Mirage migration of XP to Win7 – fails due to low in system space?

Scenario
This is one of many scenarios that you may come across in your WinXP to Win7 migration project/POC. You turn on migration using VMware Mirage and the migration fails in the middle due to source machine WinXP is low in free system disk space. What do you? Extend C drive (if disk type is simple and not dynamic) using one of the free tools available in the market.
EASEUS Partition Master (Home Edition) 
Paragon Partition Manager Express
Workaround/Resolution
Personally I’ve used partition manager tool from EASEUS. It is simple. Follow the below steps to extend C/system drive in your WinXP:
1) Back up your windows XP machine using the tool or using windows native NETBACKUP utility.
2) Add a new disk to your windows XP machine and/or shrink alternate data drive and extend C/system drive following the steps mentioned here – http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/help/resizing-and-moving-partition.htm
3) Download/install EASEUS partition manager tool in your windows XP machine.
4) Open the tool, highlight C/system drive
5) Drag the tool bar till the end to cover the entire unallocated disk space (from the newly added disk drive)
6) Click OK and Apply changes. 
NOTE: Ensure ‘Shutdown the computer after changes applied’ is checked.
7) Power on the XP machine and you can see the C/system drive extended!

P.S. : For dynamic disk, you need to purchase the EASEUS parition manager Professional version.

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About cloudray

Predominantly based around Virtualization, but will include other technology related information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy to me at some point in the future, and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words. I'm Pushpal Ray, from India. As a certified VCP3/4/5 professional, I am currently working as an Independent Consultant. Over 10 years of IT-industry experience, currently focused around the Desktop Virtualization(End-User Computing). I also have extensive experience in Windows Administration, Datacenter Migration, Workload profiling & benchmarking. At my leisure, I enjoy hiking, running, photography, spend hours in my fav coffee shop & spend quality time with my wife. Occasionally, catch up with few friends for a drink!
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