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Windows 7: Acronis 13 Clone Disc HD to SSD Questions

27 Aug 2015   #11
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Just wanted to ask what antivirus software did you have a problem with (Mcaffe perhaps)? I remember when I first got the laptop new it came pre-installed on in and that software was a royal PITA to get rid of.

Personally I have used Zone Alarm (paid) and never had a issue when doing a clone with that installed. But just to be on the safe side I will uninstall when I do it.

Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Well do yourself a big favor and completely uninstall your antivirus program before upgrading
It will mess up the upgrade you can not just disable it
It must be reinstalled after.
Good luck
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27 Aug 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well cloning an install is a lot different than upgrading to a very different os like win-10
So that's mainly why you would uninstall an antivirus program,

I believe everyone has made the mistake using Mcafee at one point or another
Mine was 6 years ago

But I use MSE and it should still be uninstalled if upgrading to win-10
10 has it's own security that replaces MSE's features and the install to 10 could have issues even with a M$ product.
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27 Aug 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
Will try doing the clone disk first, then run Dell's PC Doctor and see if anything bad shows up.
Imaging is an alternative to cloning and may be more reliable and of course either can fail.
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27 Aug 2015   #14
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I downgraded to Win 10, took a look at it for a few days and quickly upgraded back to Win 7 64bit ;-) Cloning vs imaging? Thought both were the same ? I do have a image also saved to a external HD, I could install using that way also, my only issue would be of course formatting the new SSD unless that would not be needed using a Acronis Image?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Well cloning an install is a lot different than upgrading to a very different os like win-10
So that's mainly why you would uninstall an antivirus program,

I believe everyone has made the mistake using Mcafee at one point or another
Mine was 6 years ago

But I use MSE and it should still be uninstalled if upgrading to win-10
10 has it's own security that replaces MSE's features and the install to 10 could have issues even with a M$ product.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Cloning and imaging are decidedly different.

The term "cloning" is often used carelessly.

Imaging involves making an image file that is later restored.

Cloning does not make a file and nothing is later restored.

Cloning typically refers to an entire disk.

Imaging is done on a partition-by-partition basis--one or more of the partitions on a disk. Maybe all partitions on a disk, maybe not.

Cloning is a real-time copying of one disc to another. Imaging is not.

Imaging is a legitimate backup strategy. Cloning is not.

Neither cloning nor imaging requires that the destination disk be formatted. The necessary formatting is carried out behind the scenes as part of the process.
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