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Windows 7 “no longer genuine” after cloning failing hard drive to new hard drive with Norton Ghost

I have a laptop. Every time it booted, Windows 7 popped up an error message stating that the hard drive had reported a fault and that it should be backed up. I cloned the drive using Norton Ghost to ...
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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
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Imaging UEFI computers

We are buying computers for a new building, but our current imaging software, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5, does not support imaging of UEFI computers. I’m hesitant to dummy down 300-500 ...
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How can i create my own system recovery disc?

I mean i have a system already installed with the os and applications i needed and i want to create a recovery disc for the system so that in the event there is a crash or hdd spoilt i can just use ...
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Convert A Ghost Image File Into A VMware Disk Image File?

I am trying to convert a Ghost image file (.gho) to a VMware disk image file (.vdmk). I am using this command: ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=my.gho,dst=myimage.vmdk -batch -sure I get the ...
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Conversion of .gho to AWS image

I'm a training manager at a GIS software company. I work with a 3rd party company who delivers our training through .gho images. We are now looking to diversify, and offer AWS hosted training also. ...
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Backup Multiple Networked Computer's Hard Drives, As Images, And All To A Single Server?

Is it possible to backup several networked PCs hard drive's as images, and save the images to a server PC at the same time? I know that it's usual to dump one image to all PCs on the network, this is ...
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Software compatible with .GHO, or something to convert the image to another format

I've got a .GHO disk image that needs restoring. Normally we would use BartPE as a Live CD then use Norton Ghost to image the drive. The machine we are working on doesn't respond to BartPE at all, ...
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A bootable self-installable image of a fresh Windows installation with Norton Ghost?

I have just set up my aunt's computer with Windows, drivers and the software she needs. At some point in the future, when the computer has gotten unbearable clogged up with bloatware and stuff, I will ...
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Skip Searching For Floppy (Drive A: ) When Restoring Norton Ghost Image?

I am trying to restore a Norton Ghost image of Windows XP, but at some point, it searches for every drive (A,B,C,D,..). I don't have a floppy(A:) in my PC anymore, but on the screen is a command ...
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Creating a Windows 7 image with Ghost to install from CD?

I have about 50 identical laptops that need to all be running Windows 7 with some extra programs and drivers. My boss is telling me to prepare one laptop, then use Ghost to create a bootable CD from ...
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Restoring Ghost backup to different hardware

I lost my desktop Win7 development machine, including the disk drive (apparently) to a power surge a few months ago. I have a Norton Ghost full drive backup from a couple months before the crash. I ...
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How to restore a GHO disk image file?

Symantec GHO Explorer can open, and extract files, but to use it for a restore I would need a a live installation of Windows on a usb drive. I've also tried Symantec Ghost, but it seems that it needs ...
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Bootable CD to backup a hard disk?

There are lots of tools like FoG, G4L, PING, CloneZilla, etc. which allow you to boot from a CD/USB-key and follow some on-screen menus to backup your hard disk to an FTP server, SSH server, or ...
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Windows Installer and Custom Images

If I understand correctly, the Windows 7 installer engine's Windows Imaging Format is partially designed to make it easy to do deployment to multiple computers using an image. I have a scenario where ...
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Windows 7 and Ghost

I am in charge of prepping Win 7 for our environment and before I get started there are a few items I need some help with. We have 90+ license keys but I do not want to use any to test with and the ...
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How to restore files from an external drive done with Norton Ghost

Our office XP computer crashed this afternoon. I know that we had Norton Ghost doing regular backups on an external hard drive. My question is how do you restore from that backup? PS. When I plug in ...
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Norton Ghost : why do I need so much disk space to run backup?

I made an image (31GB) of my freshly installed Windows 7 on my C:/ partition a few months ago. Today my Windows is slow so I want to put my image. I suppose it's all about reading (the image) and ...
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Ghosted computer start button not working

I ghosted a windows 7 pro x86 Optiplex 390 and now the dang start button doesn't work. It recognizes when you hover over it but when you click...nothing. I ran sfc /scannow and it finds errors but ...
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How to fix Partition Overlapping?

I found I somehow have parition overlap (not sure how that happened...I used acronis to it). Now Norton ghost (version 15) won't let me make backups and I am not sure what to really do. Reading on ...
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Best image cloning/restore software? [closed]

I would like to image my current laptop's hard drive and keep that image as a baseline the next time my laptop/HD crashes (to restore from. What is the best software to do this, Ghost, etc?
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Format main OS hard drive with non-standard allocation unit size before restoring Ghost image

I want to try formatting my main internal hard drive with NTFS using an allocation unit size of 64 KB instead of the default 4KB. Then I have a Windows 7 Ghost image that I will be restoring to the ...
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What is the difference between ghost and dd?

When I back up from one hard drive to another with Ghost I can switch those hard drives at will and the computer doesn't seem to mind. When I back up HDD A onto HDD B with dd, HDD B performs slower ...
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Enabling AHCI with Sysprep for Windows XP

I am preparing an image (Ghost) at work and our newer "standard desktop" use SSDs. My boss has directed me to make it so the image will enable ahci when we image the newer desktops. So I found the ...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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Need to recover files deleted from *.gho with Ghost explorer

I accidentally deleted some folders from GHO image (of ntfs drive) which was created with Symatec Ghost 11.5. I opened gho image with Ghost image explorer and deleted few folders. How to recover them? ...
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Disk copy of failing drive with Fedora 14

I have a WD disk drive of 1 Tera Byte capacity with Fedora 14 installed. On it I also have Virtual Box with a Windows XP guest installed. Now BIOS startup and Fedora is reporting that disk failure ...
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EWF Issue When Imaging Windows XP Embedded Using Ghost

On an HP Thin client, I have Windows XP Embedded 6.0, and I am using an EWF (Enhanced Write Filter). I make a disk to disk copy with Norton Ghost 2003, copy the image onto a usb flash disk, and ...
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How can I run Ghost from a bootable USB key drive?

I have a laptop that does not have a cd-rom or floppy drive. It is able to boot from USB though. I have a disk image (ghost) of the disk that I need to restore back onto the laptop. I can't find a ...
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Converting .GHO to .vmdk

I am trying to convert a ghost image file of a drive to a VMware disk image. I am following the command found here and get the following error (made 2 attempts): I can't find much in the way of ...
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Is there a “restore point” in Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) like Windows?

I'm working directly in an Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM). Some updates (like kernel) were available at the update manager. If I weren't using a VM, I wouldn't update it since it's a risk to break ...
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Questions about norton ghost

I have used norton ghost to backup my hard drive. And it came up with a .v2i file. Will I be able to use this backup from my pc to my laptop? Can I use this backup to restore my dual boot pc back in ...
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Is there a way to obtain the raw image from a Norton Ghost file?

I have a Norton Ghost .gho file, and basicly I want to extract the raw image out of this, for example to use with with tools like dd. (So using any symantec/windows tools is not an option). Is there ...
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Ghost Image - windows asks for activation on when deployed to VM

I have several images created with Ghost Solution Suite (v11 I believe), the images have been in use for a few years now, but I am finally to the point where I have enough time to attempt to ...
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Partition to Image in Norton Ghost 15?

In Norton Ghost 11.5 we had an option,that is named Partition to Image. With this option we could back up a drive completely and easily. What's the identical option in Norton Ghost 15? P.S: I have ...
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Create a bootable Ghost CD from a HDD

I have a little issue and it may be quite simple to fix. I need to Ghost some computers (locally) and now, it seems to be really hard to have several computers to boot from floppy. Sometimes the ...
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How do I create a Ghost Boot CD?

For a previous job, my boss wanted to keep using Ghost and didn't want to switch to Clonezilla (which I recommend) but wanted a way to Ghost all machines and even future ones from one disk or CD. So ...
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Best way to backup a Windows 2000 system?

I need to create a bare-metal exact copy of a Windows 2000 system. I just want to duplicate the system disk to another disk and put it on a shelf in case of emergency. Unfortunately, the current ...
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How to upgrade Supermicro BIOS from WinPE (Norton Ghost shell)?

I need to upgrade the BIOS on a Supermicro X6DAL-G/TG/XG/XTG system that runs Linux. It has no floppy drive, so I need to upgrade from CD or USB key. I've tried booting Norton Ghost 14.0 and using ...
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Free and easy alternatives to Ghost? [closed]

I'm looking for a free alternative to Ghost, with as many of the following features as possible: Easy to use GUI Save to USB DVD writer, usb hard drive, or network share Creates bootable disks Can ...
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Extract files from a Norton Ghost archive

Extract files from a Norton Ghost archive... without Norton Ghost, and for free. Any ideas?
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Norton Ghost usage, Linux? ISO? Server? MBR?

Before evaluating Symantec/Norton Ghost to image partitions, I have a couple of questions about using this tool: In the product page, it only mentions Windows: Can Norton image Linux partitions as ...
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Why Norton Ghost 2003 won't work on a Eee PC Netbook 1101-HAB?

The PC has 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and Windows XP Home. The Norton Ghost included PC-DOS crashes/restarts during boot-up.
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How reliable is Clonezilla for backing up and restoring Windows Vista Home Premium?

I am of course talking about full "system image" backups, similar to the old Norton Ghost. Should I look at other options? There are quite a few paid and free choices, but Clonezilla looks the best ...
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How to open “.gho” image files created by Norton Ghost v11.5?

In the past I had a Ghost Explorer single-file .exe that could show everything that was in a .gho image. Which version of Ghost Explorer can open .gho image files that were created by Norton Ghost ...
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System backup with Norton Ghost

I will upgrade my system from Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) to Windows 7 (x64). Before starting the upgrade process, I want to back up my current system with Norton Ghost. I have never used it ...
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What is the easiest way to make a bootable Ghost disk?

I need to make a bootable Norton Ghost disk (CD/DVD - this old PC won't boot from USB keys! And that is what I usually use.). What would be the quickest/easiest way?
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What's better Ghost or Virtualization?

I've a test environment with several machines using a mix of OSs and MS softwares, several developers use the machines on site and remotely. Recently I'd to downsize it to just one machine. What ...
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Is it safe to shrink the windows partition on a EEE?

I've got an Asus EEE PC 1000HA that came with windows. As soon as I got it I installed UNR, leaving the windows, windows restore and fast boot partitions alone. As its handy to have one Windows ...