Windows 10: Clone Windows partition without losing other partitions on clone drive

Discus and support Clone Windows partition without losing other partitions on clone drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Long ago I acquired a 2TB SSD to replace a 2 TB HDD but with the intent for the HDD to replace the optical drive for extra space for gaming and how... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by nIGHTmAYOR, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Clone Windows partition without losing other partitions on clone drive


    Long ago I acquired a 2TB SSD to replace a 2 TB HDD but with the intent for the HDD to replace the optical drive for extra space for gaming and how these became 100s of gigs lately .

    So back then I tried to look up a solution for just cloning the system partitions as I had no plans to move all data but just have the OS run from SSD while continuing to access older data from HDD , the only software that seemed to manage that trick was Minitool Partition Wizard where it cloned the HDD's OS partition along with all other hidden system partitions but kept the rest of the drive as free space .

    Now that it had been a while I was considering re-cloning of system partition over to the HDD to keep it up to date in case of emergencies . I could not confirm from any source that Minitool Partition Wizard can do that without affecting the rest of the data on the drive .

    So yes the cloned system partitions are identical in size allocations but the rest of both driver have different partition sizes and data .

    My experience with Minitool Partition Wizard isn't that pleasant as I have had it that several times it destroyed data without confirmation on certain requests hence why I need confirmation on this one , weather it would copy the OS partitions just or would rather delete the whole drive in the process .

    P.S If you believe you do know of a better software to handle that then please share your thoughts .

    :)
     
    nIGHTmAYOR, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Klusie31 Win User

    Clone hard drive partition

    I cloned hard drive A from hard drive B. Hard drive B had two partitions, two Windows operating systems cloned successfully to hard drive A.

    Recently Windows 10 took a dump on it's partition on hard drive A. My question is, do I boot from hard drive B to clone the Windows 10 to a like

    partition on hard drive A, and, must I reformat the destination partition on hard drive A or will AOMEI partition assistant automatically take

    care of that???

    Any help I get on this will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Klusie31, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. Darkmind Win User
    partition cloning help!

    Well I just bought a SATA seagate 320gb 7200.10 hard drive. I had to get a power adapter, but anyway. It's in as Drive F (did disk management). Now all I want to do is clone the partition from my old hard drive to my new hard drive. Copy windows and everything else over on my new hard drive, take out my old drive and then use the new drive as the primary C drive. I have norton ghost, and partition magic. I heard ghost is much better. Could someone tell me step by step how to accomplish this? I think I know how, but I do NOT wanna take any chances here..
     
    Darkmind, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Darkmind Win User

    Clone Windows partition without losing other partitions on clone drive

    partition cloning help!

    Erm, so I used norton ghost to clone the partition, now how do i get it so my new drive is bootable?
     
    Darkmind, Jan 24, 2020
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