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Windows 7: Do I need to clone a drive that does not contain an OS?

22 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 10 Pro x64
Do I need to clone a drive that does not contain an OS?

So I have a storage drive that is pretty much dead and it contains some programs that I still use, like steam. And I was wondering if I could just copy and paste everything to a new drive and change the drive letter of the new drive to match the old drive instead of cloning. I'm curious, would that work?

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22 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Anything that was custom, advanced, default installed will have to be installed likewise again.
Everything that was copied and pasted onto that ol' drive can be copied and pasted onto the new drive.
Using Macrium Reflect free or fee, you can make a full image of the drive. Then restore said full image onto the new drive.
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22 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Cloning it is. Thanks for the info, was good to know!
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