Look at his screenshot, he was trying to restore an image, which has the same mechanics as cloning. You can do it to a disk with no partitions. I will consider any further responses as trolling.
Please scroll down to 'Modifying the Restored Partition Properties' before responding, lol.
v5: How to restore a backup image (Restore, v5)
I am the only one who has given the correct advice.
Feel free to bow down now.
All went well & have a HD with one partition 500GB.
Now I think the w8.1 media creation USB will only work if the destination HD has w8 installed.
If that proves true perhaps I'll try booting with the w8 dvd plugged in.
But will it boot with an empty formatted HD? or must I have both HDs running & then how do I direct the w8 dvd to install on the empty 500gb one? This I have not done before. any ideas?
Please, find out what's the difference between imaging and cloning. The OP has asked advice in imaging his system (see the first post) and after some confusion has managed that. A system image created with Macrium or other imaging tools cannot be stored on an unformatted, uninitialized disk.
See installation tutorials:
This can then be used to restore the partition(s) to the original disk in the future.
Please explain clearly what you are attempting.
A few of you sagested I delete all & format the whole 500gb as one partition & then test again my w8.1 m.rescue USB on it.
So just now I installed w8 with my DVD & tried to update it with the w8.1rescue media USB but, unfortunately the same thing happened "NOT enough space", & the same scan I showed before applies except that the destination disk now has one partition of 500GB.
Please stop bickering between you & make sound sugestions if you have any.
Many thanks for trying to help me & sorry for any mistakes here as I am using the small Acer notebook.