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Windows 7: Exact clone of the system drive?


20 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Exact clone of the system drive?

Its been a bit since I was here, But I got a free computer from my work, and I reinstalled windows on it, and its working perfect.
But it has a western digital Green hard drive, which just does not have the speed that I want. Since I have it setup and installed. I would like to just make an exact clone of the hard drive to a faster drive (western digital black)
What would be the best program to do this with, that I wont run into any problems?
Operating system is windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
If there is no way, I guess I could just reinstall on the new drive, as this is a spare, but time is everything.

Thank you.

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21 Jul 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can get the free Western Digital Acronis version which can clone the drive to your new drive

WD Support

Download the manual and look under 15 Transferring the system to a new disk

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/acronis/um.asp

A Guy
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21 Jul 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Another option is Macrium Reflect which can not only clone a drive but make system images.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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21 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richphotos View Post
Its been a bit since I was here, But I got a free computer from my work, and I reinstalled windows on it, and its working perfect.
But it has a western digital Green hard drive, which just does not have the speed that I want. Since I have it setup and installed. I would like to just make an exact clone of the hard drive to a faster drive (western digital black)
What would be the best program to do this with, that I wont run into any problems?
Operating system is windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
If there is no way, I guess I could just reinstall on the new drive, as this is a spare, but time is everything.

Thank you.
If you want speed, pay a little more and get an SSD. You will be amazed at how it speeds up your PC. The programs open in one second. Can't beat that. Newegg has deals all of the time. They had a 120 GB last week for $89 on a one day sale. Keep your eyes open for the sales.
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