troubleshooting Question

Move existing hdd partitions to a smaller hdd

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Hi,

I have a netbook with manufacturer pre-installed partitions (3) on a single hdd and want to replace this slow hard drive with an ssd hard drive.  But the ssd hdd I have bought is smaller (120gb vs 240gb).  The total size of the files within the partitions occupies less than half the space of the destination ssd but so far I have been unable to successful copy the images over.

The (NTFS) partitions total sizes are:
PQSERVICE:12gb
SYSTEM RESET:100mb
Acer Windows 7 Partition: 220GB (containing approx 46gb)

I have been using an application called Paragon Backup and recovery, which seems to allow me to execute, even identifying that the destination drive has less space for the windows partition and setting a smaller (99gb) partition, but it never copies over without crashing.

Any help much appreciated,
Tony
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