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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect allows me to Image but not Clone

07 Sep 2015   #1
SyncopatedEd

Windows 7 home premium, 64bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect allows me to Image but not Clone

Working with an Acer Aspire Laptop, I was notified by Windows 7 that hard drive failure is imminent. Using Macrium Reflect I clicked on Image option and was able to image my disk to an external drive connected to USB, but choosing the Clone option produced message that no disk was attached. Obviously a disk was recognized with the Image option. Since I will be installing new drive, I would like to have a clone. What's my next best step?


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07 Sep 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi SyncopatedEd, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your best option is an image as cloning is normally done directly from the old Hard Drive to a new Hard Drive & not via a USB or external drive.

It would be best to use an external USB Hard Drive for your image as USB sticks are unreliable, particularly for something as important as all your data. If you buy a USB Hard Drive you can use it to make back up images of your system regularly, which is good insurance.

Read through this tutorial to make sure you have covered everything for a successful image.

Imaging with free Macrium
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07 Sep 2015   #3
SyncopatedEd

Windows 7 home premium, 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your very clear response & advice.
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07 Sep 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are welcome & thank you.
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