Moving "C" partition from Dell drive to new Seagate Drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rdulay8, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. rdulay8

    rdulay8 Registered Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    Hi, I am currently using a Dell e1505 laptop, that came with a 5400rpm, 60gb hard drive. I only have 6gb of free space left, because my "C" partition is only 37gb. The rest is called a "Backup" partition which I have no use for.

    My question is this: I bought a new 7200rpm, 100gb Seagate hard drive, and currently have it in an external enclosure. I would like to clone the "C" partition (which is all I need) to the new drive, and have the rest be free space. I do not want to copy the backup partition over. I am having trouble doing this with Acronis True Image. Can you guys help walk me through what I need to do in order to acheive my goal? Thanks in advance!

  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello rdulay8,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that it's only possible to clone the entire drive. In your case we may recommend you to create a backup of only your C: partition, and then restore it onto your new drive. The backup can be stored on any media (another hard drive, network share, removable media). You could also create a temporarily partition on the new drive and store the backup file there.

    As a result of omitting the "Backup" partition, you might need fix MBR of the new drive after restoration using either Windows installation disk, or the method described in Acronis Help Post.

    Please also have a look at this article and also the thread Brian K pointed to for necessary preparations and precautions.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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