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Windows 7: Just got a new 2T HDD - easiest way to transfer all media from 500g?

06 Oct 2010   #51
gregrocker

 

The steps starting in the Manual page 43 to Clone from one HD to another do not include making a .tib file.

If you have the file made, then go back to the Imaging section and follow the exact steps to restore the saved Image starting on page 25.

Be sure to check the box to restore the MBR and Track0 so it boots correctly.

I would not change the partitioning unless you know what changes you want and are sure how to apply them. You can always do that later in Disk Mgmt and using Partition Wizard.


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06 Oct 2010   #52
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Hmm. I dont know if it worked properly because it only created 1 partition when it should have created 3...?


I did this when I opened up the program:

Image Backup & Image Restore>Image backup (backup the entire hard disc)

Then it walked me through creating an image backup

So I guess I didnt clone it like I was supposed to

Do I have to go back and wipe it clean again because I cant format it in disk managment
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06 Oct 2010   #53
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

ahh I was supposed to do the "Bootable Media" option, not create an image

How can I wipe the drive quickly to retry the clone, do I have to do all of the dos prompt again?
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06 Oct 2010   #54
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I see I can go to Computer, right click on the drive & Format is an option, I'll do that really quick & then do the Bootable Media option
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06 Oct 2010   #55
gregrocker

 

I have now stated at least three times that you do not format the drive or create partitions, but clone or reimage to a raw cleaned HD.

If you format the HD then the Image Recovery utility will prompt you to remove the formatting.

Are you able to follow the Manual? Turn to page 25.
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06 Oct 2010   #56
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

see below
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06 Oct 2010   #57
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have now stated at least three times that you do not format the drive or create partitions, but clone or reimage to a raw cleaned HD.

Are you able to follow the Manual? Turn to page 25.
I realize that now, but after doing the image backup, it's used 56gb worth of the disk, so I've got to get rid of that now before I do a clone dont I?
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06 Oct 2010   #58
gregrocker

 

Waiting for OP to restart from cloning after helping him on Team Viewer. In case I fall asleep here are steps to complete separating Win7 and Ubuntu to separate HD's:

You will restart to the 80gb, so test whether 550gb clone will boot on its own by rebooting and tapping the ESC key to access the BIOS Boot Menu and choose the 550gb HD to boot. On some Asus' mobos the key is F8.

If it boots and behaves well, then you can install Partition Wizard which I put on your desktop. Rightclick>Wipe both Ubuntu partitions on the 550gb, then Resize Win7 by dragging the borders to where you want them. Make sure Win7 is marked Active using Modify menu on rightclick. Wipe (not delete) the Ubuntu partitions to avoid corruption of Win7 from GRUB code.

Next power down, unplug the 80gb and swap its cable to 550gb or set it first to boot in BIOS setup (after DVD drive). Write the MBR to Win7 by booting the Win7 DVD Repair Console or Repair CD, click thru to Startup Repair to run it up to 3 separate times until it starts up: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html?ltr=S

Now you can plug the Ubuntu 80gb HD back in, use Partition Wizard to delete Win7 off of it, Resize Ubuntu partitions as you wish, remove GRUB if you can, then boot it using the ESC key only. Don't let GRUB get its GRUBBY paws on Win7 again since they are separated now as they need to be.

If I fall asleep then I'll likely be back around 11-12 noon PST.
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