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    MD
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    I notice I have the C: in the desktop and have reserved besides the C: in the laptop. Does this mean that when I try to recover an image to the desktop containing only the C; I won't be able to?
    I only have one partition or drive in each.

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    Hello Peter,

    Could you post some screenshots showing this to see if it may help more?
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    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    drives necessary to transfer image to new drive


    Hello Brink
    These are shots of the desktop-I am going to the laptop now to post those two so you can compare so please give me a minute. I have imaged both pcs with Macrium free since Acronis dropped my license (2010).
    Peter
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    other two shots


    These are from the laptop showing the difference in discs.
    This is in regard to being able to transfer an image from the external drive to a new hard drive.

    May I ask why I could use paint for the desktop but had to try to use Word for the laptop as paint would not work for the laptop? As the Word is not viewable I can only tell you it has 2 drives one called system reserved.
    Last edited by Peter2; 20 Feb 2013 at 13:27. Reason: cannot upload
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    Does mspaint.exe not run on the laptop at all? If not, then you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help.

    You're good to go to be able to restore a system image on the desktop and laptop. A system image will include all system drives and partitions by default.

    On the desktop, it just looks like you installed Windows 8 on a formatted drive to not get a 350 MB "System Reserved" partition. A system image created on this desktop will only include the C: partition, and is what will be restored.

    On the laptop, it looks like Windows 8 was installed on an unallocated drive (no partitions) to have a 350 MB "System Reserved" partition created automatically along with the C: partition. A system image created on this laptop will include both partitions, and both will be restored.

    The blue Note box under step 8 in the tutorial below can give you a bit more details about the "System Reserved" partition during installation.

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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    recover images


    Hello Brink
    That is great news about the transfer ability for both pcs.

    The referral was very informative and a concise version will go to my" learning" folder.

    I have resolved the 'paint' issue. It was an error I made not the pc as I was in a hurry to get the shots to you.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to clear this up.
    Peter
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    You're most welcome Peter.
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    MD
    Posts : 865
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    reiterate


    Hello brink
    I apologize for pestering but I am hung up a bit reading the tutorial.

    I have a single partition with the C: drive but I think had a reserved partition.

    When I am deleting partitions until I get to the one that says unallocated 90GB [for example], is it true that I should not format and that the reserved partition will be kept as well as Win 8 that I put on the unallocated partition?

    I think I lost the reserved partition on the desktop by clicking format.

    A simple set up like mine would not need formatting, correct?

    Peter
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    No worries Peter.

    Go ahead and post a screenshot of Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) showing the full layout of the hard drive for this to see what the issue may be.

    Were you wanting to do a clean install, or restore a created system image from the desktop to the desktop?
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    clean install


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries Peter.

    Go ahead and post a screenshot of Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) showing the full layout of the hard drive for this to see what the issue may be.

    Were you wanting to do a clean install, or restore a created system image from the desktop to the desktop?
    >>I read the tutorial over and over and I was just wondering if you had both a C: and a recovery partition would you just delete till there is an unallocated partition you put Win 8 on then 'next' it?
    A clean install would not involve a format is what I am getting at.

    The shot is desktop with one disc but the laptop which my wife is using has another disc or partition called reserved. It is the laptop with both partitions that I am asking about so I don't lose that reserved partition.
    Usually I am ok with this but I am a bit red faced on this issue.
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