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Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Jan-14 15:45:05
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Moving Win7 to a larger drive C:


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When I built my 'new' pc last year, I thought that a 64 GB SSD would be big enough for the Win7 Pro OS and programs, with all data on a separate HDD. Seems I was wrong and for most of the time I have had only 8 - 10 GB of headroom.

Reinstalling Win7 onto a new larger SSD didn't bother me, but reinstalling Outlook 2003 would test my patience some what...

Anyway, Googling around I came across this method:-

http://www.pagestart.com/win7bckuprstrnhd072610.html

It reads OK, but would be grateful for any comment, or better way.

Many thanks.

Cheers!

Clive

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 21-Jan-14 15:53:54
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Re: Moving Win7 to a larger drive C:


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Direct disk cloning software is the simplest way to accomplish the task. Most of the manufacturers provide free versions. Paragon is my favourite, but others exist.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 21-Jan-14 19:09:23
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Re: Moving Win7 to a larger drive C:


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Agreed paragon or seagate disk cloner, you may need to reactivate after as some cloners change the hard drive serial number which may trigger re-activation.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 21-Jan-14 19:13:09
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Re: Moving Win7 to a larger drive C:


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I've had that problem with Linux before now. But I used Paragon do do this very job, with Windows 7, a couple of days ago and it just worked.
Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Jan-14 17:11:01
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Re: Moving Win7 to a larger drive C:


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My new 128GB SSD arrived in the post yesterday, so this morning followed the method I posted. It failed at the first hurdle since the Start Up disk that MS Win7 Backup & Restore produced would not boot the pc. Problem with BIOS and EFI.

So, followed your suggestion and downloaded Paragon.

Following their method I did not need to make an image of the C-drive data, just simply copied C-drive to the new drive and put the new drive in without the original C-drive and away it went. After extending the Windows 7 partition into the Unallocated drive space, I now have what I wanted: a C-drive with about 50% unused which will allow for future additional software.

So thanks for the recommendation and also thanks Tim for concurring Paragon.

Cheers!

Clive


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