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 SolvedCloning OS partition from dead SSD to new one Forum SolvedHow best to partition a 1tb SSD OS drive for Windows 8 Forum SolvedHelp partitioning hard drive to NTFS and intalling windows 7 (NO OS ON HARD DRIVE) Forum Cloning only the OS partition to an SSD (all programs in OS partition) 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 SolvedProblem Cloning XP OS boot partition to new big drive Forum SolvedCloning a Windows 8 HDD Partition Forum Best way to backup/clone an HPFS partition in OS2 machine? Forum SolvedFailed activation problems after test cloning, how best to "roll back" to windows 8 from 8.1 Forum SolvedDo you need system reserve partitions on data (non-os) drive? Forum Necessary to clone non-OS drive when swapping? Forum SolvedCloning Window 7 to another drive/ partition. Forum cloning windows 7 OS to a different drive Forum partitioning a hard drive already containing a windows os 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 Easiest method of cloning Windows 7 OS Install to a larger HDD? Forum SolvedBest way to Clone old Windows 95 and 98 Machines Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !