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Cloning a XP&WIN7 dual boot HDD

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  • Dual Boot
  • Hard Drives
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July 21, 2014 3:58:17 PM

Is it possible to clone a XP & WIN 7 dual boot HDD in one operation. Or must I start over and install both systems separately. And should I re-partition the new drive before I start. I'm cloning a 125G HDD to a 320G HDD.

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July 21, 2014 5:59:54 PM

While you could clone in 1 go, the only partition you would be able to expand afterwards is the right next to the unpartitioned space.

Its probably best to do fresh installs to setup the drive the way you want . A fresh install also wipes out all the crap from things you havent used in a while and refreshes the registry.
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July 22, 2014 6:06:55 AM

popatim said:
While you could clone in 1 go, the only partition you would be able to expand afterwards is the right next to the unpartitioned space.

Its probably best to do fresh installs to setup the drive the way you want . A fresh install also wipes out all the crap from things you havent used in a while and refreshes the registry.


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July 22, 2014 6:10:56 AM

Thanks for the info. It makes a lot of sense to do it with fresh install. It's still good to know I can clone my dual boot drive so I can archive it.
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