Windows 10: Restore system image to a smaller HDD

Discus and support Restore system image to a smaller HDD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I want to restore my system to a new HDD The old drive is 2Tb and the new one is 1Tb. The data on the drive amounts to around 120Gb but the partition... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ChrisMcNicol, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Restore system image to a smaller HDD


    I want to restore my system to a new HDD The old drive is 2Tb and the new one is 1Tb. The data on the drive amounts to around 120Gb but the partition cannot be reduced below 937Gb and my new drive has only 931Gb usable space. I have the same problem trying to clone.


    I've read of people cloning and restoring to much , lower SSD sizes so why can't I, and what can I do?

    :)
     
    ChrisMcNicol, Mar 1, 2019
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  2. how to restore a windows 10 system image to a smaller SSD

    I need to restore a windows 10 system image to a smaller 512Gb SSD Drive.

    Was previously running windows 10 on a Lenova notebook with a 750Gb HD partitioned in active ~250Gb C: with OP system, all programs and data. (Less than 200GB is being used.) The ~500Gb D: partition was used only to store ~25GB of obsolete data.

    After my April 2018 update, I burned a ISO CD, then I also created a system repair disk and system image BU on a 1Tb External HD.(The external 1tb drive is not set as a bootable disk.

    A week later, my HD failed completely. I installed a new 512Gb SSD.

    Problem: A MS error says that I cannot restore the system image to a smaller drive.

    Question: (1) How to restore the system image on the smaller drive; (2) is there 3rd party S/W that will enable me to reduce the size of the system image or restore it to the smaller drive.

    You assistance will be sincerely appreciated.

    Best regards,

    David B.

    L: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
     
    DavidBoswell, Mar 1, 2019
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  3. System Image Problem


    Bill,

    Could you elaborate on the Nick's Data? I've already done a Sys Img to G: drive.
    What is a Belarc Advisor audit?


    Rebooting now to see if drives stay the same.


    --
    Nick
     
    caddman6425, Mar 1, 2019
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    Restore system image to a smaller HDD

    windows 10 restoring system image to smaller ssd faster disk

    Techmajor,

    I once used Acronis True Image to restore a system image from a larger drive onto a smaller SSD. I did this using its normal image restore function and not its cloning function.

    I don't know if
    Macrium Reflect [Free]
    can do this.

    Denis
     
    Tryx3, Mar 1, 2019
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