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Brian_K
Posts: 5,700
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

OK. Let's shrink Win7 to 200 GB. Diskpart can't do this and you will need extra software.

 

Download BootIt BM. There is a 30 day trial usage. Unzip the file and make a boot CD.

 
 double click makedisk.exe, next
 dot in BootIt Bare Metal, next
 dot in I accept the agreement, next
 don't select Image for DOS (GUI), next
 dot in Mouse Support Enabled, next
 dot in VESA Video, next
 dot in Video Mode 1024*768 - 64K Colors, next
 dot in Partition Work (Don't put a dot in Normal), next
 don't choose any Device Options, next
 tick in Enable USB 1.1 (UHCI), next
 tick in Align Partitions at 2KiB
 tick in Use Windows 7 MBR, next
 ignore Additional bootitbm.ini Options, next
 select your CD burner drive letter (you can use a CD-RW or a CD-R disc)
 Finish

 

More shortly. Let me know when you have the CD.

 

 

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,700
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


TheElder777 wrote:

Why would I expand my original Win7 partition after copying it? I thought I would just format or erase everything on my original HDDs..


Sure. That's OK.

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TheElder777
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

is it possible to make a boot usb? I don't have empty disks.

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TheElder777
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Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

I just installed and I got prompted with a "MakeDisk-Image for DOS v2" wizard.

I click next.

I accept agreement

I get a "Device and Checkbox option (optional)" menu. Assuming i don't need any of them I leave them all unticked and click next

I get a "Global geometry and MBR options (optional)" menu. Assuming i don't need any of them I leave them all unticked and click next

I get a "Additional IFD.INI Options (optional)" menu. Assuming i don't need any of them I leave everything blanck and click next

Then it says select target...

 

I have no idea what i'm doing or what to do.. I was hoping we didn't have to resort to third party sofware. 

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


TheElder777 wrote:

Then it says select target...

 


That is the drive letter of your burner.

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TheElder777
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Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


Brian_K wrote:

TheElder777 wrote:

Then it says select target...

 


That is the drive letter of your burner.


By burner you mean cd drive?

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


TheElder777 wrote:

I just installed and I got prompted with a "MakeDisk-Image for DOS v2" wizard.




It shouldn't say Image for DOS. Did you download BootIt BM?

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

[ Edited ]

Yes, CD drive. But you may have the wrong download.

 

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-bootit-bare-metal.htm

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TheElder777
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

Oops, I downloaded the wrong one, you were right. Thanks. Let me give this another try.

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TheElder777
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

[ Edited ]

Brian_K wrote:

OK. Let's shrink Win7 to 200 GB. Diskpart can't do this and you will need extra software.

 

Download BootIt BM. There is a 30 day trial usage. Unzip the file and make a boot CD.

 
 double click makedisk.exe, next
 dot in BootIt Bare Metal, next
 dot in I accept the agreement, next
 don't select Image for DOS (GUI), next
 dot in Mouse Support Enabled, next
 dot in VESA Video, next
 dot in Video Mode 1024*768 - 64K Colors, next
 dot in Partition Work (Don't put a dot in Normal), next
 don't choose any Device Options, next
 tick in Enable USB 1.1 (UHCI), next
 tick in Align Partitions at 2KiB
 tick in Use Windows 7 MBR, next
 ignore Additional bootitbm.ini Options, next
 select your CD burner drive letter (you can use a CD-RW or a CD-R disc)
 Finish

 

More shortly. Let me know when you have the CD.

 

 


Where you said: "tick in Align Partitions at 2KiB
that would be the equivelent of: "Align partitions on 2048 Sectors" right? or would it be:

"Align partitions on cylinder?"