I own a Dell XPS 15 9530 that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed on a 32gb mSATA. It's OEM, so no windows discs
I wish to substitute the 32gb mSATA with a 240gb mSATA, but I'm not having any luck doing so.
I initially attempted to do this via the Dell Backup and Recovery system, making a recovery disc on USB and creating a system image on a 500gb usb drive. However when attempting to do this, the Dell Backup and Recovery doesn't recognise the system image / won't let me proceed.
So I next tried doing it the windows way, making a recovery disc and creating a system image. However windows then prevented me from booting / restoring the system image, saying it was a EFI (or UEFI) system image and that Windows could only restore a BIOS image.
I've also previously tried the whole process above using Paragon Disk Manager 14, but without success.
so i've cloned the mSATA drive, swapped them over, and all is booting okay.
However, two new issues:
- 1) Its telling me Intel Rapid Start Technology is no longer enabled (and it's greyed out in the bios)
2) My 1TB HDD is no longer visible in explorer / disk manager
To provide additional context, when I cloned the original 32gb mSATA drive containing the OS, I believe it was in RAID configuration with the 1TB HDD - in fact it must have been, because the size of the cloned drive was around 150gb.
So my queries are:
a) How do I get Intel Rapid Start Technology starting again
b) How do I get my 1TB HDD back
c) (and ideally) How do I bring the size down of the cloned drive (presumably I can just find and delete everything bar the OS files)