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Windows 7: Transfer to new drive?

09 Apr 2010   #21
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

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Ummmmm only problem with that is when he puts in the new disk it won't have an operating system on it so he's not going to be able to boot the thing up to clone or declone anything...

Ghost, when It clones, or backs up, backs up the ENTIRE DISK, including the OS, so when it clones that includes the OS, and when i cloned back to the drive, it copied my OS over with a new System Volume Info folder.


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09 Apr 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Yes, that's about it. Clone your OS (with Ghost COPY) to your external drive. Then install your new disk, run the Ghost recovery disk and pull the clone into your new disk. I suggest you clone to a predifined folder on your external disk rather than to the disk address. If you give the folder a meaningful name, it will be easier to id when you work off the recovery disk. And make sure you also restore the MBR (you will be prompted for that option).
Ummmmm only problem with that is when he puts in the new disk it won't have an operating system on it so he's not going to be able to boot the thing up to clone or declone anything...
Why is that? Btw: In the meantime the OP reported back to me saying: " your idea worked flawlessly ".
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09 Apr 2010   #23
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yes, its true. I upgraded from the built in toshiba 250GB drive.

Cloned it to my Seagate EHD, removed drive, inserted new Seagate Momentus 500 GB, booted from cd, cloned back, then rebooted. It booted into my OS fine, with a found new hardware wizard, and it installed some kind of driver.
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09 Apr 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Yes, its true. I upgraded from the built in toshiba 250GB drive.

Cloned it to my Seagate EHD, removed drive, inserted new Seagate Momentus 500 GB, booted from cd, cloned back, then rebooted. It booted into my OS fine, with a found new hardware wizard, and it installed some kind of driver.
Amen.
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09 Apr 2010   #25
NoN

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

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The drive have to be clean of any files or he will have to part it the same amount "Gb" as the original drive (prefered a little more Gb).
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That is not so. All you need to do is to define a new folder for the clone - but, of course, there must be enough room on the drive to hold the image.
Strange whs...I'm about to do soon as cclloyd9785 to swap on another laptop a new drive...For that i'm using Paragon Software and the Usb 2.0 to Ide/Sata 2,5" converter plug & play.

I did a test before on another external drive, and Paragon asked to format the drive before any actions and couldn't go any futher, without partitioning the drive.

I didn't had enough space to do it when testing with Paragon and usb adapter...

So when i'll soon bought the new replacement HDD 2,5", it will be free of any files and i know it will work smooth during the process, as Paragon will recognize the drive when it will be connected to the laptop. I might only need to format the drive first before starting any actions in the Paragon Software.

I'll be able to do all that directly from the laptop (ghost then image it)...when finished i'll have just to swap Hdd inside the machine then boot and activate the copy of Windows.

It is not only creating a new folder...to image the new OS.
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09 Apr 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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The drive have to be clean of any files or he will have to part it the same amount "Gb" as the original drive (prefered a little more Gb).
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That is not so. All you need to do is to define a new folder for the clone - but, of course, there must be enough room on the drive to hold the image.
Strange whs...I'm about to do soon as cclloyd9785 to swap on another laptop a new drive...For that i'm using Paragon Software and the Usb 2.0 to Ide/Sata 2,5" converter plug & play.

I did a test before on another external drive, and Paragon asked to format the drive before any actions and couldn't go any futher, without partitioning the drive.

I didn't had enough space to do it when testing with Paragon and usb adapter...

So when i'll soon bought the new replacement HDD 2,5", it will be free of any files and i know it will work smooth during the process, as Paragon will recognize the drive when it will be connected to the laptop. I might only need to format the drive first before starting any action in the Paragon Software.

It is not only creating a new folder...to image.
Maybe I misunderstood. I was taking about the external drive where you park the clone. Maybe you are talking about the new HDD which is the ultimate target for the clone - not sure. And there you are right. That has to be formatted.
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09 Apr 2010   #27
NoN

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

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That is not so. All you need to do is to define a new folder for the clone - but, of course, there must be enough room on the drive to hold the image.
Strange whs...I'm about to do soon as cclloyd9785 to swap on another laptop a new drive...For that i'm using Paragon Software and the Usb 2.0 to Ide/Sata 2,5" converter plug & play.

I did a test before on another external drive, and Paragon asked to format the drive before any actions and couldn't go any futher, without partitioning the drive.

I didn't had enough space to do it when testing with Paragon and usb adapter...

So when i'll soon bought the new replacement HDD 2,5", it will be free of any files and i know it will work smooth during the process, as Paragon will recognize the drive when it will be connected to the laptop. I might only need to format the drive first before starting any action in the Paragon Software.

It is not only creating a new folder...to image.
Maybe I misunderstood. I was taking about the external drive where you park the clone. Maybe you are talking about the new HDD which is the ultimate target for the clone - not sure. And there you are right. That has to be formatted.
Yes the Adapter Usb 2.0 to Ide/Sata accept the new Hdd 2.5" drive to park the clone directly from the laptop.... and yes it will have to be format before cloning, with Paragon. Handy Stuff!!

Just a long process taking your time....
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09 Apr 2010   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have not yet used Paragon for that. I have used Migrate Easy 7.0 which is from Acronis. With it you can also directly clone to a USB attached drive. But this works only for Vista, not Win7. Else I have used Ghost Copy. There you need an interim external drive.
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09 Apr 2010   #29
NoN

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

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I have not yet used Paragon for that. I have used Migrate Easy 7.0 which is from Acronis. With it you can also directly clone to a USB attached drive. But this works only for Vista, not Win7. Else I have used Ghost Copy. There you need an interim external drive.
I'm doing this on an XP Sp3, not 7 but i beleive all works the same... (Paragon do the job, not 7).

That's just magic and time now!

I was amaze by this solution. Adapter + new replacement drive + Paragon.

That's the one i use for:


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