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Cloning clone partition partitions a window 7 OS hard drive moving to a bigger hard drive and having problems

Dell Inspiron 1720 running windows 7 with a small hard drive.  Want to move to a bigger hard drive.  Thought it would be easy, but problems so far

The original OEM drive has 4 partions 2 small ones, then the ntfs c drive then a 'mediarecovery' partition.

Using shadow protect ,I imaged each partition.

I restored all 4 partitions and when that didn't work restored just the c drive.  I'd get 0xc000225 error I think both times.  


Then I tried  drive image XML which took 9 hours to clone the one partition to the other (90gb data  on 100gb drive to a new 500gb hard drive.

Any advice what apps and settings I need to be able to clone the bootable portion and have it work?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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ShadowProtect is a paid product and driveimage xml is on that free list. any thoughts on why I can't get it to be bootable after 3 attempts? Should I skip the 3 utility / restore partitions and just focus on the 1 NTFS C partition? Or carry those partitions along?
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By the way, I am running paragon on an XP box, but the drive I am copying is from win 7 64 bit os.

should that matter / affect the end result?
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nobus: thanks.  I had wound up downloading paragon backup and restore trial, that took overnight to copy then wanted to reboot into its own OS and I got an error (think I might have bumped one of the drives.  Both are connected with sata to usb adapters externally (part of the cause of hours to do this?

I started again today on a test xp machine, connecting both via internal sata cables with the computer cover off.

still using backup and recovery 12 trial.  But people here and website talk of partition manager.  I downloaded trial of that.  it's running the backup and restore 12 trial (seems complete, just will stop working in 30 days?).  I would buy it or patition manager if this would do what I want.  and partition manager comes as 10 day use also.

but can't see what these 2 different trials will or won't do compared to paid version.
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