Oh, I thought the hidden partition you were referring to was that 100MB system partition Win7 has. You must be talking about an OEM hidden partition. I hate it when they don't just give you the OS discs. Is this a Dell or HP?
The only thing I used that was able to clone even hidden partition was a piece of hardware similar to drive docks. It works for 3.5 and 2.5 SATA drives. One slot for the source drive and one slot for new drive. I think the brand was Aleratec.
Hmm... I forgot about EASEUS, I used it to change the partition size a while ago. I'll have to wait until the end of January to borrow the cables again to test it out.
This is for an old IBM ThinkPad T40 from 2003. According to ActiveSMART, the original hard drive is still good with no warning whatsoever. But it has been over 7 years so I decided to dish out $50 - $60 for a new HDD a couple of months ago. I didn't have a chance to perform the upgrade until just recently.
I had thought about simply buying a new laptop, but I haven't got the urge (at least not yet). I also don't really need a new laptop, but I suppose it can come in handy once in a while.
Thanks. I currently have the 2009 version, but I need to wait until the end of the month to barrow back the necessary cables before attempting again. I assume I will need to do a manual backup in order to see the hidden partition since the "One Touch" backup didn't copy it.
Have you used this software? How about its quanlity?
Recently, my friend is looking for such partition manager to resize his 2008 server system partition. He mentioned this software which was recommended by his colleague. Now i just wanna ask for some more information.
Why not unhide your partition first? Set a drive letter in disk management than it will be undeided, btw, if you want to clone your whole disk to another, why not select another clone method "sector-by-sector clone" from Partition Assistant which enable you clone every sector from old disk to another. I download it from CNET, you could find it there.