unable to restore to smaller drive
I've been using Acronis for over 8 years, but I still manage to get flummoxed when using the recovery boot DVD. I am trying to restore a Windows 7 C: drive that was 1TB, but only a fraction of that space was used. It had 3 partitions:
NTFS C:, partition size: 826.4G, used: 122.2G
NTFS D:, partition size: 11.16G, used: 10.1G
NTFS (SYSTEM) partition size: 100M, used 61.57M
I am trying to restore to a 329G drive. According to this kb article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/2770, "Resizing all partitions proportionally during restore: ... All the partitions will be restored proportionally to fit in the new hard drive automatically." But it's not.
It does partition 1-1 (SYSTEM) and allocates 100M. Then for "Settings of Partition C", I Change location, 'New location', and select the 'Unallocated' type and it allocated all remaining 329G to the C partition. "Free space after: 0 bytes". When I next try to change the location for Partition D:, there is nothing left to click on.
If, for partition C: I "Change Default Partition Size" and manually allocate 100M for "Free space after", it does show that free space on the Partition Size, but when I next try to allocation Partition D:, the "unallocated" partition is grayed out and I cannot select it.
What am I doing wrong? How to I allocate my partitions correctly?