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Old 24-02-09, 06:21 PM
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Help me Clone my old HDD

Hey all,

Just installed my new Samsung F1 drive and have formatted it and I am now ready to copy over all the data from my old Samsung 160gb onto this one.

My old drive has 2 partitions on and I would like it the same on my new hard drive if this is possible. One partition contains a Windows XP boot and the other is just used for storage.

Just to help I thought I would post a screenshot of how its currently looking:



Now before I even start I thought I would ask you lot what will be the best way to make this work, so on my new hard drive I still have my XP boot and lots more storage on the other partition.

Whats the best software to use or can it be done easy enough in Vista?

Ussually I would just go ahead and do things but I dont want to loose any data so thought I would ask before I even start.

Thanks, Sam

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Old 24-02-09, 06:22 PM
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acronis true image works well for me and its free
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Old 24-02-09, 06:26 PM
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Hi after some helpful advice from this very forum,

i migrated my data over to my new drive incredibly easily.

Program is called Acronis easy Migrate.

Download of their website a 15 day free trail.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...d/migrateeasy/

Works a charm. you then have the option to keep your old drive in storage as a complete mirror backup.

Just make sure you identify the drives correctly and set the partitions.. really helpful as theres a " let us hold your hand through this " mode

All for nowt .... now thats a price i like.
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Old 24-02-09, 07:07 PM
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Thanks lads,

Will give that acronis a blast.
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Old 24-02-09, 10:44 PM
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All went well,



Just need to sort out my Vista / XP dual boot now as its all messed up.

Thanks again
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Old 24-02-09, 11:04 PM
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glad all went well for you mate
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Old 25-02-09, 12:37 AM
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Sorted my Vista / XP dual boot issues using a program called EasyBCD.

Everything is looking good now
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