I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the whole drive (sda to sdb).
Now I would like to copy Windows from a HDD to a SDD. My SSD ist only 120 GB while the HDD is 500 GB. Obviously I can't copy the whole HDD drive as it is too big. Therefore I have reduced the size of the Windows System Partition to 70 GB.
The problem is now, that I still can't copy the whole drive itself, as it has 105 MB System reserved partition, 70 GB Windows System partition and circa 420 GB on a free partition.
I would now need to copy sda1 (system reserved) and sda2 (Windows partition) at the same time (and disregard the rest) to sdb (unpartition SSD).
When I copy a whole SSD drive to another SSD Windows is starting perfectly, but how can I copy the proper image (MBR, system reserverd and Windows partition) from a much bigger HDD to a smaller SDD?
Thanks for helping Felix