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Migrate to smaller SSD from larger hard drive

Killerz 10,011 2,245 July 1, 2016 at 06:03 AM
I had windows 7 installed on my 1 TB hard drive which was upgraded to windows 10. The drive has 3 partitions. A 100mb "system reserved" partition, the main storage partition c: with windows, and a 450mb recovery partition. I used EaseUS Todo Backup to clone the c: partition to the SSD and when I tried to boot it was a no go. I did some searching and read that the mbr might be stored on the 100 mb system reserved partition and that is why windows won't boot from the SSD. I read that I should try to clone both the 100mb partition and the c: partition to the SSD but when I try to do that EaseUS Todo Backup shows me how my drive will look after the clone and it wants to make the 100mb partition the c: drive and provides no way to change this.

Do any of you guys know how I can get my OS from the larger drive to the smaller SSD without having to reinstall windows etc... and have this bad boy boot?

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Any specific instructions as to exactly how I use that program to achieve what I'm trying to do? Will I not have similar partition issues using that?
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it's designed for the exact thing you're going to do. you just choose the C is enough, it will auto included the 100mb and change it to bootable.

but the clone to SSD feature needs a link included the software's name to activate (advertise for them, since it's free, no AD on the software, but they have a paid version for Server OS), you can use any link or this page, because i already mentioned the name.

for win10, you can even use the computer at the same time when it's cloning.
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it's designed for the exact thing you're going to do. you just choose the C is enough, it will auto included the 100mb and change it to bootable.

but the clone to SSD feature needs a link included the software's name to activate (advertise for them, since it's free, no AD on the software, but they have a paid version for Server OS), you can use any link or this page, because i already mentioned the name.

for win10, you can even use the computer at the same time when it's cloning.
Great, I'll give it a shot. Worst case scenario I reinstall (which I really should anyway) but I'm dealing with my mother who is irrational so I'd rather not argue about it and just clone the crap so it is EXACTLY how it was....
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Great, I'll give it a shot. Worst case scenario I reinstall (which I really should anyway) but I'm dealing with my mother who is irrational so I'd rather not argue about it and just clone the crap so it is EXACTLY how it was....
It worked. SSD booted on first try!
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It worked. SSD booted on first try!
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