[aklug] Re: [NUGA] Copying Windows System to Smaller Drive

From: Jeremy Austin <jhaustin@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 10:27:37 AKST

I recommend gparted. If you change the number and/or order of partitions,
you may need to manually edit BOOT.INI


On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Christopher Howard <
christopher@alaskasi.com> wrote:

> I've got to copy a hard drive with a Windows system on it onto a smaller
> (replacement) hard drive. My approach was to just shrink the C: partition
> down small enough so that everything would fit on the smaller drive, and
> then just do a block-level copy with dd. Seems simple enough. The only
> oddity is that, for whatever reason, Windows install puts the 1GB Recovery
> Partition /after/ C: partition, so that after shrinking C: partition, there
> is like 70 GB of unallocated space between them, and the Recovery Partition
> is stuck way at the far end of the drive, foiling my plans.
> Can I just delete that Recovery Partititon? Windows Disk Management tool
> won't allow me to do it, but I'm sure my tools will. Personally, I don't
> care about having a Recovery Partition because I just I use my custom-made
> LXDE/Debian usb stick to do recoveries.
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