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Sorry if I put this in the wrong forum, wasn't sure if it should go under hard drives, OS, or other software.

I just want to make sure Clonezilla will do what I want it to when my new hard drive arives. Will I be able to simply move my Windows install to a bigger hard drive with no complications?

I wanted to test out cloning it to my external drive, but it said that it would have to wipe everything off that drive. I was under the impression I could just make a back up image to restore Windows from whenever I want. I'm assuming this is just me being a stupid user. I've never cloned hard drives before.

EDIT: I figured out how to just make an image of the partition, but it has brought up another question. There are two windows partitions, the one windows is installed on, and a small 100MB one. Does the 100MB need to be backed up as well?
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Yes you can CLONE one drive to another with Clonezilla, but it will indeed erase everything on the destination drive (the one it is Cloning to).

I've never used it to create an backup image on another drive though. Hopefully someone who has used it for that will be along soon to answer that part for you.
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Yes you can CLONE one drive to another with Clonezilla, but it will indeed erase everything on the destination drive (the one it is Cloning to).
Just to make sure...
If I clone Windows from a 250GB drive to a 1TB drive is Windows going to see the full hard drive, or be stuck in a 250GB partition?
    
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It depends on how you configure it. If you let it do all of the configuration for you then it will use the entire new drive. You can manually adjust it to make it the same size as the original or any size large enough to hold the contents of the original drive. By that I mean if your 250gig drive is only using say 140gigs with 110 gigs of free space you could manually configure Clonezilla to make the partition on the new 1TB drive to be any size between app. 150gig and 1TB in size.
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Thanks for your explanation. +rep to you

Sounds like letting Clonezilla do all the configuring will result in exactly what I was hoping for.
    
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