Monday, May 28, 2012

Windows 7 & Restoring an Image

I just discovered that if you make a backup image in Windows 7 using the built in backup utility, and you try to restore this image to a smaller hard drive, it will not work.

It seems obvious, but I didn't think this would be a problem because although I was moving from a 500GB drive to a 320GB drive, the amount of space used was only 65GB.

Note: Clonezilla also balked at the notion of cloning to a smaller drive.  I should have known.

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