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Windows 7: Tricky cloning question to SSD drive -

31 Oct 2012   #61

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
attached disk manag. 500gb
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7820506/Alt...anag%20500.jpg
yes, all on sata port.
i don't know which software use.. i have paragon, norton, easeus installed...
do you think is better to make an os partition that will fitting in ssd?
I use macrium reflect free. Experts recommend it.
Imaging with free Macrium
Be sure you make the winpe rescue disk, not the linux one! The linux one cannot resize on restore

Note   Note
The production of the WinPE recovery CD (which is highly recommended) may take up to 3 hours because Macrium needs to download the 1.7GB WAIK (Windows Application Installation Kit). For your convenience I have uploaded a ready made .iso of the WinPE recovery disc. That can be downloaded in appr. 8 minutes which clearly beats the WAIK download. Once you downloaded and unzipped the folder, you can burn it directly to a CD with e.g. ImgBurn.

Here is the link to my Skydrive site.

I draw your attention to the fact that this WinPE CD can also be used to make images. That may be convenient in case you do not want to install Macrium on your PC.


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31 Oct 2012   #62

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why do you prefer macrium? have plus option? you use it? whY?
Why use rescue disc? in which moment?
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31 Oct 2012   #63

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
why do you prefer macrium? have plus option? you use it? whY?
Why use rescue disc? in which moment?
I prerefer macrium reflect free because
  • it's free
  • it's simple
  • it's flexible (partitions can be resized on restore. And placed on another place on disk)
  • it remembers partition type (logical or primary) and if it was active or not.
  • It has an option "Fix Boot Problems" on rescue disk. Although I never had to use it because of this Understanding Disk IDs
  • images you make can be mounted as virtual disk. So you can browse through the files and copy some files as well (instead of restoring whole image)
    How to browse an Image or 'File and Folder' Backup in Windows Explorer (for macrium V4 but V5 is the same)
  • backups can be made from within a live system. It takes a snapshot as it is the moment you start it. You can work on if backup is busy
rescue disc should be made prior to using it LOL ;-)
Of course you can't restore the C-drive if booted from C-drive! So you have to boot from DVD instead. The rescue DVD will boot a mini windows and starts macrium automatically.

BTW all backup software should have a rescue DVD in case you wanna restore the system disk
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31 Oct 2012   #64

win 7 x64 pro
 
 

i'm afraid something can't go! so now i have
1: macrium .mrimg and easeus .pdb of 2 os on lacie external hdd

now i have to do switch and i have doubt! can i do:
1 - move 500 (2nd pc) to 1st pc (actuallt with ssd)
2 - clone in windows and with macrium, the 128 ssd os to 500gb
3 - move ssd to 2nd pc.
4 - reboot first pc and i shoud boot with 500 os?

5 - on 2nd pc i need to start with cd live? e so on i should boot from ssd?

or is better :
1 - erase ssd
2 - move ssd to 2nd pc
3 - clone os from 500 to ssd,
4 - move 500 to 1st pc (and boot from ssd 2nd pc)
5 - boot live on 1st pc and copy os to 500 hdd?

sorry but for me is the first time so complex operations!!
thanksss
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31 Oct 2012   #65

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  1. make image of ssd using macrium. Put it on a folder called Q:\backup\ssd
  2. make image of HDD500GB using macrium. Put it on a folder called Q:\backup\HDD500GB
  3. Swap SSD and HD500GB, so put them in the other computer
  4. Boot computer from rescue DVD where SSD is now attached to. Restore the HDD500GB-backup to SSD (delete old parition first in dialog. see point 6 of Restore Partitions with Resize and Reorder)
  5. Boot computer from rescue DVD where HDD500GB is now attached to. Restore the SSD-backup to HDD500GB (delete old parition first in dialog)
Drive letter of external usb drive is different in both computers!! And even in rescue dvd!
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31 Oct 2012   #66

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I can't boot from cd win pe, neither I plug it in sata 4/5 in IDE mode.
My cd DVD is not IDE but native sata..
How can I do?
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01 Nov 2012   #67

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrubba View Post
I can't boot from cd win pe, neither I plug it in sata 4/5 in IDE mode.
My cd DVD is not IDE but native sata..
How can I do?
Can you boot from the DVD disc in another machine? So is the DVD disc bootable at all?

And did you change BIOS temporary (have set DVD drive as first boot device)?
How do I turn my DVD drive on to boot so I can test my rescue disk?
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