cloning hdd with w7

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by potjevleesch, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    Hi !
    are the W7 home premium 64 bits sufficient to clone my existing partition C:\ on a new larger hdd and make it bootable ? Is Norton ghost v 15 safer ?
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  2. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

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    Hi potjevleesch,
    I would recommend against shelling out money for Norton Ghost. If you're willing to learn, you can accomplish what you want to do easily with a Live Linux CD. Ubuntu would work nicely. Just do a Google search for "using DD for disk cloning" and you should be good. Afterwards, you'll probably want to use the included gParted utility to resize your partition. Good luck =)
     
  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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  4. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Ghost is reliable as a boot cd but quite confusing in windows. After recovery, it puts a vpro file in c:
    Acronis is reliable and a very good option to the paid one is the free one for WDC and Seagate drives. This can be found at these manufacturers websites.
     
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  5. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    thanks to you all, I'll go for the free Acronis
     
  6. v@g

    v@g MDL Novice

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    Acronic nice choice , but WinHex: option/clone disk much better