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Windows 7: Buying A New Hard Drive

30 Dec 2009   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
Thank you all very much for these suggestions, from this information I am edging towards creating an image of my current data and transfering it over to an external hard drive. Sounds Good To Me!

One more thing: Is there any programs i could use to make a back-up or could I just use the windows back-up and restore program to back up my system?

Ok one More thing actually: What would you say the best programs are for making an image of my system? If you could put them into catagories that tould be just wonderfull.

Have to Pay:

Don't have to Pay:

You shall all be getting Rep for this
I think it is Paragon. They have a free program. You could also use the one that is in the OS

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/


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30 Dec 2009   #12
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

My personal recommendation will be macrium Image reflect.
It has free edition and easy to use: Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
It has also bootable linux based rescue disk aswell.


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30 Dec 2009   #13
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thank-you all for contributing to this thread I have recommended you all, and have made sure you all recieve "Rep" from me as you were all very helpful.
I still have yet to get any rep aha.

How do I mark this thread as solved?
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30 Dec 2009   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You MUST make a rescue CD with Macrium Reflect Free to be able to restore an image. Otherwise, the program is useless--you make an image and then find out you can't restore it because you didn't make a rescue CD.

You should make a rescue CD anyway, regardless of which imaging application you use.

Macrium probably has the cleanest and simplest interface.
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30 Dec 2009   #15
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You MUST make a rescue CD with Macrium Reflect Free to be able to restore an image. Otherwise, the program is useless--you make an image and then find out you can't restore it because you didn't make a rescue CD.

You should make a rescue CD anyway, regardless of which imaging application you use.

Macrium probably has the cleanest and simplest interface.
Thank you, edited my post.
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30 Dec 2009   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
Thank-you all for contributing to this thread I have recommended you all, and have made sure you all recieve "Rep" from me as you were all very helpful.
I still have yet to get any rep aha.

How do I mark this thread as solved?

Ill mark it solved and ty for the rep. For the future you mark solved by clicking on the icon top right. The last one after rep.
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30 Dec 2009   #17
dj99

Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Western Digital provides a free copy of Acronis True Image WD edition on their website. Just plug in your new hard drive along with your old one and use the clone feature. The program will do the rest.
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30 Dec 2009   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dj99 View Post
Western Digital provides a free copy of Acronis True Image WD edition on their website. Just plug in your new hard drive along with your old one and use the clone feature. The program will do the rest.
You may be right, but I thought Acronis only had the 30 day trial. Can you provide a link, I would be interested.
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30 Dec 2009   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dj99 View Post
Western Digital provides a free copy of Acronis True Image WD edition on their website. Just plug in your new hard drive along with your old one and use the clone feature. The program will do the rest.
You may be right, but I thought Acronis only had the 30 day trial. Can you provide a link, I would be interested.
WD Support
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30 Dec 2009   #20
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for the link, Johathan, it says good for XP and Vista. Is 7 officially supported?
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