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Windows 7: Drive Cloning help please

25 Dec 2009   #1
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 
Drive Cloning help please

I have just installed and formatted, a new WD500GB SATA drive, now I would like to clone my current drive and O/S on to it. WD do a free cloning dowload but it says it supports xp and vista it doesn't say win 7, will it work or are there any other free cloning softwares out there that will work with win 7.


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25 Dec 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Acronis True Image Home 2010 Clones drives nicely....
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25 Dec 2009   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

The software you need is built into win 7
Check out this tutorial on taking a disk image
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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25 Dec 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

There is a difference between cloning and making a system image... With an image you need a program to restore the image to an operable condition... When you 'clone' a drive you do not....
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25 Dec 2009   #5
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
I have just installed and formatted, a new WD500GB SATA drive, now I would like to clone my current drive and O/S on to it. WD do a free cloning dowload but it says it supports xp and vista it doesn't say win 7, will it work or are there any other free cloning softwares out there that will work with win 7.
Clonezilla is open source (free) software and here is a tutorial on using it with 7:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ge-backup.html

Cheers!
Robert
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25 Dec 2009   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Apologies if i was wrong
I thought win7 DVD will restore image to new drive
System Image Recovery
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25 Dec 2009   #7
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Acronis True Image Home 2010 Clones drives nicely....
Does the Acronis TI 2010 free trial allow me to do this ? (I have the 2009 Acronis TI but they say it doesn't work with win 7)
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25 Dec 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have the paid version of 2010, so I couldnt say, but you could try the free version of 2010 and see...
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25 Dec 2009   #9
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I have the paid version of 2010, so I couldnt say, but you could try the free version of 2010 and see...
Ok I will go and try it and post back to let others know, thanks.
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25 Dec 2009   #10
Nibiru2008

Windows 7 Professional X64 Build 7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

I have used a handy little free program called: Partition Wizard. It's very powerful and you can download a CD ISO bootable image for using it offline from Windows, PLUS it is Windows 7 Compatible!

It has a "Copy Disk" function for when you install a new hard drive, etc.

Partition Wizard is a Windows based partition manager. It's 32 bit and 64 bit compatible.



It supports both MBR and GUID partition table format running on 32/64 bits Operating System including Windows XP, Vista, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, and Windows 7. It supports all hard disks recognized by Windows such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB external disks, Fire wire disks and so on.

Partition Wizard also supports RAID devices. All OS-recognized RAID devices can be handled by Partition Wizard. Working as partition magic, Partition Wizard provides powerful and professional functions to manage partition including Move/Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, Partition Recovery, Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk and much more.


Partition Wizard allow home users, business users, and system administrators to easily perform partition operations safely and quickly. The Enhanced Data Protecting technology keeps your data safe even in cases of power outages or hardware failure.

Partition Wizard is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE for home and business users. Partition Wizard is optimized and divided into Home, Business, Server, Enterprise and Technician Edition.

Download Windows Version HERE

Partition Wizard Bootable CD

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to into Partition Wizard to manage partitions. Features including Rebuild MBR, Partition Recovery, Move/Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk and much more.

Download the Bootable ISO CD Image HERE
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