Windows 10: Migrating to larger drive with Macrium Solved

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  1.    28 Aug 2016 #1

    Migrating to larger drive with Macrium


    I can't seem to get Macrium (paid version) to utilize the full size of a new SSD. I want to restore my Insider version on a larger SSD. But when I restore, its like its doing a clone rather than restore. I've done this in the past without problems, don't know what I'm doing wrong now.

    This is how the new drive turns out.
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  2.    28 Aug 2016 #2

    Disk 2 is your SSD ??
    If yes it seems you have successfully copied your old SSD or new one..
    But computer is still booting from old one.. Have to tried changing the boot order in BIOS??
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  3.    28 Aug 2016 #3

    No, the problem is the "restore" made the new, larger, SSD the same size as the old one and left 113GB unallocated. It copied OK, but at the same size as the old one.
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  4.    28 Aug 2016 #4

    Your easiest and quickest option now, assuming you wish to extend your C: by the unallocated space is to use a bootable partition manager disk or USB.

    Try Minitools - they have a free bootable CD you can download and burn
    Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition.
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  5.    28 Aug 2016 #5

    I tried that program and extended the partition but it screwed up the MBR and Windows couldn't fix it. I booted with a Windows flash drive and tried to Repair but it reported it couldn't fix it.

    I downloaded what is supposed to be Preview version ...393 and installed that but it installed a regular Windows Pro, not the Preview version.
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  6.    29 Aug 2016 #6

    You do not need any boot drive etc.

    Install minitool partition wizard free.

    Move the two recovery drives to the right end of drive. In fact once can be deleted.

    Expand C drive to fill up space.
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  7.    29 Aug 2016 #7

    cereberus, as I noted minitool moved the partition but when I tried to boot it wouldn't boot as the MBR was corrupted. Booting with a Windows flash drive and doing a "Repair", Windows reported it couldn't fix the drive.

    I have Win 7 on a separate SSD, Win 10 Pro on a separate SSD and this separate SSD for the preview version. Also a hard drive for backups and my recording studio projects.

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       29 Aug 2016 #8

    Try booting with a Win 7 Installation DVD and running a Startup Repair.
    See if that will fix the boot problem.
    You might need your Win 7 disk connected to be able to run a Startup Repair this way.

    If that doesn't work,
    When restoring the Win 10 Pre partition (Image) in Macrium, click on Restored Partition Properties.
    See if you can increase the Partition Size there, and it will keep the OS bootable after restoring.
    I need to drag n drop from the Source to the Destination to enable Restored Partition Properties.
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  9.    29 Aug 2016 #9

    fireberd said: View Post
    cereberus, as I noted minitool moved the partition but when I tried to boot it wouldn't boo t as the MBR was corrupted. Booting with a Windows flash drive and doing a "Repair", Windows reported it couldn't fix the drive.

    I have Win 7 on a separate SSD, Win 10 Pro on a separate SSD and this separate SSD for the preview version. Also a hard drive for backups and my recording studio projects.

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    Disconnect all drives except the one you want to boot.

    Boot from Macrium Reflect Rescue drive.

    Select restore tab, and click on link 'fix windows boot problems' and it will delete bcd info and rebuild boot data.

    You would probably have to shrink the os drive by say 300 mb to privide enough space.
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  10.    29 Aug 2016 #10

    David E, as previously noted, Repair reports it can't fix it after expanding the partition (and rebuild MBR) with Mimitool partition wizard.

    Cerebus, what is that going to get me? I'm trying to recover the unallocated space and make the "c" drive the full size of the SSD. It boots, as is, but the 118GB size is not what I want, I want it the full size of the SSD (minus the two smaller partitions).

    I tried creating a new install from what is supposed to be 14393 Preview version, which does give me all of the driver, but all that does is install another "regular" Win 10 install, not an insider version.
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