I want to move my windows partition to another drive that is already partitioned (including a 100 mb partition at the start of the disk and a partition of the same size as the original windows partition).

Making a system restore image (using the official windows tools) doesn't let me select a partition and I don't want to re-install my other operating system on the other partitions.
Is it possible to just move it the the new partition and fix the boot errors using a windows repair disk??


The best option would be to use a cloning software to clone the one drive over to the other (Something like norton ghost or Clonezilla would do it).

After the cloning operation is done you can expand the partition to fit the entire size of the disk using computer management -> then disk management tools in the control panel.

AFAIK you can't use a windows repair disk to do this.

  • I know I can do this but I don't want the partition to use the entire disk but just that one partition of the same size as the original – Arno van der Weijden Dec 22 '14 at 14:15
  • Ok, I'm not sure I understand the question then. So you want the new hard drive to have the same partition size as the old one? – Arthur Dec 22 '14 at 14:17
  • I want to move my windows partition to a partition on another disk of the same size. the problem is that the new partition isn't at the same location on the disk and a windows image or a disk clone tool doesn't allow me to move the content of the old partition to the new partition. – Arno van der Weijden Dec 22 '14 at 14:19
  • That won't work. You can't copy a partition into a partition. You can only move the contents of a partition into a partition, and that's not a good idea with a windows installation as permissions may get messed up in the move and will probably leave you with a unbootable system. – Arthur Dec 22 '14 at 14:24
  • That's probably the best way to do it. If you use a clone tool you can move the location and size of the partition after the fact too. food for thought. – Arthur Dec 22 '14 at 14:28

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