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Moving Windows 7 to a new drive

I have a Win 7 64 bit system with two 1 terabyte drives - each with multiple partitions. When I built the machine 6 months ago, I repurposed an older drive as the primary drive, but this drive now ...
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Cloning SSD sector-by-sector to HDD for a “zero downtime” backup in emergency situations?

I have 120GB Intel 330i SSD drive that I initially migrated my data from stock 250GB WD hard drive to with Acronis migration tool that Intel supplied. Since SSD was only 120GB I had to do some cleanup ...
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Need to install Win7 on 8 identical computers

I am putting together 8 new computers for my dentist. All brand new with exact same hardware. These are generic machines I am assembling with Gigabyte motherboards and not name branded computers. ...
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Is it possible to move a 32bit laptop HDD (with win 7 already installed) to a 64 bit machine?

I have a HP laptop(32 bit machine), 160 GB HDD with windows 7(32 bit) and all programs, profiles etc ,set up to my liking. I would like to a move this HDD to a brand new Dell laptop(64 bit machine) ...
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Assigning a drive letter from boot manually

Is there a way to assign a drive letter to a volume from bootup? I did a disk to disk clone using AOMEI and at the end I get "failed to assign a drive letter for the volume. please manual assign...." ...
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Backup Windows 7: Can I just copy files from one partition to another?

I've had a lot of issues recently with HDDs so I'm about to make huge backups of everything, but I need some suggestions. First, here is my current setup: SSD1: 128 GB with debian + my debian "home ...
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Cloned Windows 7 Hard Drive Won't Boot

I have been trying for about three weeks to clone a Windows 7 hard drive to get it to run in another computer. Where I work, we have 600+ computers that need Windows 7 installed on them before support ...
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Image/Clone Entire Disk including OS X and Boot Camp Partitions

Is it possible to clone an entire Mac disk including both OS X and Boot Camp partitions? Background: My company is switching from PCs to Macs. We want to have a dual boot platform. Before I used to ...
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Error Code 32 After Swapping out a Hard drive on Windows 7?

My Asus G51Vx originally had one hard drive, a 320 GB drive. The laptop came with Windows Vista and I replaced it with Windows 7. Later I opened it up, voided the warranty, and installed a second ...
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How to check if a drive has an MBR?

I cloned my drive. Then I wanted to select that as boot device, but it didn't show up in BIOS. This forum post says it's because the MBR was not copied. So how do I verify that the MBR was copied? ...
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Cloning old hard drive to new hard drive without External Hard Drive or CD Drive

The previous day I ran some hardware tests, only to find that my hard drive was failing and needed replacements. So I called my computer manufacturer to receive a fresh hard drive under warranty. ...
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Is there a performance difference between Windows 7 on SSD installed from scratch versus it using a recent ghost/clone drive image from a harddisk?

I'm planning to upgrade a notebook PC to a Solid-State Flash Drive (SSD) soon. I want to use the notebook before that and am considering installing Windows 7 on the hard disk (spinning variety, ...
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Take a regular Windows 7 clone with clonezilla (device-to-image) partition only

I am unexperienced with cloning software and I've decided to use Clonezilla as it seemed best as freeware. I chose device > image and left most options standard. I chose expert mode anyway to see what ...
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Can't start Windows 7 after cloning HDD

Brief description: cloned HDD1 -> HDD2 HDD1 partition 1 boots HDD1 partition 2 boots HDD2 partition 1 boots HDD2 partition 2 doesn't boot Windows, but is bootable in general Now verbosely: In ...
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Cloning/Imaging a drive

What software is best to clone and image a drive and then copy it to another drive? How hard is it to do? Are there any steps I need to do to make it easier to do? Example: copy a desktop setup to a ...
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Number of Heads MisMatch - DriveImg XML

I am trying to clone my windows drive onto my new SSD drive. I am using DriveImage XML to do this. However it came up and said there is a "Number of head mismatch (original 240, target 255)". It ...
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Best program to clone partition [closed]

I need to directly clone two different partitions; I will be storing the two clones on another hard drive. Are there any good quality programs that anyone can recommend? I'm looking for stability in ...
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Move Windows 7 OS to a new drive, and get a new boot partition — migrating from dual-boot GRUB

I have a somewhat strange setup. My drive layout currently looks like this: Disk 0 is my main OS drive right now, and as you can see, the 3rd partition is my C:. The other partitions are two ...
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Is it possible to clone system drive in Windows 7?

My current problem is that my Windows 7 system drive is unstable. I would like to try to clone this drive to the same type of disk (OCZ Vertex 2 120GB to OCZ Vertex 2 120GB) and replace the system ...
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Cloning onto Western Digital Caviar Green

I am considering purchasing a pair of 2 TB WD Caviar Green disks to build a RAID-1 (using the integrated controller on my ASUS P6X58D-E). Currently, my system (Windows 7) is installed on a terminally ...