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Creating a Windows backup system image from a cloned drive

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July 3, 2014 8:31:33 AM

The original drive was 60 gigs, I replaced it with a 1 terabyte WD drive using WD cloning software. Works beautifully except Windows back up tells me I do not have sufficient space to create a shadow file. The external hard drive has 907 gigs free. The internal around 990 gigs free.

Do I need to do something to get Windows backup to recognise the primary drive is no longer 60 gigs?

I'd prefer to stay with a Windows backup system image if possible to keep everything as basic as possible on the system.. Reliability is important for this system.

Thanks John
a b $ Windows 7
July 3, 2014 8:43:55 AM

What version of Windows? Win7 backup has the annoying "feature" that it won't do an image backup to a drive that's smaller than the drive being backed up, even if the drive being backed up only has 60 GB of stuff on it.

So I use EASEUS ToDo backup - free.
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July 4, 2014 7:23:38 AM

I love Win 7 features, at least I know what the problem is.

Thanks John
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July 4, 2014 9:15:45 AM

Correction that wasn't the problem, it still doesn't work even with a back up drive of 2 gigs.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 7, 2014 6:14:27 AM

You can remove my Best Answer, then. Try Easeus or some other 3d party solution.
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July 7, 2014 9:13:07 AM

I'm not sure how to remove a best answer tag. Currently I'm running checkdisk and investigating a hidden partition.

Thanks John
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