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#1 Hawkeye4

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:33 PM

Is there one HD utility that you can put on a CD to boot up the computer and copy everything from one HD to another? IOW, slave the new HD (bigger drive) to copy everything from the old one?

Then you can take the old one out, change jumpers on the new one and you're up and running again?

One that can be used for all HD's? Have to put a bigger HD in my sister's computer and it's a Hitachi and not sure what she has.

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#2 Hawkeye4

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:58 AM

Wow, over 20 views and nobody has a solution? Anybody?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

Those 20 views could be other people wondering the same thing or they do not know the answer.

I use Acronis. I have heard about but haven't used:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...us/HDCopy.shtml
Also several Hard drive manufacturers offer a disk utility in their Support and Download section to do what you want

Edited by garmanma, 12 December 2008 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:32 PM

Thanks, will either try that or try using one of the HD utilities from Hitachi, WD or Seagate. Hopefully one of those will work.

I just burned Killdisk onto a CD and when I ran it, there was an area that allows cloning HD's, so not sure if that'll work either.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:08 PM

If you are using the free version, I'm not sure you can use/activate it
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 03:35 PM

Try EASEUS Disk Copy. It's free and comes from good folks...

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:39 AM

Thanks, will try it out. Have you used it and is it pretty simple?

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:24 PM

I have Genie Backup Manager Pro. It is excellent. As note above Acronis is very good also.
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