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Windows 7: How to clone a hard drive

06 May 2014   #1
kLN93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to clone a hard drive

I just bought a 1TB hard drive and wanted to know how to clone my operating system and all its data from my old HDD to my new one. I tried using AOMEI backupper. I tried to clone a partition to my new drive but I think I did something wrong, when I go to my computer I can no longer see my 1tb drive and can only see "Copy of C" any help would be appreciated.


I followed these steps: How to Do Partition/Volume Clone, Partition Clone, Volume Clone




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06 May 2014   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you would be better cloning the whole disk, not just doing a partition copy.


http://www.backup-utility.com/features/disk-clone.html


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06 May 2014   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't worry, your new drive is still there. You can only see lettered partitions in explorer view.

You can get the rest going using built in disk mgmt, or a decent partition tool, like the free aomei partition assistant.

Create partitions from the remaining unallocated space on the disk and give them drive letters.

Download Free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard - Magic Partition Manager Freeware
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06 May 2014   #4
kLN93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

is this setup correctly?


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06 May 2014   #5
SIW2

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Looks ok.
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07 May 2014   #6
kLN93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I got a bit of a problem, I removed the factory image partition and when I try to boot now, it says "bootmgr is missing" I can still boot from my other hard drive.
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