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

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       23 Sep 2016 #1

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


    Is Macrium a reliable programme to clone a system HDD to a much smaller SSD?
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       23 Sep 2016 #2

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Is Macrium a reliable programme to clone a system HDD to a much smaller SSD?
    Jeepers, that was a quick move.
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  3.    23 Sep 2016 #3

    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
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    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
    Will the IMAGe OS be bootable?
    Last edited by fjk61011; 23 Sep 2016 at 13:19.
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  5.    23 Sep 2016 #5

    Yes the Queen's English be f#@cked
    I might have replied, but that definitely persuaded me not to.
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    dalchina said: View Post
    I might have replied, but that definitely persuaded me not to.
    I withdraw the remark, forgot the smiley.

    Please reply.
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       23 Sep 2016 #7

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Is Macrium a reliable programme to clone a system HDD to a much smaller SSD?
    You will first have to reduce the partition size (of probably your C-drive) so the image you create will fit on the smaller drive. It depends on how your current drive is partitioned now.
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    dalchina said: View Post
    I might have replied, but that definitely persuaded me not to.
    Ah, reread it. It sounds like an order.

    The dangers of lack of tone in emails (and texts).
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    Comp Cmndo said: View Post
    You will first have to reduce the partition size (of probably your C-drive) so the image you create will fit on the smaller drive.
    Okily dokily
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  10. Posts : 118
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       23 Sep 2016 #10

    What is your current partition scheme?
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