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Upgrade Win 8.1 from 500gb HD to 128gb SSD asstd questions

  1. #11


    My comment on using MR was to do an image backup to an external drive.

    However, you could conceivably "clone" the first three partitions of your HDD to the SSD -- since they add up to less than 256GB.

    That said, I don't have experience with UEFI, so I can't tell you for sure.

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  2. #12


    Ok, so successfully cloned using Todo, and all is up and running - however, it says my recovery partition is 102gb? Is this right? I see the correct 20gb is used but why is it so big total, and isn't that taking away from my regular C drive? This is the DM now:

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  3. #13


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    Yup, you cloned it.. Same stuff different drive..

    When your ready to fix the mess - refer to my posts
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  4. #14


    Right, but why isnt the recovery partition just the 20gb or so of used space that it was before? Is that 80gb of empty space on D drive accessible to me?

    Thanks! Glad I did it, this thing is FAST...booted in like 20 seconds vs almost 2 1/2 mins before!
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    that 80GB drive d was added to the recovery partition - thus now 100GB
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  6. #16


    Right but why - and is that not usable space now? I assumed all empty space would be on my C drive...did something go wrong?
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  7. #17


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    The recovery method I suggested would of Resized all your Partitions to the needed size and saved you a lot of disk space..

    Your 650MB partition would be about 305MB - your 260MB would of been 100MB and the recovery partition would of been just the size needed for the recovery image (about 10GB) - And you would of gained a lot of space for C.. D is really a wasted partition because it is a data partition.. If the drive ever failed your data would be gone anyway with it.. So drive D or Data drive should be another drive altogather anyway
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  8. #18


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    You may have even broken the link to the factory recovery and thus without more configuring not even have a viable recovery
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  9. #19


    Unfortunately in that short time I had to work on it and couldn't wipe so had to clone instead ;(

    Ugh - so how can I fix this? Can I re do it with Todo and have it correctly move that space over? By default it selected all partitions, but should I have de selected the recovery one before cloning? I did select optimize for SSD.

    Thanks!

    (HP is mailing me a recovery USB so I assume I don't even need an internal recovery partition - is that right?)
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    Sorry, I do not use Third Party Software.. Nor have I ever recommended it, nor will I..

    I use Microsoft and windows software for everything..
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