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Windows 7: How to perfectly clone my HD...HELP...

20 Nov 2010   #11
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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Oky none of this looks like a definite chance to me bur HDClone does though what you think of this i can get the professional edition. My friend has it, and I just want know it has an option Drive to Drive so you clone it but I want to know how does this program clone your HD wile you are still using some of the program and services?
Good question, I guess only a software engineer or an extreme level geek could break down the nuts and bolts of it. But I can say it is a quick process. Backup about 9 min, recovery to a clean disk about 15.
Damm that doesn't sounds right to me I want to back up my whole 320gig HD with all its programs and music and everything so when I am done and i plug out my 320gig and put in the cloned one everything must be the same, that is all I want just a clone of the whole hard-drive, my fiend says he got a bootable CD with it... Read this maybe someone can tell me hoe to do this with this program
You are not actually backing up the whole 320 gig, the programs will only back up the data that is stored on the disk. For example my SSD is 128 gb my Windows install with all applications occupies 28 gb. The program backs up only that 28 gb which is used and then (depending on user settings) compresses it resulting in a 17.8 gb file for future use if needed.


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20 Nov 2010   #12
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

So there is no way I can take my hadrdrive and make a complete copy of it?
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20 Nov 2010   #13
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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So there is no way I can take my hadrdrive and make a complete copy of it?
Of course you can, the example i used is for a backup. But my program (like others listed) also have a clone option as well. This feature will clone your disk to another connected to the computer. And in mine (Acronis) you have the option to do a sector by sector backup which does clone all sectors of the drive resulting in the full size of the drive. I see no need for this as you are also including the free space of the drive, but when you clone it will only write the used data including partitions to the destination drive. It is a perfect bootable copy of the original you simply replace the original with. This process also takes only about 10-15 min.
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20 Nov 2010   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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So there is no way I can take my hadrdrive and make a complete copy of it?
Every program mentioned in this thread will make a complete copy (clone) of your hard drive. A Guy
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20 Nov 2010   #15
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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So there is no way I can take my hadrdrive and make a complete copy of it?
Every program mentioned in this thread will make a complete copy (clone) of your hard drive. A Guy
Thanks guy so I can use clone HD?
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20 Nov 2010   #16
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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So there is no way I can take my hadrdrive and make a complete copy of it?
Every program mentioned in this thread will make a complete copy (clone) of your hard drive. A Guy
Thanks guy so I can use clone HD?
I have no personal experience with that program but if it supports the above mentioned features then yes it will do what you need.
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20 Nov 2010   #17
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Every program mentioned in this thread will make a complete copy (clone) of your hard drive. A Guy
Thanks guy so I can use clone HD?
I have no personal experience with that program but if it supports the above mentioned features then yes it will do what you need.
Or would you prefer this? "Acronis True Image Home 2011 v14 Build 5519 Final"
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20 Nov 2010   #18
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

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Thanks guy so I can use clone HD?
I have no personal experience with that program but if it supports the above mentioned features then yes it will do what you need.
Or would you prefer this? "Acronis True Image Home 2011 v14 Build 5519 Final"
Yub ..this one should work for you ..
I use it to clone my "Back up Hdd" in case something goes wrong ,,i just pop it in .
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20 Nov 2010   #19
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

I did extensive testing of all the Free apps mentioned and IMHO Macrium Reflect came out on top...
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20 Nov 2010   #20
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

SH!t clonehd doesn't work when I clone it and after that turn PC off and then plug out the old one and leave the cloned one in then it only shows a white - and nothing boots up and I did check the boot settings
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