Are you having problems cloning your partitioned hard disk for reasons identified but your free cloning software does not do what it is supposed to do?
If you are a novice or someone who does not have time to wonder around problems when duplicating a hard disk drive, here’s an option for you.
Use Macrium Reflect (free ed.) and DriveImage XML (private ed.) disk copying software in tandem. Marium Reflect is good for the root/primary partition copy while I had no problem at all using the DriveImage XML to duplicate the other remaining partitions (even if all are primary and/or target disk drive is of different size). You don’t even need to boot from a USB, no DOS mode like screens, and you can get it done in minutes duplicating a 200gb+ disk drive.
Both Macrium and DriveImage software are do-it-yourself disk copying tool. You wont have much trouble using , the menu options and descriptions are explanatory in itself. But use it at your own risk.