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Windows 7: Trouble Cloning Windows 7 64 bit to another drive

12 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Trouble Cloning Windows 7 64 bit to another drive

Hello Seven Forums,

I've been reading a lot of info on the boards but still haven't found the best way for me to accomplish cloning a Windows 7 64bit installation to another HDD. Let me explain my set up so my task makes more sense.

I bought a all the parts for a custom build machine for my home office and then doubled the parts. Same CPU/RAM/MOBO/HDD (seagate 1TB) for software startup with my friend. For my office I want want two machines set up the same way (dev kits/etc)

I have one machine set up exactly how I want it. 2 Partitions, no system reserved partition (since i choose the partition to install during set up) The first partition contains the OS/Dev tools/settings/etc. the other is for build data and I don't care if it changes and doesn't need to be cloned or backed up.

What is the best way to clone Computer A's Partition 1 (with windows7) to Computer B's Partition 1?

Right now I have them in the same machine on the SATA bus but when I try Clonezilla to clone parts I can't get windows to boot on the other drive. Is it better to use GParted for this?

Anyways, I had ghost a long time ago working great but thats pretty outdated now. Thanks for any help or advice.

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 Trouble Cloning Windows 7 64 bit to another drive




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