Windows 10: Is Macrium a good app to clone a system hdd to a much smaller ssd?

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       23 Sep 2016 #11

    Comp Cmndo said: View Post
    What is your current partition scheme?
    It has four Partitions, three of which are visible in Disk Management. Recovery Partition, EFI Partition and OS Partition. During Setup it made four Partitions, I think the fourth one was MSR.
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       23 Sep 2016 #12

    I experimented with Macrium. CLONED/IMAGED the OS drive to a Larger HDD. Then expanded the C: Partition to full size of that HDD.

    I then CLONED/IMAGED from the larger HDD to the smaller HDD. Success. Bootable.
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       23 Sep 2016 #13

    I had to RMA my NVMe SDD. The new one should arrive next week.
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  4.    23 Sep 2016 #14

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    not sure these days if English works the same as it used to --especially with "textspeak" and twitter etc though as IMO education seems to be far worse than it was about 40 years ago --that's my opinion though.
    That WAS for 40 Years, now a days people are just googling and youtubing. Even my daughter, she finds a youtube video for everything.
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       23 Sep 2016 #15

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    You can't CLONE to a smaller drive = ==> AFAIK Clone means replicate the original identically in every way -- not sure these days if English works the same as it used to --especially with "textspeak" and twitter etc though as IMO education seems to be far worse than it was about 40 years ago --that's my opinion though.

    You can certainly IMAGE to a smaller drive or partition provided the original OS will fit on it.

    Don't forget also to restore the system reserved partition if it exists. You don't actually need the Recovery partition -- no point if you've got Macrium for your recovery.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I've had so many hospital biopsies that they can build another me No cloning involved.
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       23 Sep 2016 #16

    At least Macrium uses Cloning and Imaging as two distinct processes but most people don't understand the difference until they use the program.


    Jim
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  7.    25 Sep 2016 #17

    Phone Man said: View Post
    At least Macrium uses Cloning and Imaging as two distinct processes but most people don't understand the difference until they use the program.


    Jim
    Hi there

    I rest my Case !!!!!!

    Actually with VR and Robotics becoming much more mainstream these days people should certainly be well aware of the difference between imaging and cloning -- but I believe the OP has solved the issue and moved the OS to a smaller HDD/SSD/Partition.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       25 Sep 2016 #18

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    I experimented with Macrium. CLONED/IMAGED the OS drive to a Larger HDD. Then expanded the C: Partition to full size of that HDD.

    I then CLONED/IMAGED from the larger HDD to the smaller HDD. Success. Bootable.
    I CLONED/IMAGED the full size of the larger HDD to the smaller HDD. Macrium automatically shrunk the C: Drive to fit on the smaller HDD.
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       25 Sep 2016 #19

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    You can't CLONE to a smaller drive = ==> AFAIK Clone means replicate the original identically in every way -- not sure these days if English works the same as it used to --especially with "textspeak" and twitter etc though as IMO education seems to be far worse than it was about 40 years ago --that's my opinion though.

    You can certainly IMAGE to a smaller drive or partition provided the original OS will fit on it.

    Don't forget also to restore the system reserved partition if it exists. You don't actually need the Recovery partition -- no point if you've got Macrium for your recovery.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    How do you sooth a Grammar buff?

    "There, their, they're"
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  10.    25 Sep 2016 #20

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    How do you sooth a Grammar buff?

    "There, their, they're"
    Hi there
    @fjk61011

    I think I've learnt over the years - never ever argue Literature etc with anybody from "The Emerald Isle" -- You'll always Lose !!!.

    Great place though the Republic -- always have a great time there - even if it does cost me more than a few EUR !! - and of course what about the famous exports of those great Irish Bars (even if some are constructed in Hong Kong etc) !!!!

    I remember a famous one in Brussels (more than a few by the way over there) when the Irish Ambassador performed the opening ceremony -- that's a SENSIBLE thing for Ambassadors to perform !!

    O'Reilly's - Just near the Brussels Stock exchange.

    O Photos - TripAdvisor

    Great DECENT Guinness and Irish Stew in that place !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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