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#28332 26-Nov-2008 18:52
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Been trying to get this done all day so it's time to ask :)

I've got XP installed on a 20GB HDD and I need to clone that drive onto a 10GB drive. The 20GB drive is only 20% full so it will fit easy on the 10GB.

I'm trying to find CD bootable cloning software that will allow me to do this. I can't load the OS and run driving cloning software (seems like there's lots of apps that can do that), so it has to be a live CD/bootable CD thing.

I've tried Clonezilla which would have worked but it does not support large HDD -> small HDD.
I've seen some references in threads I found via google that Ghost 2003 can do it, but that s/w is no longer for sale in NZ.

Does anyone know what else I could use? I have a large USB HDD so if I boot to some imaging software and write and image to my USB drive and then restore it to the blank HDD that would be ok as well.


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  #180512 26-Nov-2008 19:54
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try acronis true image? can be bought online.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #180628 27-Nov-2008 10:45
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There is free software out there that will shrink partitions, then you should be able to clone it easily using other free products.

How is the partition formatted? NTFS, FAT32..?

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