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#1 lverna

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

Hello

what is the difference between cloning and imaging. I searched online and i'm a little confused.

but anyway I was wondering if I could image/clone a hard drive?

I have an old internal 40 gig HD (my c drive) that i've used msizap on it several times to free up HD space and i boot win xp to it.

I have a newer secondary 250 gig internal HD that I want to become the boot drive.

I have acronis true image 2010 home version.

I DO NOT have the win xp disc (or I don't have the office 2003 discs either). The company who did my last upgrades just did the work for me without
giving me the discs.

I have a 250 gig external hard drive that i can image/clone the c drive and then in a separate image/clone the larger secondary drive to and then image the c drive to the newer 250 gig internal drive and open the case and switch the wires.

does anybody see any problems with that? Should I do it a different way? remember I don't have the disc to install xp if a problem
arises.

thanks for your time!!

Edited by hamluis, 08 August 2011 - 11:45 AM.
Moved from System Building to XP.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

I have a 250 gig external hard drive that i can image/clone the c drive and then in a separate image/clone the larger secondary drive to and then image the c drive to the newer 250 gig internal drive and open the case and switch the wires.

This is a bit confusing to me, the way it is worded. But if I am reading it correctly, you want to clone your boot drive to a larger drive, then use the larger drive as the boot drive. Using Acronis, you want to use the Disk Clone feature under Deployment. I use an older version of Acronis, and unless things have changed in the newer versions, they tell you after the cloning function, to remove the Old Drive from the machine & make the new drive your primary drive; don't simply switch your data cables. In their terms, imaging is creating a backup (tib) file to be used with their restore function, whereas Clone creates a disk of exactly how your input disk looks. Hope this is of help to you.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:04 AM

thanks, that helps!!!!!




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