How to clone my HDD

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  1. Seketh

    Seketh Moderator Moderator

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    So, my replacement drive should be arriving soon, and I wanted to get ready for it.

    I have an external usb drive, so what software should I use to clone my HDD?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Dave_S

    Dave_S Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I used Acronis True Image Home 2010, but if you search on this forum you'll find references to free software, I think.
     
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    jkenny23 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I just recently cloned my hard drive using Windows 7's built in "Backup and Restore". I haven't confirmed how well it works, since I didn't end up needing to restore my HDD, but it's a free option to keep in mind. I think it works to restore drivers/installed programs as well.

    http://www.petri.co.il/working-with-system-image-backups-in-windows-7.htm
    http://www.petri.co.il/restore-windows-7-from-backup-image.htm

    There's a couple options here also: http://lifehacker.com/5517688/how-t...-a-spacious-new-one-and-keep-your-data-intact
     
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    I plan on using the windows 7 backup/restore. I hope it gets the restore partition also.

    My replacement drive order was placed the 9th. It still does not look like it shipped yet.
     
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    I haven't used it before but I hear that Clonezilla is pretty decent if you're not afraid of RSync and a horrid Linux UI. At least it's free ^^;
     
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