Partition size when cloning

brucehot

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I am running Windows Xp on an older dell PC

I used EaseUs to try to clone the new drive - but when I go to create a partition, it simply copies the existing size of the all the data on the old drive; the old one is 80 gig and the new one is 120gig.

I know EaseUs has a slider button to specify the size of the new partition but it doesn't work.

I assume I have missed something in the directions because EaseUs is supposed to be easy

Any ideas?

Thanks!!!!


 

brucehot

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Neither -I first set new partition on the new disk - and it showed 111 gigs. there were 3 other partitions very small; two were logical only.

And then I used the clone command and i got an exact clone, I guess

this happened earlier and I felt first setting the new partition to maximum and then cloning would work - worng

What should i do as I have a 70 gig and a 32 gig partition? Use disk and parititon backup only?

Thanks

Bruce







 

chesteracorgi

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If you clone a drive, you can later adjust the partition size with Partition Wizard.

In cloning a drive you cannot change the size of the sectors or the partition.

Clone your drive, get Partition Wizard from Download.com and readjust your partition size to suit your needs. You could even dcreate another partition on the unused space on the drive containing the clone.