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Windows 7: How to clone a drive - When win images will not work?

11 Apr 2013   #1

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How to clone a drive - When win images will not work?

I'm trying to upgrade it to a 256gb SSD from a 64gb SSD on a small Foxconn. The windows image will not work. I setup the unit with a bootable USB thumb drive without any problems and then recently created an image with from the 64gb drive, popped in the 256 SSD and booted from the same USb I used to setup the box. Windows setup software said the image will not work and that I need to boot from a CD to use this image...

Is there an easy way to image the new drive without having to go through the hassle of navigating a windows problem...maybe something that simply lets me swap the date over a USB cable?

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11 Apr 2013   #2

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11 Apr 2013   #3

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Can it do it with the new drive attached with a USB cable?
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11 Apr 2013   #4

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Yup, it works!
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14 Apr 2013   #5

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for another alternative, easeus todo backup have this clone drive feature too.
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14 Apr 2013   #6
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
I setup the unit with a bootable USB thumb drive without any problems and then recently created an image with from the 64gb drive,
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this? Are you making your image to a flash drive? Try using a USB connected ext HDD. It definitely should work.
I've nothing against Macrium by the way. I use it and Windows inbuilt imaging.
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