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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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31 views

clone windows without sysprep

I have to clone a windows 7 system on a lab (I have a volume license for win OS). The Microsoft documentation tell me to prepare the windows source pc with sysprep before cloning the system, but... ...
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70 views

How to clone a Windows image and restore it without OS

I currently have a computer that has windows 7 installed. How can I create an image of my current Windows on this computer, and be able to restore this image back to a partition? The plan is to ...
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1answer
37 views

Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?

I got myself a new Thinkpad with a HDD and an extra Samsung SSD. Now I want to clone my Thinkpad´s HDD to the Samsung SSD. Unfortunately, the Samsung Data Migration Software won´t support cloning my ...
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32 views

Clone SSD or move windows settings over? [closed]

I'm getting a new computer with a bigger and faster SSD (256GB vs 64GB). Should I do a clean install of Windows 7 and move the settings over, or should I try to clone the old SSD? Which is best, and ...
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1answer
59 views

I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
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0answers
57 views

Cloning a drive with Acronis Disk Director - will not boot after

I'm using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home - which seems to be unsupported - on Windows 7. I've done this hundreds of time on Win XP. I'm booting Acronis from a CD. System has 2 physical drives, C: and ...
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0answers
76 views

Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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53 views

Are there any issues with cloning a Windows installation?

I'm sure cloning isn't the Microsoft approved method, but will it actually give issues in the real world? Sysprepped images take additional time to set up and deploy (Setup is configuring your ...
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0answers
19 views

can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
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27 views

How to replicate a pc?

I've got a laptop given for business purposes by the company wherenI work. It has disc encryption, high security policies etc. What I need to do to clone that machine, and use is as a virtual machine. ...
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1answer
32 views

Using Windows 7 clone an OS X mechanical drive to an SSD

Situation: client with Apple laptop buys an SSD to upgrade. Installer disc isn't working and waiting another FULL week for "two day shipping" is not really an option. I can easily hook up their two ...
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Cloning a windows 7 system original installed on a SSD to a HDD, works?

Making a long story short. I have a backup on a windows 7 system that was located on a SSD. Now I want to restore that backup to a HDD. Will that work? I had TRIM enabled and stuff like that. Thanks ...
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1answer
47 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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0answers
218 views

Write Errors while cloning my external HDD with HDClone 4.3 on Win7

Yesterday I bought a new external HDD Western Digital 2.5" My Passport Ultra 2000GB, and I want to clone my old external 1TB hard drive on this new one. I decided to use HDClone 4.3, everything was ok ...
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2answers
432 views

Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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3answers
644 views

Windows 7, Drivers, Cloning and Sysprep

I have Windows 7 working on one machine but when I move it off to the new machine it crashes. If this is a driver issue do I need to download the drivers and install them first? Or do I install ...
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0answers
25 views

Migration Issues with Win7

I have a Windows 7 box that I am trying to migrate over to another box. I tried using Acronis and I ended up with not being able to boot Windows. Error: 0xc000000f The boot selection failed because a ...
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2answers
504 views

Can I clone a Windows 7 virtual machine without having to reactivate it?

I'm using Virtual Box under Debian and want to create a Windows 7 virtual machine. I'd like to be able to clone it (in case I mess up something and need to reset it later), but have read that clones ...
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1answer
120 views

I screwed up my neibors wifi

I messed up my neighbors Wifi. My neighbors let me use their Wifi, and it wasn't working right, and I read something that said to clone your MAC address. I typed in the IP address on Chrome and was ...
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2answers
133 views

Is there a way to boot from a disk to clone an internal hard drive to an external one, and vice-versa?

I've got a dying internal Windows 8 hard drive in a desktop PC. I want to copy the data off of it, but it doesn't boot properly, so I was wondering if I could instead boot from a bootable disk ...
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298 views

Image and Deploy New Computers

I am getting several new computers for my office. I want to install Microsoft Office and my proprietary software and all updates on a single PC and create a system image that will be copied to every ...
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3answers
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Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla = lost settings

I've just cloned a PC (Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla) and after starting up the new clone, Win7 wants to be reactivated again and the video driver seems to be missing (as in the aero effect has ...
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1answer
196 views

Trying to clone raid (striped) To USB Hard Drive

I am trying to clone a raid drive that was striped over to an external USB hard drive. I have tried Paragon in both clone and image and restore, EaseUS in both clone options, and Acronis. Nothing ...
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1answer
3k views

Cloning Windows 7 with clonezilla - sysprep - with volume license key

In the passed, I have used clonezilla, sysprep and a volume licence keep to clone images to many computers. This was based on Windows XP. How about Windows 7 pro? Will the steps be exactly the ...
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Windows 7 - Cloned partition onto 2nd disk (in same machine) won't boot

Notes: using a MacBook Pro 2011, UEFI and GTP. Replaced the DVD drive in my laptop with an SSD (disk 2). Installed Win7 onto the new SSD, which worked fine. Decided to clone Win7 from disk 1 onto ...
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0answers
906 views

Cannot change drive letter to make SSD clone of Windows install

Back on 22/10/2011 I bought a 64Gb SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. Because I already had an HDD with Windows on it, for some reason Windows installed itself on H:\, but the actual boot partition ...
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1answer
256 views

Steps of manual HDD to SSD migration

Ok, I want to do a "paranoid" migration from a a HDD to a SSD. There will be no shrinking involved. For the moment this is what I know/have: 1) Connect SSD and create an 1MB aligned partition, at ...
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2answers
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Clone hdd with bad sectors

I have a 250 gig hdd and a 240 gig ssd. I want to transfer the data from the 250 gig hdd to the 240 gig ssd. I have tried a variety of methods with no success: (keep in mind i can boot perfectly from ...
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3answers
481 views

How can I make a bootable clone of one SSD to another SSD?

Is it possible to clone a SSD with Windows 7 installed onto another SSD? I want to do this so I can then choose between the 2 SSDs as to which I want to boot.
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1answer
133 views

move windows to another non-empty hard disk

I have a failing hard disk which has Windows installed. However, it is still able to copy files. I have another hard disk, which is not empty and I don't want to format it. Is it possible to move ...
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2answers
125 views

clone a running Windows 7 from 240 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD

is it possible to clone my running Windows 7 from a bigger SSD to a smaller SSD. or do i need to reinstall everything?
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1answer
281 views

dd cloned drive not recognised by Windows

I have a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop with an MBR hard drive I want to clone. I used a Linux (Kali, FYI) live USB stick, booted on the PC and used dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=100M conv=notrunc to clone ...
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0answers
233 views

Installing Windows clone on a Hybrid Drive

I recently bought a Seagate Momentus XT (750 GB) Hybrid Drive. Before I took out my old hard drive I made a clone of my Windows partition and stored it on an external hard drive(I used partition ...
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1answer
808 views

What does advantages of WIM image that file based vs. ISO or another sector based images in Administrator

answers of this question is very important to administrators to choose between Microsoft solution or other 3rd Party Tools. WIM solution is file based and others are sector by sector images like ...
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1answer
299 views

VirtualBox - can I clone a snapshot?

I have a VirtualBox VM machine and I took a few snapshots. VirtualBox works on a Window7 x64 and plays a Window7 x64 system as well. Now I would like to clone the very first snapshot but I would ...
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1answer
885 views

I used disk copy to clone my drive, now my windows 7 profile won't load correctly

I used easeuse disk copy, after acronis, clonezilla, windows image restore failed me. Basically it copys all sectors, I set it to skip bad sectors(40). The source drive works, it just gave me a couple ...
2
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1answer
299 views

I have a failing drive, and the latest full registry backup. New install and restore registry would that work?

Obviously I would loose all my data on my C drive. I'm at my last resort before new install on a new drive, so I'd like to know some things. I have a total of four drives, System, Programs, Data, ...
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2answers
819 views

Clone Windows 7 to bootable USB disk

I saw some posts here having a similar topic, but I haven't quite found what I am looking for. All I need to do is transfer my Windows 7 (Professional, 64bit) which is installed on an internal disk ...
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3answers
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I want to make a fully bootable clone of my hard drive with no boot cd or dvd

I want to make a fully bootable clone of my Windows-XP or Windows-7 hard drive with no boot cd or dvd so that in the case of a catastrophic hard disk failure I can just take my "clone" and install it ...
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1answer
715 views

Cloning and replacing laptop harddrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My laptop's hard drive is dying and I have purchased a replacement. The current drive is ...
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2answers
558 views

Acronis Disk Director AFTER Clone Disk error: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Used Acronis Disk Director 11 on my desktop, plugged in the laptop drive 240GB SSD (USB) and the new hard drive 500GB SSD (usb) and the copy seemed to be fine. I didnt see any error messages but I ...
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1answer
506 views

Cloning harddrive I/O errors after about 30 seconds

I am trying to clone a harddrive with important data to another harddrive to make sure we can keep those files safe. Now my old HD is a 500GB 3.5" and the new one is 1TB 3.5". My old HD is plugged ...
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0answers
442 views

Re-clone a Oracle Virtualbox machine but to keep Windows 7 license?

My linked-clone machine is down for now and I need to re-clone it from the original machine. The problem is that I have use a Windows 7 license key on this machine, ie. if I delete it and clone the ...
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2answers
694 views

Cloned hard drive, same PC - STOP error

I am trying to clone Windows 7 onto a new hard drive, to use in the same laptop. Old hard drive is a Hitachi 500 GB 7200 RPM, new one is Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB. This is a Dell D630. It has the ...
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2answers
4k views

How to Clone a Windows 7 Partition to a new Hard Drive?

I just bought a ssd drive and I have 2 partitions. 1 is for work and one is for personal. I did a fresh install for my personal partition. However for work I want to make a clone(it would be a huge ...
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1answer
236 views

Cloning Fresh Windows 7 with external HDD, DVD or CDs?

I want to create Windows installation disk (not necessarily CD) from my Windows 7 Pro laptop, not sure what it actually means here. The material is about 50-60GB, requiring about 12 pcs of 5GB disk ...
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2answers
257 views

Easiest drive imaging solution

Recently my Win7 installation on my SSD went corrupt :( Now I have to reinstall everything from scratch. My SSD is 256GB and I took out my optical drive (its a laptop) and put in another hdd of ...