Cloning partition to a smaller Hard disk

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Cloning partition to a smaller Hard disk

Postby AA » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:38 pm

Is it possible to clone a windows partition from a 80gb drive to a 40 gb drive, i want to transfer the windows installation from 80gb to 40 gb disk

Both drives have two partitions -

80 gb - C: 33 gb (windows) 11 gb used
D: 41 gb

40 gb - C: 16 gb
D: 20 gb

I want to clone the C partition of 80gb to the C partition of 40gb , D partition in 40gb has data which i dont want to loose.

I was thinking of using easeus disk copy Free Hard Disk Copy & Data Backup Freeware. Free PC & Server hard drive copy, disk clone, disk backup, disk Image and partition copy software. to get this done using the "sector by sector copy" feature.
Can this cause any problems?

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Postby Nvidia » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:27 am

Dear AA,

Thanks for your interesting in our product.
In your case, if you want to keep Windows configuration and boot from the destination partition after copy, we are sorry EASEUS Disk Copy cannot help you meet the target, since all partition copy/clone features in our products can only used to transfer data (boot information is not included). Please notice that a Sector by sector copy requires the size of destination partition at least equal to original one, so in fact, you even cannot copy the C partition on 80GB hard disk to the first partition on 40GB hard disk with this product.

But our new released product EASEUS Todo Backup may help you meet the target as long as you use the 40GB hard disk in the same computer after Windows transferred, you may just try as follow.
1. Back up the C partition on your 80GB hard disk, you may put the generated image file to both D partitions if there is no other storage device.
2. Use the Recovery feature to restore the image file to the C partition on 40GB hard disk.

Here is the download link of this product and the Home edition is totally free for home user.
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/hom ... ftware.htm
More about Backup feature.
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/fea ... tition.htm
More about Recovery feature.
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/fea ... -image.htm
Please notice that the 40GB hard disk can only be used in the same computer after the process, if you connect it to another computer, it may failed to boot since the hardware configuration has changed.

Sincerely,
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http://www.easeus.com/support.htm

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Postby AA » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:20 pm

Thanks for the detailed reply, I will be using the 40gb disk in the same PC which has the 80 gb disk, i will try EASEUS Todo Backup , i can boot from 80gb disk and restore the image to the 40gb disk right?

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Postby Maverick » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:38 pm

Dear AA,

Do you want to boot from 40GB disk and use the 80GB disk as data disk in the same computer? If so, you can boot from 80GB disk and restore the image to the 40GB disk. But after restore is finished, please shutdown the computer and reconnect the 80GB disk as slave to be the data disk.
Please have a try and tell us the result.

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Postby AA » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:18 pm

As suggested by Nvidia, I did backup and recover using TODO Backup and was able to transfer the C partition from 80gb to 40gb and it is booting normally, Thanks for all the help :D

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Postby happyyoume » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:38 am

Dear AA,

Thanks for your kind praise.
We are glad to hear that you have solved the problem, that is really exciting news for us, and we will keep on working hard to improve our product, hope you will like it more. Thanks.
If you have any other questions about our product, please feel free to contact us.

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