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Windows 7: Help Using Acronis

27 Dec 2010   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badjz View Post
Ok i followed your instructions to a T, and all is working well so far....

I just disconnected my original drive after cloning, and set my new drive as first boot priority.

All good.

Thanls again.
What choices did you see after choosing the source disk and destination disk??

Were some of the later screens related to partitions as opposed to disks?

What do you now see on the new drive in Disk Management?

Did you use the retail version of Acronis or a free version from Western Digital or Seagate??

I'd like to learn as much as possible from your results as you are the only person I know of who has actually documented a clone here.


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27 Dec 2010   #12
badjz

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badjz View Post
Ok i followed your instructions to a T, and all is working well so far....

I just disconnected my original drive after cloning, and set my new drive as first boot priority.

All good.

Thanls again.
What choices did you see after choosing the source disk and destination disk??
It asked if it was ok to delete the partion/s on the destination disk, i said yes and then it rebooted and proccedded with clone.

Were some of the later screens related to partitions as opposed to disks?

Yes, see above

What do you now see on the new drive in Disk Management?

Well i unplugged my old drive and now my new drive has replaced it and representing the 'c:' drive

Did you use the retail version of Acronis or a free version from Western Digital or Seagate??

Free trial version 'True image WD edition', downloaded from website

I'd like to learn as much as possible from your results as you are the only person I know of who has actually documented a clone here.
See answers above under your questions

Still working perfectly now!
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27 Dec 2010   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Real fine job!!

You now show 60 gigs on a 279 gig C and chose "delete partitions on destination drive" with WD Acronis as I understand it?

That's what I needed to know.

Did you see any choice that led you to believe that you could have chosen to clone just 1 partition on a 2 partition source drive?? Or do you think you were locked in to cloning ALL partitions on that drive? (I realize you only had one partition on the entire drive in your case)

Post back here of any anomalies, strangeness, or if you totally go down the drain.
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27 Dec 2010   #14
badjz

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes you can clone 1 partion on a 2 partion drive. If i had said no to deleting the partion as stated in my earlier post, it would have created a 60gig partion, and then the remainding space is created in a second partion.

I also belive if u choose to clone it manually as appose to auto, you can allocate a partion size.
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27 Dec 2010   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Aye aye, Captain. You saved yourself a bunch of work by avoiding a reinstall.
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