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Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk
Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows?

There is a hard drive in a laptop. I need to clone it (preferably bit-for-bit) onto another hard drive. Is there any possible way I could do that? w/o installing software on the computer

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Why wouldn't you want to use a software to clone the the hard drive? –  amiregelz Jul 21 '12 at 19:07
    
you can run clonezilla from a bootable cd have you looked at that? –  datatoo Jul 21 '12 at 19:16
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Some drive imaging software, like the Acronis True Image (a commercial product), will allow you to create a bootable CD/DVD that can accomplish the task.

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Clonezilla and ReDO Backup & Recovery have live cds, which can be run without installing software... you can clone directly to another hd or to a file to be restored later. Your new hd must be the same size or bigger.

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