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Disk cloning

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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
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April 15, 2010 5:18:05 AM

Hi,
i wish to know whether its is possible to use Norton ghost or any other disk cloning tools with win 7..

i did it with XP & Norton ghost for several time, that worked fine..
xp has handy tool called sysprep for this purpose..

but now windows 7 has a separate boot partition of 100 MB & C: drive as usual..
i don't want details about windows backup or AIK like that...

if i clone the boot partition & C drive separately to another HDD or cloning HDD to HDD will work (i guess that hdd to hdd clone will work..)



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April 15, 2010 6:12:29 AM

manojgj said:
Hi,
i wish to know whether its is possible to use Norton ghost or any other disk cloning tools with win 7..

i did it with XP & Norton ghost for several time, that worked fine..
xp has handy tool called sysprep for this purpose..

but now windows 7 has a separate boot partition of 100 MB & C: drive as usual..
i don't want details about windows backup or AIK like that...

if i clone the boot partition & C drive separately to another HDD or cloning HDD to HDD will work (i guess that hdd to hdd clone will work..)



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You're right - that will work but I'd dump Ghost and use Acronis True image for better results.

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April 15, 2010 6:24:58 AM

what about partition to partition ( that C drive & boot partition ) have any one tried
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April 15, 2010 8:17:01 AM

manojgj said:
what about partition to partition ( that C drive & boot partition ) have any one tried





I haven't tried it but I suspect the target Partitions would have to be the exact same size as those you're cloning before you start.


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April 15, 2010 8:29:53 AM

I agree with Saga. Use Acronis.
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April 15, 2010 12:27:09 PM

Here is a very useful app call G4U, I use it to image all the P.c in the Office.
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

it can do partion to partion and to FTP(we use that option) and a few more options.

also something you should use when makeing images of HDD's:
Windows "sdelete":
Microsoft provides a tool "sdelete" that offers a switch -c in recent versions (only!) to zero free space on drives.

Run any of these right before shutting down the operating system to create an image with g4u, and see the size difference.

Ron

P.s OH and its free!

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