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When I clone to a larger disk drive how can I make partition larger?


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#1 leonicholson

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:16 PM

How is the best way to do this to use the whole drive instead of the partition sizes of the source?



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

Don't partition the drive you will copy the cloned image to. The source itself is not a partition, although it may reside on a partition on that drive.

 

Is the drive you will be using partitioned? 


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:14 PM

Well...I'd like to know the sizes of the drives involved...before asserting a strategy I would employ.

 

There is no reason to have a Windows install on a 1TB or larger drive...using a smaller partition for Windows will be smarter, IMO.

 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:08 PM

Thanks, guys.

 

I went from 320GB to 500GB 7200RPM.   Several free clone programs failed, but Macruim Reflect finally worked.  I then used Aomei Partition Assistant to stretch the data partition after switching drives.  Then added 1TB drive in drive caddy for backups.  Everything is going well now.  ThinkPad T410 Windows 7 Pro 64.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:35 PM

Probably of no use at this point but, with Windows 7 you should also be able to resize partitions with the disk management tool as well.

 

  • Open Run Dialog
  • Type in diskmgmt.msc
  • Right click on the partition you want to resize and choose the "shrink" or "extend" option

Can save you some time.

 

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