Cloning a 2004 installation to larger drive.


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Version 2004 has changed the default order of UEFI partitions on a new install as

1 - EFI
2 - MSR​
3 - C Drive
4 - Recovery Partition

So now if I decide to install some stuff and later clone to a larger drive, I cannot see how to automatically expand the C drive to fill the drive as the Recovery Part​ition gets in the way.

I can sort it easily enough using tool like Minitool Partition Wizard afterwards but is there  a way to expand the C Drive automatically whilst cloning.

I know I can do it by changing order of partition (putting Recovery before C drive by drag and drop) but that will create later issues as 2004 expects the recovery partition to be after the C drive now and you end up with two recovery partitions (which is why ​2004 order was changed to stop this).​​​​​​​​
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I don't have the details handy but it's very easy to reassign the Recovery Partition within Windows if you decide to move it.  If you need them, I can dig them up...
Edited 27 July 2020 12:34 PM by Froggie
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Froggie - 27 July 2020 12:33 PM
I don't have the details handy but it's very easy to reassign the Recovery Partition within Windows if you decide to move it.  If you need them, I can dig them up...

I have worked it out how to do it.

You drag and drop 1st three ​partitions, then select extended properties for C drive and change its size, leaving unallocated space after it equivalent to 4th partition size. Then drag and drop final partition.

It is a little clunky but does the job, especially if you had more than one partition after C Drive as you would have to add up sizes.  It would be nice for Reflect to have an option to do this automatically​.​​​
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