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Windows 7: can i copy my hdd to my 2nd hdd

14 Dec 2011   #1
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 
can i copy my hdd to my 2nd hdd

I added a 2nd hdd by sata!
can i clone my hdd so i can boot the 2nd one with the same windows 7 for games e.t.c and boot the first one for just internet a system files.


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14 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

How many Windows licenses do you have?
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14 Dec 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can use the free Acronis premium cloning app available whenever a Seagate HD is involved: Seagate Acronis cloning free util

Use the auto clone feature detailed in the Manual which is on the download site.
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14 Dec 2011   #4
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

only got on windows 7 box!
i managed to get my 2 hdd in i used a ide to sata converter and just created a drive letter for it and it was all good!
its seems slower than my main is this normal
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14 Dec 2011   #5
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

greg!if i use that a copy it will i be able to boot windows from each hdd!the 2nd drive is a maxtor not a seagate?
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14 Dec 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Only one of the HD's needs to be Seagate to use the cloning app.

Please write in full sentences so we know what you did that is causing the complaints about slow performance. Are your drivers up to date on that HD? Check optional Windows Update.
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14 Dec 2011   #7
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

iv just created a system image on the 2ndd hd!took a wee while.
But when i open up pictures on the 2nd hdd it just seems take a bit longer than it does on the main hdd!?
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14 Dec 2011   #8
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Only one of the HD's needs to be Seagate to use the cloning app.

Please write in full sentences so we know what you did that is causing the complaints about slow performance. Are your drivers up to date on that HD? Check optional Windows Update.
I create partion and formatted 2nd drive and named it drive N:!
the hdd makes a spring type noise 5 times then it reads data!?
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14 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
if i use that a copy it will i be able to boot windows from each hdd!the 2nd drive
No, if you only have 1 license. And please write in full proper sentences, else you will not be understood.
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14 Dec 2011   #10
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
if i use that a copy it will i be able to boot windows from each hdd!the 2nd drive
No, if you only have 1 license. And please write in full proper sentences, else you will not be understood.
i know i try to type in quick lingo!
My keyboard skills are not as good as my gaming skills
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