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Windows 7: Move from 150 GB HD to a new 488 GB HD

10 Dec 2011   #11
koolkat77

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Yes it has the ability to do either an intelligent copy (Only used sectors and also drops things like the page file which are recreated automatically) or a sector by sector copy which of course is slower.
hmmm: this makes me think how long will imaging take?
and is the cloning feature available in the free version or purchased?
It's available in the free version. The speed very much depends on what sort of disk it is. I've only used it on USB2 attached disks and it took about 12 hours to clone 350GB of data off a 1GB USB disk to another USB disk.
omygosh.thats long..
but will let you guys know what i plan on doing so


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10 Dec 2011   #12
ignatzatsonic

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You may as well at least try a clone. If it fails, you can always try the image method.

Cloning saves you from having to deal with a recovery boot disk that imaging requires. They usually work, but aren't foolproof.
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10 Dec 2011   #13
kado897

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I think that restoring an image to a new disk could be done from within Windows although I have never tried it.
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10 Dec 2011   #14
whs
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For starters, I suggest you watch this Macrium tutorial. It is a piece of cake to transfer the OS. You can temporarily define a partition on your new disk where you park the image (should be about 60% of the amount of data you have on your current C: partition). then you define a partition on your new drive and dump the image into there (this partition must be at least the size of the original total C: partition). Change the BIOS boot sequence and off you go.

PS: Just checked you Disk Management snip and saw that you have a system reserved partition. That one we have to transfer too - as primary, active.

Once you digested the video tutorial I suggest you come back and we will discuss this step by step.
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10 Dec 2011   #15
koolkat77

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PS: Just checked you Disk Management snip and saw that you have a system reserved partition. That one we have to transfer too - as primary, active.

Once you digested the video tutorial I suggest you come back and we will discuss this step by step.
thank you sir
i will keep you updated with my learning

edit: the video is for around 30 minutes, can i have a link to where i can download it?
my connection speed isn't enough i need to download it
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10 Dec 2011   #16
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In this case since you have WD HD in the mix, I'd use the free WD Acronis premium imaging app to clone the smaller HD over to the larger one.

Use the automated cloning method shown in the manual which is downloaded next to the app: WD Acronis free cloning app
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10 Dec 2011   #17
koolkat77

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You may as well at least try a clone. If it fails, you can always try the image method.

Cloning saves you from having to deal with a recovery boot disk that imaging requires. They usually work, but aren't foolproof.
iggy have you tried for yourself this imaging and stuff ?
like kado said
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It's available in the free version. The speed very much depends on what sort of disk it is. I've only used it on USB2 attached disks and it took about 12 hours to clone 350GB of data off a 1GB USB disk to another USB disk.
its gonna take me around 12 hours too right ?
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10 Dec 2011   #18
koolkat77

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In this case since you have WD HD in the mix, I'd use the free WD Acronis premium imaging app to clone the smaller HD over to the larger one.

Use the automated cloning method shown in the manual which is downloaded next to the app: WD Acronis free cloning app
thanks greg, i will check it. need some time this week. although
now somehow i feel i will just do a reinstall of the OS
this seems very lengthy with the kind of impatient person i am
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10 Dec 2011   #19
whs
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What is this 12 hour discussion. I can make an image of my system at best in a few minutes (SSD to internal HDD) or 25 minutes to a slow external disk.


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10 Dec 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
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You may as well at least try a clone. If it fails, you can always try the image method.

Cloning saves you from having to deal with a recovery boot disk that imaging requires. They usually work, but aren't foolproof.
iggy have you tried for yourself this imaging and stuff ?
like kado said
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It's available in the free version. The speed very much depends on what sort of disk it is. I've only used it on USB2 attached disks and it took about 12 hours to clone 350GB of data off a 1GB USB disk to another USB disk.
its gonna take me around 12 hours too right ?
I make an image every month. Takes less than 10 minutes to make the image file and store it on an internal drive. It would take a bit longer to put it on an external.

I have not restored an image in over 5 years and never with Macrium, so I can't say how long the restoration process takes. Externals will be slower because of the USB connection.

I wouldn't particularly worry about the time it takes. You can let it run overnight if needed. I'd worry more about if it will work properly and as expected at all.

Cloning and imaging are different processes and for all I know cloning may take a lot longer. I have never cloned a disk.
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