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Windows 7: Acronis True Image WD Edition able to clone Win7 32bit?

13 Apr 2010   #1
sanme98

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Acronis True Image WD Edition able to clone Win7 32bit?

Hi All,
Is it Acronis True Image WD Edition Software able to clone Win7 32bit edition to new hardisk? After clone, will Win7 able to start without any problem?

I bought a new larger hd & plan to move my Win7 to new hd & format my old 1.

Thank you.


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13 Apr 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanme98 View Post
Hi All,
Is it Acronis True Image WD Edition Software able to clone Win7 32bit edition to new hardisk? After clone, will Win7 able to start without any problem?

I bought a new larger hd & plan to move my Win7 to new hd & format my old 1.

Thank you.
Yes.

Did it for my 64-bit install. No problems whatsoever.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanme98 View Post
Hi All,
Is it Acronis True Image WD Edition Software able to clone Win7 32bit edition to new hardisk? After clone, will Win7 able to start without any problem?

I bought a new larger hd & plan to move my Win7 to new hd & format my old 1.

Thank you.
I went to the page as shown, is this a fee edition?
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13 Apr 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

As long as drive is WD, then it looks like a good choice.

Cloning normally will copy the MBR, but in case it doesn't boot your Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to recovery tools to run Startup Repair at least 3 separate times to make sure the MBR is intact on Win7. This will always work as long as Win7 is marked active.
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13 Apr 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as drive is WD, then it looks like a good choice.
Yes, very important -- you must have at least one WD drive ... externals count too

The default setting is just to copy the Windows 7 partition. Check the 100MB partition and the Windows 7 partition and copy them both. You should have no problems.
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13 Apr 2010   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Look at the copy and paste from the user manual below.

I take that to mean that it isn't enough for the source drive to be WD brand and that in fact the destination drive must be WD brand.

I have used the product successfully to make images, but have not yet done a restore.

All my drives are WD, so I cannot say for sure if it would fail if a restore or clone were attempted to a Seagate, for instance.

Given the wording, I think one would be foolish to assume it will restore to other brands, but I'd certainly like to see someone step in here and say they have successfully done so.


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13 Apr 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Look at the copy and paste from the user manual below.

I take that to mean that it isn't enough for the source drive to be WD brand and that in fact the destination drive must be WD brand.

I have used the product successfully to make images, but have not yet done a restore.

All my drives are WD, so I cannot say for sure if it would fail if a restore or clone were attempted to a Seagate, for instance.

Given the wording, I think one would be foolish to assume it will restore to other brands, but I'd certainly like to see someone step in here and say they have successfully done so.
In reality, it only requires that one drive within the system be a WD. I used it to restore an image saved on a WD external drive to a Kingston SSD.
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14 Apr 2010   #8
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Friends,
use this. DiscWizard | Seagate


if you have different HDD manuf, just hold alt/T/O
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