New Restoration of an image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by vampyrus, Dec 2, 2005.

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  1. vampyrus

    vampyrus Registered Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone could help me.
    I have an image of my 40GB hard drive and I have just purchased a 200GB hard drive that I now have a 90GB partition on it which I wish to use for windows XP. Am I able to restore the image of the 40GB drive onto the 90GB partition or must it be installed onto a partition that is the same size as the one it originated on o_O
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello vampyrus,

    No, it doesn't need to be the same size as long as the destination partition is larger than the in-use data contained on the original source partition/drive. However, make sure you image the whole of the original disk in order to ensure the MBR is included in the image. Also, depending on the partition layout of the original 40GB disk, you may be left with 50GB of unallocated space after the restore. In which case you may want to read an earlier reply of mine in this previous thread titled <New HD image from CDs> on how to recover the unallocated space without use of partition management software.

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  3. vampyrus

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    ok thanks

    is there any other way to recover the other 50GB of unallocated space, for example using partition magic or anything like that or is the solution you pointed me to the only one there is ??
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Programs such as Acronis Disk Director Suite or Partition Magic will be able to recover the unallocated space very easily. The procedure I proposed is for use by those that don't have ready access to such programs.

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  5. vampyrus

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    okay cool,
    I have partition magic 8 but not acronis disk director

    thanks again
     
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