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September 28, 2012 11:23:32 PM

I recently purchased a 512GB SSD to put in my Asus Zenbook. I tried to clone my old HDD using an Apricorn USB 3.0 cloning cable and software bundle. When I cloned the HDD, it left me with some extra space left over. I wanted to expand the space to increase the total useable space on my computer.


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Now, I am stuck with 4 sections on my SSD, none of which I can change. How can I get to changing these sections and get one large useable partition? Also, when I reformat the SSD, is it possible to just copy and paste a drive to make windows work on it?

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September 30, 2012 7:20:40 AM

no_one11 said:
I recently purchased a 512GB SSD to put in my Asus Zenbook. I tried to clone my old HDD using an Apricorn USB 3.0 cloning cable and software bundle. When I cloned the HDD, it left me with some extra space left over. I wanted to expand the space to increase the total useable space on my computer.

http://noone11.com/img/ssd.png
http://noone11.com/img/ssd.png


Now, I am stuck with 4 sections on my SSD, none of which I can change. How can I get to changing these sections and get one large useable partition? Also, when I reformat the SSD, is it possible to just copy and paste a drive to make windows work on it?

Thank You


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You can use a linux live disk or USB flashdrive to move the reserved partition and resize the windows partition to fill the drive with gparted or a partition editor but that would take all night.

Alternatively, you could delete the reserved partition and resize the windows partition to fill the drive. (you would loose out on those backed up drivers and any direct2disk restore you might have on that reserve partition. You can clone a backup of this partition with Redo Backup & Restore, a free app.)

Or there is always the option of inserting your Windows CD, erasing everything and starting fresh.

I Would recommend System Rescue CD @ http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

Linux Live USB Creator for making bootable CDs / DVDs / USB / memory cards @ http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download
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September 30, 2012 7:26:10 PM

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