How to manually prepare partitions when using WinToHDD to install or clone Windows?

Updated on June 11, 2019 by Admin to Windows Deployment Tool

When you use WinToHDD to install or clone Windows, you can select a partitioning scheme to allow WinToHDD to automatically format the target hard disk. In some cases, however, you may want to use a special partition layout scheme to suit your situation, in which case you need to manually prepare the partitions on the target hard disk. This user guide focuses on how to manually prepare partitions on the target hard disk when using WinToHDD to install or clone Windows, so please read this guide carefully.

 

How to manually prepare partitions when using WinToHDD to install or clone Windows?

Tips:
  1. Both the system and boot partition must be primary partition, and we recommend using Windows built-in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to partition and format the disk. If you use a third-party partitioning tool to format the partitions, Windows may not boot properly.
  2. The destination boot partition must be 20% larger than the used space on source boot partition.
  3. If the destination system partition is FAT32 format, then it must be greater than or equal to 40 MB and less than or equal to 32 GB. (The recommended size is 500 MB.)
  4. If you have formatted the wrong hard disk, you can use our Free Data Recovery Software Hasleo Data Recovery to recover your lost files.