Windows 10: Clone Windows Partition Solved

  1.    20 May 2018 #1

    Clone Windows Partition


    I want to clone my windows partition to a 250GB SSD. C currently resides on a 3TB drive that has 4 other partitions on it. Using Macrium I can see the C partition fine along with the rest. I only want the C to be cloned and not the rest which obviously wont fit anyway.

    Do I just highlight the C partition and hit the clone? Once cloned and booting off the SSD I will delete the old C partition and expand the following partition into its space.
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  2.    20 May 2018 #2

    veldthui said: View Post
    I want to clone my windows partition to a 250GB SSD. C currently resides on a 3TB drive that has 4 other partitions on it. Using Macrium I can see the C partition fine along with the rest. I only want the C to be cloned and not the rest which obviously wont fit anyway.

    Do I just highlight the C partition and hit the clone? Once cloned and booting off the SSD I will delete the old C partition and expand the following partition into its space.
    You have to clone more than C partition or else it will not boot.

    Post image from disk partition.
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  3.    20 May 2018 #3

    There are no extra partitions but the other drives.
    My other PC also has an SSD in it that had Windows cloned onto it and there is just a C partition and a small couple hundred MB blank partition at the end of it. I can't for the life of me remember how I cloned it on there.

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  4.    20 May 2018 #4

    That is a very old legacy bios installation where it has the boot files in the C partition instead of a separate system partition. So I guess you can clone as you wish.
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  5.    20 May 2018 #5

    I'm confused, I thought partitions within any particular hard-drive can only be imaged, not cloned. I thought only en toto hard-drives can be cloned. Have things changed since Windows 7?
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  6.    21 May 2018 #6

    RolandJS said: View Post
    I'm confused, I thought partitions within any particular hard-drive can only be imaged, not cloned. I thought only en toto hard-drives can be cloned. Have things changed since Windows 7?
    You are wrong I am afraid e.g. Macrium Reflect allows you to partially clone a drive i.e. you can exclude partitions.
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