Disk partitioning

  1. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64

    Disk partitioning

    Hello,I have a new made full system image with Macrium.1. Is it possible to use this image on another computer, with different partition sizes on the hard disk.Disks are formated the same.2. Is it possible to resize an existing partition with system on it. System is windows 10 pro.Answers will be appreciated.Thanks.Motim
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  2. Posts : 6,963
    windows 10

    Its possible but if you put it on a new system then you need to buy a new copy of windows
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  3. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro

    Samuria said:
    Its possible but if you put it on a new system then you need to buy a new copy of windows
    That is not even nearly always true.
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  4. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    When you restore from MR's backup it will restore all partitions as they were on disk you made backup from. Total size of all partitions you made backup from must not exceed size on the disk you you restore to.
    Only problem could be that it actually may not boot on it because of difference in system HW and/or drivers. There's an utility in the MR Rescue disk/USB to help with BOOT problems but it's not omnipotent.
    AS licensing is concerned, there's "Activation assistant" in W10 that may help.
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  5. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro

    Just to be clear, you CAN resize partitions when you restore them - make them either bigger or smaller.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 15 Jan 2018 at 07:06.
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  6. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    The drivers in the image will probably not be the needed drivers for the other system.

    You will probably have problems activating the new image on a different computer.
    Unless you have a Retail Windows 10 moving Windows 10 to another computer is not a legal option without Microsoft's permission.
    If you have a Retail Windows 10 it can be moved to another computer but it can only legally be on one system at a time.

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