the program exits. Is there a way of accessing the settings on my old hard drive which is now a slave? I cannot boot from my old hard drive anymore. I also cannot use the file and settings transfer wizard for some reason.
Incidentally, I have windows xp pro on both the backup and my old computers. I have windows xp home on my wife's computer.
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A:Help in migrating my settings to a new drive

When you install a program it makes many entries into the registery and puts its settings in certain folders. If you just try and run the exe from an old hard drive setup as a slave it won't work, as you are experiencing.

Most programs put settings in
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\
of
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\

So if you old hard drive is showing up as E:\ you would look in E:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\
In order to see these you may have to set explorer to show hidden files and system files. (View->Folder Options, look for the tab with the list of checkboxes)

Install the programs onto your backup/rescue computer. Then you should be able to copy the settings from your old hard drive to the current hard drive.
You might need to find out exactly what files you need to copy from the software maker.

And if you have issues trying to access a folder, and get an access denied error message read this.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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I have a new HP Envy 17 that came with a 1 TB hard disk and wanted to install a SSD as the boot disk. It has Windows 8.1 Professional installed on it.

The HP has 2 disk bays with 2 motherboard sata connectors, one for disk 0 and one for disk 1.

I installed the SSD in the 2nd drive bay and connected it to the disk 1 connector. Booted up and ran AOMEI Backupper Standard v2.0.2. Using the Clone function I cloned disk 0 onto disk 1 (the SSD). As AOMEI compacted some of the partitions, the RECOVERY partition, for example, I ran MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v8.11 to increase those partitions on the SSD to be the same size as on the original hard disk. This was just in case HP wanted to rewrite them there would be expansion room equal or greater than what was allocated on the original HP disk. Not likely I know!

The disks were then exchanged in the drive bays. The SSD connected to the sata connector for disk 0 and the original hard disk moved to the disk 1 connector.

I then rebooted. My recollection is that I ran Disk Management and things looked OK.

Subsequently I started loading software, MS Office, etc. and now, after feeling something is not right I looked at my drives with Disk Management again and I noticed the Windows (C:) drive is assigned to the original hard disk, NOT the new SSD. A copy of the Disk Managment screen is attached.

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A:Problem Migrating to a SSD as C: drive

Originally Posted by pueo


I noticed the Windows (C drive is assigned to the original hard disk, NOT the new SSD.



You are right.







Originally Posted by pueo


How to make a partition active and bootable?



UEFI boot mode and GPT partition table on the SSD/HDD do not use boot sectors and do not require active partition to be set. UEFI firmware (BIOS) scan the drive for existence of the "EFI System Partition", then run "\efi\boot\bootx64.efi".

Remove the HDD from your computer.

If Windows does not start.

- Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8 installation media.
- On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up command prompt.
OR
- Boot the computer using the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
- select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

- Run the following command at the command prompt.

bcdboot c:\windows

BCDBoot copies the boot files from the Windows partition to the EFI System partition and creates the BCD store in the same partition.

BCDboot Command-Line Options

edit: The ID for the recovery image partition type is incorrect, so do not wipe your HDD clean, until it has been corrected.

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Hey guys, I signed up here because I'm at my wit's end with the SSD I bought.

I used EaseUS Todo to clone my system partition to the SSD. Except that it's more like a copy rather than a clone, it gets its own drive letter. So the SSD System ended up being B: and I couldn't figure out how to change it into C: because Windows doesn't let you change the letter of the current System partition.

So I had the idea to clone the System again, boot from the second copy, and change the drive letters there. That worked, I now had one System C:, one E: and renamed the original HD System to X:. Plan was to delete E:, hide X: and just boot from C:.

I used EasyBCD to fix the boot options so the boot sector is on the new C: drive. It looks like this:

(I made two entries for C: to test the difference between C: and BOOT: but there seems to be none)

Except when I reboot from C: it doesn't keep the drive letters. C: is renamed to E: and the old HD system is back to being C: and if I unplug the HD the boot process breaks (because it doesn't find all the stuff it needs on C:)

When I boot from the second SSD system partition E: it loads the drive letters like I assigned them so I boot from E: and have the other SSD system on C: so it finds all the required files. Doing this I can unplug the HD without issue but obviously I don't want to keep two instances of the OS on the SSD.

Ultimately I want to get rid of the second system copy on the SSD and just boot from C:, maybe keep th... Read more

A:Migrating to SSD - drive letters?

When you "clone" your existing spinner Windows system to a new SSD (or any other drive, for that matter), you really are just making a copy. If you have a standard Windows setup, then you really have TWO partitions that must be copied to the new drive: (1) small 100MB system reserved, which is marked "active" on the spinner and is where Boot Manager lives, and (2) Windows C-partition (lettered C from its own perspective). BOTH of these partitions must be cloned/copied over to the new drive.

If the second drive is available simultaneously with the original drive, the copy process can be done directly. Macrium Reflect supports this process, as does Partition Wizard and other similar products. Of course both of the above designated partitions must be copied to the new drive.

Note that as long as you're still booted to your original Windows, that partition will always be assigned C and any other partitions on the same or any other drives will always be assigned D, E, etc. (although you can also change them if you want... just not C).

If both drives are not available simultaneously, it's often practical to take an intermediate "system image" backup (of both partitions, as mentioned above) out to an external USB 3.0 drive using software like Macrium Reflect, then remove the old spinner and install the new SSD. Then boot to the standalone boot CD version of Macrium Reflect and restore the "system image" (of both partitions) that you j... Read more

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Hi

After just 13 months my 500GB WD HDD has come up with fault code! I have ordered a new one. I have software on my current HHD which has licences etc., and would really like a solution whereby I can clone the current disk and replace that image onto the new disc without having to reinstall everything. Any ideas?

TIA

A:Migrating Hard drive

Laptop or Desktop? If Desktop you can mount the new drive as a 2nd drive in the computer then use Macrium Reflect Free to clone the old to the new.

Laptop, you can mount the new drive in a external enclosure or buy a Universal USB hard drive adapter to connect the new drive via a USB port then use Macrium. I just bought this:

Newer Technology UNIVERSAL DRIVE ADAPTER USB 3.0 INTR

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Hi

After just 13 months my 500GB WD HDD has come up with fault code. I have ordered a new one. I have software on my current HHD which has licences etc., and would really like a solution whereby I can clone the current disk and replace that image onto the new disc without having to reinstall everything. Any ideas?

TIA

A:Migrating gard drive

plonker (that's me I'm referring to)!

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hi,
i am trying to upgrade my boot drive from ata to sata; since the new drive is sata, i just want to double check to see if there's any concern i need to be aware of before diving right in; ideally,i'd like to be able to just clone the data from the current drive (seagate ata 160g) to the new drive (seagate sata 160g) and making the sata the boot drive instead of formatting/reinstalling all programs again

- my motherboard is asus p4p800se (d865pe/ich5r chipset) and has 2 sata slots
- i currently have a plextor sata px712sa only; no floppy (i dont need floppy right? i'm not running a raid, just a plain sata)
- i'm on win2k pro sp4

thanks for any advice tips you have
 

A:Migrating From An Ata To An Sata Drive

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Hi...
I tried to clone a smaller system hdrive (750 GB) Seagate, with a 1TB Seagate. I used Seagate DiscWizard. I ended up with a problem or two.
1. DiscWizard completed successfully, but it shrunk the 1TB partition to match the old hdrive of 750GB. I was hesitant to use the free ease4us Partition Master to resize it, since DiscWizard left a lot of unallocated space. This is new to me. I was afraid to make any changes. If I resize the clone...I won't have another problem will I?

2. If I did a clone with the above hdrives with free Macrium, will I end up with the partition shrunk to the old hdrive 750 GB partition?

3. When I tested the DiscWizard clone, it was ok and loaded up as the system drive. But when I tried to use Windows Update...it was in red and shutoff. I went to Service and 'start' the Windows Update and reboot the machine then, again, tried Windows Update...still in red and left message as before.
I don't have any idea on how to get Windows Update to START UP. I don't know that kind of troubleshooting. I would like to know in case I have to deal with that error with being unable to get Windows Update to work. I'd appreciate knowing how and what to do.

I have an HP Pavilion...Windows 7 64 bit
If I didn't make myself understandable, please ask me to clarify.
With much appreciation...strum101

A:Clone new larger drive...?

Quote:
I don't have any idea on how to get Windows Update to START UP. I don't know that kind of troubleshooting

DiscWizard left a lot of unallocated space


Worth trying as the first step: control panel > troubleshooting > Fix problems with W updates

Regarding the disk, it's normal that the used disk space (partition) is equal to the source, after all it was a clone job. If the disk is in good shape there will (should!) be no problems to extend the current partition to incorporate the unallocated space, using something like EaseUS Partition Master or MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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I built new rig with all SSD Samsung EVO 840. C drive 500gb and data 1tb . I will get win 10 7/29 I think and I want to dual boot Win 7 and Win 10. But my C drive is SSD 500gb with 132gb unused and I don't think that is enough. Can I copy my C Drive from a 500gb SSD to a 1tb (non Op sys) SSD.

A:copy C drive to larger SSD

In a way, yes. You can't do a copy and paste with system files (OS and programs). However, you can clone from one drive to another drive or even to a partition on another drive using a program like Macrium Reflect Free. You could also make an image of your C: drive and restore from the image to the new drive but you would need to have another drive to put the image on.

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Hey guys,

Got this issue I am trying to resolve, Here is what I need to do:

1> Have a system with Windows 7 Professional with 2 SSD drives of 120GB in size that the D drive is running out of space on. I need to replace the D drive with a larger 250Gb SSD drive of a different brand.

C Drive contains the operating system.
D Drive contains a directory where I have installed all my games on and that is it. As far as I know there are no paging spaces etc on this drive used by the system.

2> I Tried to just copy all the data to the newer 250Gb drive and replace the D drive with it and that did not work, system say while booting up that I need to insert the OS Disk into the cdrom and fix the install as there is a missing hardware device.

3> Ive looked for a Backup tool that will make an image of the D drive and then restore it to the new drive but Im finding that none that I find can make an image and restore it to a different drive.

Does anyone know:
1. Is what Im trying possible or am I going to have to reload the system entirely with the new drive installed as D?
2. If I can make an image backup of the D Drive, what FREE program can I use to do that? Will that process work.

D drive is the 120GB SSD drive and E Drive is the 250Gb SSD drive C drive is the OS Only.

Any help on this would be great and Thanks in advance!!!
 

A:Replacing a drive with a larger one

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I have a 2015 T540P... I have filled up the Hard Drive twice and looking for possible a 1 TB to replace the 500 GB what Brand would be a good one to use... Also it only has 4 GB of RAM thinking about getting 8 or maybe 16 GB to better the proccessing speed. ANy Brands that work well with the T540P??? I am a novice as to Technology but I need a larger HD store alot of images on it??? Oneida101

A:Looking to Add Ram and a Larger Hard Drive for a T...

There has been a lot of consolidation in the hard drive market, leaving few different makers.  People are partial to different brands.  Failure rates and longevity are very similar.  I tend to buy whatever I can get cheapest for a given size.  As far as RAM, avoid sticks with "value" in the name.  You need 240-pin  (1.35V) DDR3L.  The "L" stands for low voltage. (1.35V)  For a machine I will use myself, I prefer Corsair Vengeance, but others may have other opinions.

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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Hi guys, I have just pre-ordered Windows 7 Home Premium and I wondered if this scenario is possible:

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium on a single 500GB SATA hard drive.

I am planning to order a new 1TB drive to copy all of the 500GB data/files/programs onto, and then format and use the 500GB drive to install Windows 7 onto.

I am also planning to use a clone program such as Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost to complete this operation, but what I wanted to know is:

Will the newly copied programs on the 1TB drive still work and be recognised by Windows 7 after I have installed it on the 500GB drive?

And also: When cloning, is it possible to exclude the Vista OS files from being copied to the new drive (as I would not need/want Vista once I am on 7)

Many Thanks

Alex

A:Migrating From Vista to 7 with a New Hard Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alexsim2004


Hi guys, I have just pre-ordered Windows 7 Home Premium and I wondered if this scenario is possible:

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium on a single 500GB SATA hard drive.

I am planning to order a new 1TB drive to copy all of the 500GB data/files/programs onto, and then format and use the 500GB drive to install Windows 7 onto.

I am also planning to use a clone program such as Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost to complete this operation, but what I wanted to know is:

Will the newly copied programs on the 1TB drive still work and be recognised by Windows 7 after I have installed it on the 500GB drive?

And also: When cloning, is it possible to exclude the Vista OS files from being copied to the new drive (as I would not need/want Vista once I am on 7)

Many Thanks

Alex


Hey alex

Nope the programs cant just be restored back or copied. You can do an upgrade though that isnt recommended by either MS of most of the ppl here. to be honest you want a clean system even if it is a PITA. If you upgrade you import all your current problems into a new OS.

Let us know if you have more questions thats what we are here for

Ken

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hi all,

I have a problem--my friend's main drive, "C", is failing. I have installed a new hard drive, "D" of course, and I want to migrate over all the contents of C, which include many pictures, files, etc.
is there a way to do this within windows, or does one need a utility like Ghost, or something else??
 

A:migrating C disk to a new hard drive

These are free:

XXClone
HDClone (free edition only smaller to larger)
DriveClonerXP
PCI CloneMaxx
 

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So I just upgraded from the OEM HDD to a Samsung EVO mSATA drive and thought I'd just put a post out here since there are some people that want to know how to do this. The process is very simple. FIRST: I defragmented the hard drive (this step is not required) but i figured i might as well do it. SECOND: Physically installed the mSATA drive in the computer's mini PCI Express slot (this slot is used up if you have a WWAN card, but if you don't, this slot is open/free). If you have the WWAN card, you'll have to remove it. Leave the HDD installed in your computer at this point. THIRD: Using a copy of Acronis TrueImage 2014, I imaged my hard drive to the mSATA drive. Other imaging tools should work, but I have not tried them. Be sure to have the computer boot to the optical drive, and not your old hard drive. Within Acronis, you'll want to use the Clone Drive feature. You can use the Automatic Mode or Manual mode. I would recommend letting Acronis adjust the partition proportionally on its own. FOURTH: After disc imaging is complete. Shut down the computer and remove the HDD from the computer, --or-- reformat it as a blank drive and use it as storage. FIFTH: Adjust the BIOS boot order so that it boots from the mSATA drive. I also switched the BIOS settings so that it would use UEFI first, and then the legacy BIOS. SIXTH: THIS IS IMPORTANT! Boot into Windows and turn off any defragmenting software (including the built-in defragmenter). SSDs do NOT (and should not be) defragmented.... Read more

A:HOW TO: Installing/Migrating to an mSATA SSD drive...

Hi clbtech!I'm running into some issues trying to install a Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 250GB into a W530.  It may have to do with my configuration but I'm getting frustrated.My current configuration is the original 500GB drive split into 2 partitions, C; and D:   C: is the system drive for programs and 100GB currently, the rest of the drive is D: for all my data, libraries ,etc. Windows 10. - currently running Secure Boot UEFI only. Goall is to make the mSATA drive my "System" drive, and then either make the original HDD a single DATA drive or use the newly freed space as a separate partition for ddedicated music storage. I used the Samaung Data Migration tool to clone the C: partition to the new mSATA drive but I seem to be completely unable to make the mSATA drive the boot drive.  I haven't removed the original drive and wonder if that might be causing some issues but if I remove the HDD, I won't have any of the file structure referenced by the system drive including the user libraries.What am I missing or am I going about it all wrong?  Do I need to do something to the original system partition or bybooting from the new drive are C; and D; being renamed toD: & E: so the new drive's not finding the data drive?Any help would be most appreciated.Jeff 

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I have 2 laptops:
HP dv9815nr- hard drive died a year ago
Dell Inspiron E1705- currently running Vista Home Premium

I would like to move the hard drive from my Dell to my Vista. I've checked, they're both 2.5" SATA. I have tried just plugging the hard drive in but am getting BSOD 0x0000007B (0x80599BB0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

I know it should be as simple as reinstalling/repair resinstalling from the CD however neither laptop's optical drives work. I downloaded the Vista ISO file (from a trusted source) since Microsoft no longer offers a download directly from their site. I do have a legitimate serial.

I have a 150GB external hard drive I can use for an installation. I'm not sure what to do from here. I leave in a couple of days to fly my daughter out of state for visitation and really need my HP laptop for work.

Please, someone help me and I'll be forever grateful!
 

A:Need help migrating hard drive to HP laptop

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Hi all,

I always believed I was a fairly competent PC user, but this seemingly simple thing has me stumped!!

I have 2 hard drives - a 500gb and a 1TB.

At the moment, I have my windows 7 (64 bit) (and all the programmes, etc) set up perfectly on the 500gb drive. The 1TB drive is completely blank.

With my 500gb drive starting to make noises (which might just be more noticeable after having just upgraded my CPU fan), I wish to clone everything to my 1TB drive.

I've read everything on the 1st 10 pages on google, but I'm still at a complete loss! I've tried various software which has been recommended, but they seem to merely create an image, and I don't know what I'm meant to do with it!

People say the windows 7 backup tool works well, but again all I can seem to do is make an image on my 1TB drive.

Could someone break down the process for me? I make a drive image, then what do I do with it?

Many thanks in advance!

EDIT: I only have those 2 drives which I can use. After reading a bit more, I've concluded that the disk image has to be on a 3rd drive so it can be installed from Windows 7 repair??
 

A:Solved: Migrating to new hard drive

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I would like to migrate a hdd with Win XP pro to another pc for performance reasons.

I dont have the original xp disk, or key. I bought this computer used.

Would it be possible to buy a new system, (mobo, hard drives etc) and boot the drive?

its an ide hard drive.

I figure i can buy a discount mobo inexensively with eide connectors at tigerdirect etc...

(also.. ideally.. i would also like to image this drive and transfer the image to a new drive too. but perhaps another post for that)

Thanks

never tried this before.
 

A:Migrating a hard drive (to new pc) question/help

You can make your own Windows install CD:

http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwindowssetupdisk.shtml

and you can find your product key using Belarc Advisor:

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,8078/description.html

Unfortunately this won't guarantee that you will keep your Genuine Windows Advantage status. You may have to argue with Microsoft about that.
 

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