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Reimaging an internal drive issue

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#1 golduck222


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:08 PM

Hello All,


I am working on a Win 10 PC for a friend and have a question for the group. First let me state my environment. 


  • target desktop PC,  windows version 1803 dell xps mid-tower
  • mSATA SSD extracted from DELL MB, 256gb
  • 4TB external seagate Hard drive with windows backup of SSD AND System Image
  • In Dell: 1.5 TB 7200 RPM  SATA Drive

Goal/question: is it possible to boot the dell from recovery media, then reimage the 1.5 TB using image from external hard drive while keeping the remainder of the 1.5TB as free space? How do I do this?


This is all being done because the ssd that came with the dell is full.




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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

Some imaging programs allow you to resize the partitions on the fly. If not you may need to use a partition manager to resize your partitions after the image is restored. In any case a partition manager like Partition Wizard would allow you to manage any partitions you want resized or moved after the image is restore.

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