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How can I create a MSR partition?

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#1 computermark


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

I'm trying to shrink a 1TB drive with factory installed Windows 10 to fit on a 240GB SSD. I'm having difficulty copying to the smaller drive and getting a bootable result. I think I got it to where the attributes of the MSR partition seem to be the holdup. When I attempt to do a startup repair, it can't repair it. I've the properties of the other partitions looking identical. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

The MSR on a Windows 10 computer is 16MB and is not required in order to boot Windows 10. What are you using to clone the 1TB to the 240GB SSD? I believe Macrium Free will let you resize the partitions when going from a large to small drive if the data on the large drive is less than the size of the smaller drive realizing you should have at least 15% to 20% free space on the SSD. 


Some SSD makers include the migrating software. Samsung does this.



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