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Windows 7: Copy the OS drive


27 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Copy the OS drive

I've a single partition for the OS (w/o that extra 100MB).

I used to run Ghost to copy the OS partition to another hard drive so that I can boot to the other one in case of the regular one breaks. However, I've heard Ghost is not ready for Windows 7 64 bit.

Any suggestion on what to use to do that? Thanks!


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27 Jun 2010   #2

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27 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Acronis True Image or the free Macrium Reflect. Both work well with Windows 7. I use ATI at home and Macrium at work.
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27 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

One more thing:

The way I used to have is XP on C:. The copy is on another partition and I actually mount it as E:. I have scheduled folder/file copying from C: to E:

1. Once drive copying is done, and system boot to the copy, the drive letter will be wrong: the backup OS drive remains as E: and the original is C:. I have to manually change that. Is there any way to fix it?

2. How good is the Windows 7's built-in set up? Should I just use that instead of 3rd party software which does mostly copying?

Thanks!
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Norton Ghost 15 is windows 7 64 bit compatible.
I have and just copied my c: to a 1tb drive and that is my boot drive.

it worked nicely
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