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Windows 7: Hard Disk Drive

02 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Hard Disk Drive

Hello good day to all,
I need your suggestions or guide how to copy image completely from my old HDD with Windows Vista Home Premium. I want to replace my existing HDD drive with another brand with bigger capacity and then I will upgrade it to Windows 7, my problem is how to copy the original HDD drive image into a new one. Please any help with clear steps to go through would be highly appreciated.

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02 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You could try the Microsoft backup tool, but it didn't seem to be the carbon copy I quite wanted. You could also try 'clonezilla', a free disc imaging tool.
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02 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

there is a good tutorial from out member Kari here
Written for tranferring Windows 7, but should do what you want.
It may be better to just do a full clean install of Windows7, then transfer your data from the Vista hard drive.
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02 Jun 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet

You would be better off doing a data backup of your old drive then doing a clean install of Win 7 to your new drive, reinstalling your apps then restoring your data. It's more work but less trouble prone.
<Oops!> I see Britton30 beat me to this suggestion.
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