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Windows 7: Copying everything to new drive

16 Mar 2010   #11
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

My understanding was that most hard drives come with some kind of program to allow you to transfer what's on the old to the new.


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16 Mar 2010   #12
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

In no way am I as experienced as other folk here, but the ability to re-image to an entirely new and different hard drive is sometimes referred to as a 'bare metal' restore I think - extremely useful I suspect. I have not used Acronis but as pointed out, i think it offers this feature. Norton Ghost another possibility?
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16 Mar 2010   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
My understanding was that most hard drives come with some kind of program to allow you to transfer what's on the old to the new.
Hi Joan, It is an IDE 2,5" Internal Hard Drive...so i believe there's no such software on it.
(The Hdd to receive the image before re-image on IDE has a backup software but not to clone entirely) so it needs better.

manhunter2826, I was thinking of that but my cd of Norton Ghost is a 2003 version...And i'm not sure of it. well i could give it a try, but it could be an idea for others with a recent Norton Ghost..
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16 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello NoN.



From listening to others, Paragon is the premier SW suite for this.
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16 Mar 2010   #15
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello NoN.



From listening to others, Paragon is the premier SW suite for this.
I was just reading technical stuff on Paragon Suite web site, looks quite powerfull enough...do the boot repair and other stuff.

I'll think about that. Thanks.
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16 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome NoN.
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16 Mar 2010   #17
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have successfully used DriveImage XML to image my ex-current drive to a larger drive. I did the image direct with no intermediate steps with the new drive connected via eSATA. When I put the new drive in my machine, I only had to use the OS disk make it bootable and then everything worked just fine. I am using that disk now.

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