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A clone is a replication, or an exact copy, of something.

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Lost admin access after disk clone although can still log in but just cannot access anything that needs admin rights

I have a very strange and annoying problem. My 128GB SSD drive which was the boot drive with Windows 7 pro installed was full so I got a 1TB SSD and cloned the old drive to the new one using minitool ...
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OS-update in VMWare "Template VM" - possible to propagate to the LINK:ed VM:s?

OS-update in VMWare "Template VM" - possible to propagate to the LINK:ed VM:s? To elaborate; using VMware Workstation 15 Pro I have a Windows 10 "Template" from which I have ...
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How to clone only the Windows 7 system drive C: to new bootable SSD without cloning the data from separate drive F:?

This question is similar to my situation but does not provide a definitive answer: How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD? It says clone the C: ...
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How can I clone a Windows 10 disk onto a larger disk?

I have bought a larger SSD for my Windows 10 machine and an external USB enclosure and now I would like to transfer the content of the Windows 10 system disk onto the new SSD and eventually replace ...
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How can I change the disk id of a freshly cloned disk?

Situation: I cloned a Windows 10 system SSD (old) onto a bigger externally connected SSD (new) and then replaced the old SSD with the new one. I booted the system and everything worked fine. Problem: ...
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Why my images created with DD have different sizes

I am working on cloning my Raspberry PI microSD cards in order restore then quickly. I use DD linux tool with SSH because they are difficult to access physically. From my computer, my command is : ssh ...
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CORSAIR Strafe Causing No Beep/Video POST Loop?

If this is the wrong Stack Exchange to post this in, please let me know so I can ask the correct community. Today I successfully cloned a Windows 10 installation from an HDD to a Samsung 980 NVMe SSD ...
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How to boot a from a VHD saved in a HDD partition, directly from the BIOS, as a native operating system?

This is my first time posting on this forum, so I am very hopeful. I recently decided to upgrade from my 128 GB SSD to a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD. I didn't have an external hard drive to clone my current OS ...
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Looking for a way to clone Win 10 with settings, incl/excluding specific installed software and its registry entries

as stated in the title I am looking for a way to clone my windows that allows me to chose with software i want to include or exclude from the cloning process. I googled a lot but couldnt find a ...
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INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE M.2 SATA

I'm absolutely at my wits' end with this issue: I'm getting INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE when cloning a M.2 SATA SSD to an NVMe one. I can always format and reinstall Windows but nevertheless, I would ...
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Is it legally to clone HDD for deployment of massive OEM Windows XP PC? [closed]

Currently I have a small project that need to reinstall multiple old PCs. I found that the the installation process of Windows is a bit slow. The old PCs use HDD and I have to use CD/DVD method to ...
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Fastest way to clone a 128gb usb stick with over 100k files

I have a 128gb usb 2.0 stick and it has many small files. In total about 100k files and it takes at least 6 hours just to copy all these files onto another usb stick. What is the fastest way to clone ...
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Options for Internal SSD Upgrade [duplicate]

I currently have a 256GB internal SSD in my laptop, but it isn't enough. I have just ordered a 500GB one, and that will be enough (at least for now). I have looked up a few things on how to "...
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Single ext4 Drive Seen as RAID

I have a WD My Passport 8TB drive that I hang off of a Raspberry Pi 4 to serve as a home server so I can share files amongst the many devices in my home. As a hardware backup, every year I buy a new ...
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Can I clone text boxes in different pdf files?

I want to have my students complete a sentence frame in one document and it also is entered into another document. The place they enter the text is that day's lesson and the other document is the ...
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How should i deal with sector errors if i want to clone HDD to SSD?

I recently purchased a Samsung 870 EVO SSD that is going to replace my Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD as my main drive. My intention was to simply clone the drive using Macrium Reflect but i got this error ...
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Git clone using https is not working, but works with help of ssh

Git clone using https is not working on my mac machine, getting following error : akshaybandivadekar@Akshays-MacBook-Pro codebase % git clone https://github.com/lodash/lodash.git Cloning into 'lodash'....
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Clone ONLY Windows 10 OS to another disk

In my HDD C: drive I have Windows 10. Also I have this directory: C:\MyUltraHugeDirectory Now, I want to clone Windows 10 to a tiny SSD disk and keep MyUltraHugeDirectory in source disk. Is this ...
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Cannot RDP onto VM clone after Sysprep

I have VMWare Workstation 15.5.2 running six virtual machines. They are all connected to a Domain. I cloned one but now the clone won't accept RDP connections. DNS is up to date and correct RDP ...
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How do I clone Windows 7 offline? [duplicate]

I have an offline Windows 7 PC whose drive is failing. Rather than reinstalling, which takes some time for this PC, I'd like to clone it. Are there any tools or methods to reliably clone a drive with ...
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Thunderbird email: cloning an account

I'm running Thunderbird 78.14.0 under Linux. In a given Thunderbird profile, I have several email accounts, all of which are using IMAP. I want to "clone" one of these accounts, as follows .....
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How to make cloned drive bootable with EFI

I have an HP All-In-One desktop with a 2TB internal HDD. The partition structure is like this: Partition 1 - EFI System Partition Partition 4 - (Recovery Partition) Windows (C:) (Boot, Page File, ...
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Cloned SSD won't boot Windows 8, shows "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired"

A friend of mine asked me to help him migrate his original HDD to an SSD (Crucial MX500 480GB) he bought. He's using a 27" HP Envy Recline Touchsmart All-in-one PC. So I went and used the same ...
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How many linked clones does VMware Workstation Pro 16 support?

I'm on Windows 10 with VMware Workstation Pro 16.1.0 build-17198959. I've created a Win 10 guest VM and created 3 linked clone from it. The three cloned VM are running in parallel and everything works....
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What is the bcd path if there is no C:\BOOT\BCD folder in system in Windows 10?

i just cloned my system from HDD to an SSD. When i tried to boot up with the SSD it cannot boot up and just stuck in black screen. I want to check and edit the bcd file of the SSD using the "...
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New Dell unable to boot after clone from old laptop

So I have cloned 100s of various computers over the years and suddenly we are consistently running into issues with new Dell laptops with Intel Optane NVME hard drives. I have tried to clone with ...
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How to clone system from multiple computer to one hard disk?

I have 3 computers. I want to back up all of them. They are all in Windows 10 with SSD. I want to backup all the systems into one single hard disk and choose which system I want to boot when powered ...
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Is there a way to clone an OpenWrt router?

Is there a way to clone an OpenWrt router? By cloning, I mean creating a complete backup image of what is on the device at a given time. Cloning software in this sense includes Clonzilla, Ghost, and ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu to a new SSD

I'm trying to move my Ubuntu installation to a new SSD but all the guides that I found are either incomplete or the partition layout is different than mine. I would use Ubuntu live and clone the sdd5 ...
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backup oem installation without install

Situation: Purchased HP prodesk from amazon, do not want windows on the machine at this time. Never started up windows 1st boot. A handful of times the system did not properly boot from usb and ...
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How to raw copy an HDD to another one

I need to backup an HDD in raw mode. I want to backup all data, partition tables, boot and so on. I have tried Clonezilla but it fails because of a dirty bit on a NTFS volume. I woruld like to migrate ...
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Both source and destination disks won't boot after clone

I've cloned a NVMe SSD to another SSD connected via SATA with Acronis bootable iso. I accidentally pressed "To replace a disk on this machine Clone with bootable OS". Currently both my disks ...
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how to clone a storage MBR drive to a GPT drive without affecting the rest?

current situation: i want to clone my D:\2TB HDD to a 10TB one and my E:\1 TB SSD to a 4 TB one. both are for storage, got a truck load of stuff installed and configured as MBR but they need to be GPT ...
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Cloning a physical hard drive directly to a vdi image: Vdi image deleted after completion

I have an external usb hard drive which I would like to clone into a vdi disk image using VirtualBox. I am using below command: VBoxManage.exe convertfromraw \\.\PhysicalDrive2 D:\ClonedDisk.vdi --...
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Getting "fatal: repository not found" when "git clone" a URL

This must be something basic but I can't figure it out. I have a github URL that has the form "https://.../tree/main". How do I download the contents? In response to git clone https://.../...
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Making system clone?

So I am having some problems making a system clone of my OS. I tried using EaseUS to make a system clone however everytime I try to make a clone it crashes in the middle of it giving some kind of ...
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cloned hard drive failed

I cloned my drive to replace it with a higher capacity (from 1 TB to a 2TB) , replaced it, it worked properly for a week or so, then it failed, so I went back to the original drive. I'm now leery of ...
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Target 2TB NVME SSD same size as 1TB source after cloning

I've just done an offline clone of a 1TB NVMe SSD to a 2TB NVMe SSD (I tried software cloning a few times but I always had issues booting to windows). Whilst the clone does boot, it shows the exact ...
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Is my disk partitioned correctly for cloning with Clonezilla?

I want to clone Windows from a 500GB HDD to a 240GB SSD. I already shrunk the partitions to fit the drive. In the photo you can see the partition structure - I'm worried that one of the recovery ...
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Cloned Disk with dd in Linux Live Image

I used dd to clone with an Ubuntu Live Image from a smaller SSD to a bigger one. During the cloning process Ubuntu freezed. I waited some time and did a hard shutdown. After rebooting it seems the ...
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VLC Command Line: --clone-vout-list not working as expected - Open 2 OpenGL Windows

i would like to play a video with VLC on 2 monitors simultaneously. In the command line help the following is described about cloning: Clone video filter (clone) Duplicate your video to multiple ...
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How to Clone OS from HDD to SSD with different sector sizes

I have an Asus laptop with 1TB HDD and I bought an NVME type SSD recently. I want to clone my OS from HDD to SSD and I'm getting different sector size error for both cloning and image restoring. Even ...
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Disk cloned with CloneZilla does not boot ( end up in grub prompt)

I did a complete clone of a disk (disk-to-disk with all partitions) using Clonezilla. The exact option I took was: device-device work directly from a disk or partition to a disk or partition I had ...
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Cloning Small Slow SSD to Large Fast SSD

I am trying to see if there is a way that I can clone my small boot drive SSD(SSD1) to my other SSD which is 1TB and is much faster (SSD2). My problem is that when I got SSD2, I didn't think to just ...
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Clone Internal PlayStation 4 Drive

A little backstory; my brother upgraded the internal drive of his PS4 to a 2TB Seagate SSHD and the drive ended up dying. He somehow managed to disable automatic cloud backups for his game save data (...
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Can't clone my old Windows 10 system to RAID 0 in new build

Going crazy trying to get my new build to boot. I need to restore my old system from an external usb drive to a RAID 0 created in the new motherboard bios. I’ve updated the raid drivers in Windows ...
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Rearrange partitions' order after cloning with Acronis True Image for Crucial

I have cloned a 1TB HDD into a 500GB Crucial MX500 SDD using Acronis True Image for Crucial software. Originally, this was the partition order in the HDD: But this is the partition order in the ...
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Clone two different internal disks into one external

I want to clone two internal (SSD+HDD) into one external HDD. In HP x360 laptop I have two hard disks. First is SSD (128Gb) partitioned as GPT and it has Win 10 installed on it (with Recovery, EFI Sys ...
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moving Windows 10 from SSD (UEFI/GPT) to m.2 NVMe PCH PCIE (or PCH SATA)

I am trying to move Windows 10 from a SSD to a m.2 NVMe 980 PRO. I have tried countless different ways to get it to work, but can't get my cloned partition running. In this last attempt I even got ...
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Can't boot PC after cloning HDD to SSD

Yesterday I cloned the full contents of my HDD (including a Windows and a Ubuntu partition) to my new SSD (Samsung 860 EVO). I can now successfully boot into Ubuntu from the SSD, but when trying to ...
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