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  1. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #21

    Hi,

    Can I put a complete drive image on the D: drive to restore to the new SSD stick? I want it to have all the original partitions, including the recovery partition.
    Storage space permitting, sure you can. Macrium compresses the image but not by all that much.

    Cheers,
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  2. Posts : 299
    Windows 10 Home 1909 18363.900
    Thread Starter
       #22

    😂, yes I know that. I should have been more clear.

    If I remember correctly I can "image" the drive, and I can select to "clone" the drive.

    I'm thinking that clone would overwrite a whole drive ( leaving unneeded space as unformatted), whereas image would make a restorable image.

    Is that correct? The other part of the question: I have never made an image that contains multiple partitions. I am assuming I could create an image with multiple partitions if I have them alli selected when I do the backup.

    And that image could reside on the D: drive without destroying any existing data on that drive. Space allowing, of course.

    That is what I was trying to confirm.
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  3. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #23

    Hi,

    Is that correct?
    Yes, it is.

    The other part of the question: I have never made an image that contains multiple partitions. I am assuming I could create an image with multiple partitions if I have them alli selected when I do the backup.

    And that image could reside on the D: drive without destroying any existing data on that drive. Space allowing, of course.
    Exactly. When backing up you select all the partitions you want to be backed up and when restoring you do the reverse operation to the new drive.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 29 Dec 2017 at 08:39.
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  4. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #24

    56Kruiser said:
    I suspect you are correct.

    I probably will end up going down that route.

    Thanks for the input.
    Actually that is the normal way to Clone a disk/SSD if you only have one internal drive bay. Would be to remove the current drive/SSD and Install the New disk/SSD and then put the old drive in a external case or USB to SATA adapter and clone from the USB to the new Internal disk/SSD. My earlier comment was based thinking you had multi or at least 2 Disk Slots
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  5. Posts : 299
    Windows 10 Home 1909 18363.900
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Now what?


    I just finished successfully backing up the 128 and then installing the 512 Crucial and restoring, and booting

    But...when I go into disk management to expand the volume, Expand is greyed out.

    I suspect I know why, but not sure best route to fix. When I look at the disk in Disk Manager I have four partitions in this order:

    1. Healthy EFI System Partition - 260MB
    2. Windows C Healty Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition 118.01 GB
    3. 980 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
    4. 369.1 GB unallocated


    I'm guessing that the recovery partition being in between the Windows C and Unallocated partitions is the problem.

    What is recommendation to get past this?
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  6. Posts : 299
    Windows 10 Home 1909 18363.900
    Thread Starter
       #26

    While I wait on feedback I'm going to try this:

    - Backup without the recovery partition
    - Do a separate backup of the recovery partition
    - Restore again
    - Expand the drive and leave enough room for the recovery partition
    - Restore the recovery partition

    I have no idea if this will work. But we'll see.
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  7. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #27

    Hi,

    - Backup without the recovery partition
    - Do a separate backup of the recovery partition
    - Restore again
    - Expand the drive and leave enough room for the recovery partition
    - Restore the recovery partition
    Delete the recovery partition.
    Expand System partition leaving just enough space for the Recovery partition.
    Restore that RE partition to the empty space.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 31 Dec 2017 at 12:04.
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  8. Posts : 299
    Windows 10 Home 1909 18363.900
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Seems nothing is ever easy. When I try to extend the c: volume, it says:

    You can only extend the volume to the available space shown below because your disk cannot be converted to dynamic or the volume being extended is a boot or system volume
    and it shows nothing available.

    Of course it is a boot volume. I did change it to dynamic, and still can't extend it. I'd swear that I've extended c: drives in the past.

    Any options now?
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  9. Posts : 299
    Windows 10 Home 1909 18363.900
    Thread Starter
       #29

    Never mind. I tried it again, and it worked.
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