Windows 10: Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition?

Discus and support Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I decided to clone a 1 TB drive to a 500 gb SSD drive in a laptop. I thought use Macrium, every likes it. So I backed up the entrie drive to to an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by sdowney717, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition?


    I decided to clone a 1 TB drive to a 500 gb SSD drive in a laptop.
    I thought use Macrium, every likes it.
    So I backed up the entrie drive to to an external USB drive which took 6 hours.
    But it seems all this time is wasted. Macrium says the destination drive is too small.

    Can I tell Macrium to somehow use the backup adjust it to fit?
    The data on the 1 TB drive amounts to 180gb only.

    Is there some other program that I can use that is easier?
    I dont know what to do now.

    :)
     
    sdowney717, Apr 10, 2019
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  2. rk3066 Win User

    Resize a Partition/Install

    Nevermind. Fixed the issue by Resizing the main partition with a live USB linux OS
     
    rk3066, Apr 10, 2019
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  3. molnart Win User
    Non destructive partition resizing on Win7

    I have 2 SATA HDDs in my PC, all of them divided into 3 partitions as follows:
    HDD1:
    C: Win7 system
    E: software
    F: data

    HDD2:
    D: WinXP system
    G: data
    H: data

    Now what i want to do is take some place from partition C: and add it to E: and to do the same with D: and G:, obviously while retaining all data and functionality of both OSes.

    I know that Win7 is pretty sensitive on partition structure and essentially refuses to work on any partition that was not created by the Win7 setup. Also I think I wont be able to use built-in windows tools for the resizing, as afaik partitions being used cannot be resized (or at least it's not recommended).

    What tool would you recommend me for the action to be on the safest side ?
     
    molnart, Apr 10, 2019
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  4. JTS
    JTS Win User

    Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition?

    Non destructive partition resizing on Win7

    Nope *Smile Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition? :) If you have created the NTFS partition prior to installation, you can install it on pretty much any partition you want (with a few exceptions)

    Sort of correct. For what you want to do, you're right in that Disk Management will not work. Disk management cannot extend to the left. But you can resize active partitions, but like anything, there is always an risk element.

    Depending on how much data is on the second partition, it can also take a bloody long time to do *Wink Macrium wont work unless I resize the OS partition? ;)

    For what you need to do, either look at the free Gparted:
    GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD

    or the not free Paragon partition Manager: (not sure if the trial has the feature you need)
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows | Paragon Software
     
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