Solved Best non Windows OS for cloning or partitioning Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: June 11, 2011 12:30 AM in Storage Share John_VanKirk a c 104 G Storage June 4, 2011 7:16:01 PM Hi everyone, What is the most useful small bootable "OS" that folks use to boot up to, outside of windows, to clone data from one HDD to another, or partition or format a drive? I still have a copy of MS-DOS in the toolkit, but there must be better more flexible applets now, possibly linux or other versions. Is there a versatile download that you can burn to a CD, to have at the ready, when you need to look at a HDD from an unbiased viewpoint? Separate from the Win-RE? More about : windows cloning partitioning Best solution almartin a b G Storage June 4, 2011 7:43:29 PM True Image Home will clone as well as backup your files or entire drive and I use Mini-tool Partition Wizard to format and partition These tools can also be set up to boot your PC from a CD/DVD rom outside of windows. Share John_VanKirk a c 104 G Storage June 11, 2011 12:30:09 AM Best answer selected by john_VanKirk. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow best to partition a 1tb SSD OS drive for Windows 8 Forum SolvedMy HDD's are inaccessbile in windows after cloning my os's to a new SSD...HELP??? Forum Cloning single (OS)partition to SSD Forum Cloning SSD Windows & OS Disk to New SSD Disk Forum SolvedCloning a Windows 8 HDD Partition Forum SolvedProblem Cloning XP OS boot partition to new big drive Forum SolvedFailed activation problems after test cloning, how best to "roll back" to windows 8 from 8.1 Forum Necessary to clone non-OS drive when swapping? Forum Best way to backup/clone an HPFS partition in OS2 machine? Forum SolvedDo you need system reserve partitions on data (non-os) drive? Forum SolvedCloning Window 7 to another drive/ partition. Forum cloning windows 7 OS to a different drive Forum SolvedTwo Windows 7 System Reserved Partitions (Fresh OS install) Forum SolvedInstalling Windows Vista/Windows 7 on a hard drive with 512 bytes/physical sector and non-aligned partitions Forum partitioning a hard drive already containing a windows os Forum SolvedHDD Shows in Bios, sort of shows in Windows 7, can't format, partition, or install OS. Forum Easiest method of cloning Windows 7 OS Install to a larger HDD? Forum Solvedhow to install windows 7 on gpt partition style? I have also deleted my previous windows 8 os and i havent taken backup. Forum shrinking a non o/s hd to make partition for o/s? Forum SolvedBest gaming laptop: mac book pro (OS- windows) or other laptops with similar price tag Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !