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Windows 7: Clone

27 Nov 2009   #1
merchant42

MS Windows 7 Pro64-bit SP1
 
 
Clone

Does anybody know of a compatible Hard Drive Clone program ?

Just in case my pc decides to pack up on me ?


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27 Nov 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi try here, I'm sure you will find it in there.

FREE Great Programs for Windows 7
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27 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merchant42 View Post
Does anybody know of a compatible Hard Drive Clone program ?

Just in case my pc decides to pack up on me ?
My favorite is the one that is part of the Window 7 OS. System Image, it copies to your hard drive or to an external hard drive.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

and

System Image Recovery
Macrium Reflex, which is free has be suggested by many in this forum

Acronis has all been praised, but it is not free. There is, however a few months free trial period.
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27 Nov 2009   #4
merchant42

MS Windows 7 Pro64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks will do that then and hope that the PC behaves !
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27 Nov 2009   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, Windows 7 imaging/backup capability does not include cloning capability. Other programs, including Acronis, do include it. Cloning typically means copying a system from one hard drive to another in the same PC--directly, without an intervening image. Cloning might be used when you buy a larger hard drive and just want to move Windows to it.
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27 Nov 2009   #6
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, Windows 7 imaging/backup capability does not include cloning capability
correct
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28 Nov 2009   #7
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I just don't feel safe without having a fairly recent clone as a backup, precisely because there is no need to "restore" a clone. Thus, with clones, one thing that can and sometimes does go wrong, is eliminated from the recovery process.

That said, I also do compressed system images that do need to be restored to be used to recover from a disaster because they can be so easily scheduled and automatically created without any user intervention once the initial parameters and scheduling have been set up.

Reminds me I'm overdue to make a new clone asap.
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29 Nov 2009   #8
7thangel

win xp pro/win 7 64
 
 

i just got the free editions of reflect and paragon because i'm having nothing but problems with the 2010 home edition of acronis true image. the snapshot won't behave properly, even with the updated snapapi.dll. it already failed to recover a partition backup and i can't afford for it to happen again. i don't remember having these issues in xp pro.

i just did a successful disc image of my 7 x64 partition with reflect so i'll have acronis stopped and on manual until the issue is fixed properly (apparently i'm not the only one running into issues similar to mine, as well as other things.)

whatever your choice is, hope it works for you
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29 Jan 2011   #9
TazManila

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi I want to put a bigger hard drive in my Computer that has windows 7. can I clone it and then put the new hard drive in the computer and how do I do this.
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29 Jan 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TazManila View Post
Hi I want to put a bigger hard drive in my Computer that has windows 7. can I clone it and then put the new hard drive in the computer and how do I do this.
For cloning, if you want to make your life real easy, use this program. If you do not want to spend the $19.95 and want to invest more time, try free Paragon.

If you just want to move individual partitions, you can use any imaging program.

If it is a laptop, you need an external enclosure/Sata attachment in both cases.
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