If the partition-size of the clean 32-bit installation is less than the partition-size of the image you are trying to write to it, it's not possible to do what you are trying to do.
The partition-size of the clean 32-bit installation must be equal to or greater than the partition-size of the image you want to write to it.
I realise I have assumed the nature of your problem to be one of partition-size when it may have nothing to do with that. It was, however, something I thought might be relevant after reading the details of your post. My apologies if your problem is caused by something else.