Moving Windows 7 from a 40GB SSD to a 120GB SSD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have restored Windows 7 from a disk image created by the os to a 120GB SSD from a 40GB ssd.  Everything went smoothly until I looked at the C: drive and Windows 7 says it is the same size as my old disk with only 2GB available.  How can I get it to recognize the additional space on the new disk?

    Ben Joseph

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:47 PM


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  • How did you backup the old SSD disk and restore on new HDD.



    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:08 PM
  • I used windows 7 and made a disc image that I saved to my storage drive.  I made a restore cd and booted from that and used it to restore the image onto the new ssd.



    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:17 PM
  • Is it possible that the new drive is just partitioned wrong?  And I can just expand the partition?  It would be nice if it were something easy like that.
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:24 PM
  • Try this

    1. shrinks the disk, just a little
    2. re-expand the disk to the previous size
    3. check the size


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    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:03 PM
  • if that doesn't work, get hirens bootable live cd, boot to the seagate disc wizard, and purchase a $40 HD docking bay, and clone the drives, over, and in the cloning GUI wizard, will have reportion configuration page. good luck.
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:35 PM
  • Assuming there are no other partitions located "after" the Windows 7 partition then just extend the partition into the unallocated space.

    How to Extend a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

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    • Marked as answer by Laphroaig21 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:43 PM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:17 AM
  • I would prefer offline tool to resize boot partition:




    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:58 AM
  • Thanks!  I used Aomei Partition Assistant.


    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:44 PM
  • Go to 1>Control Panel -->System & Security --> System Management Tools->Clean Disk  C:

             2>Control Panel -->System & Security --> System Management Tools->defragmentation Disk C:

             3>Control Panel -->System & Security --> backup Computer -->Create System Recovery Disk -> DVD / CD / Flash Drives

            4>Backup Whole System Disk to Protable HD

            5> Power off PC

            6> Replace SSD (120G)       

            7> Reboot PC --> Set Boot to System Recovery Disk

            8> Backup System to New SSD

            9> Remove Recovery Disk

          10> Reboot PC

          11> GO TO Control Panel -->System & Security -->  System Management Tools -->Ceate & Format Hard Disk Partition ----> Disk Management --> Right Click System Disk --> Extend Disk

         12> Reboot PC

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:29 AM