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Windows 7: MACRIUM FREE - refrsh my memory plz.

07 Oct 2016   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
MACRIUM FREE - refrsh my memory plz.

Trying to clone SSD "c" drive to another SSD (clean).
On completion > shut down PC > unplug original c drive > reboot with only newly cloned C > opens with bios screen (instead of Win 7).

I'm a bit rusty with this stuff. Tips pointers and suggestions welcome.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I couldn't do a "clone", either with Macrium or the cloning program supplied with a new Samsung SSD. I had to image the old drive (all partitions) to a separate drive and then "restore" from the created image to the new SSD.

One of our software "guru's" did some testing with Macrium and several other cloning programs and found out it was a hit or miss.
His suggestion was to use the image rather than clone.

One other comment on clone. When you "clone" you copy all sectors on the old drive including bad sectors and sectors with "bad" data. When you do an image you do not copy the bad sectors or data.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2016   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Will an image do here? The win7 CD is 'in hiding' somewhere. I want to save the drive C as I am now no longer able to reformat + reinstall in future.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Oct 2016   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You can get new installation media with this if you have net framework 4.6.2 installed if that is what's holding you up ?
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

Otherwise I've used system images to transfer installs to a newer ssd a few times now.
Just create the recovery WinPE cd or flash drive you'd boot too and restore the image and point it to the new ssd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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