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Hello,

A few days ago I bought my Dad a SSD (128GB Crucial M4) to use as a boot drive in place of a 300GB Velociraptor. The thing is he doesn't want to lose any data and wants his current setup reimaged onto the SSD. I thought this would be easily done using the Windows 7 backup/restore function since he's only using about 50GB of space on the 300GB VR. But it won't work because the difference in partition size (279GB vs 108GB). I tried shrinking the partition on the Raptor using Windows but it would only go as low as 208GB.

Is there any program or way in Windows to shrink the partition further so it would fit on the SSD? Or is there a program that would do the reimaging regardless of the difference in partition size?

Thanks
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Acronis True image can i think
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Acronis True image can i think
Thanks for the suggestion I could give that one a try.
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norton ghost should allow you to image just the data portion of the drive. or what rayleyne said
    
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If you don't want any problems use this:

http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/p...ndex.html?dd=1

Don't use Acronis.

O&O is a 1-click process, and it fully supports SSD's. They have a trial version.
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acronis will do what you are looking for
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If you don't want any problems use this:

http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/p...ndex.html?dd=1

Don't use Acronis.

O&O is a 1-click process, and it fully supports SSD's. They have a trial version.
Thanks I'll give that a try, looks like a nice program.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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acronis will do what you are looking for
Here's the feature page for Acronis:

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...mage/#benefits

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...mage/#features

Care to show me where the word "SSD" shows up?

There is a workaround/kludge to get it to work properly with SSD's, but that's not the point here.

EDIT: Here's the requirements page, again no mention of SSD's.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../#requirements
Edited by Sheyster - 8/17/11 at 9:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster View Post
Here's the feature page for Acronis:

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...mage/#benefits

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...mage/#features

Care to show me where the word "SSD" shows up?

There is a workaround/kludge to get it to work properly with SSD's, but that's not the point here.

EDIT: Here's the requirements page, again no mention of SSD's.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../#requirements

where does it say it DOESNT work with SSD.
    
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