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Creating a hard drive image


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#1 Reddoug

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:53 PM

Hi All

Looking for a freeware imaging program similar to Symantic Ghost. I am running XP and Window 7. Any recommendations?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

I have not personally used either of these, but you could try:

http://www.clonezilla.org/
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:59 AM

If you are using at least one of either Seagate or Western Digital branded HDDs in the system, you can take advantage of the free version of Acronis' imaging and cloning software provided by each of those manufacturers. The Acronis software can be run either from within Windows or from a bootable CD, which can be created once the utility is installed on a Windows system (and it is a wise to create this CD immediately). The bootable CD will be needed if ever the Windows system is not accessible.

Seagate: DiscWizard

Western Digital: Acronis True Image WD Edition
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

I just re-did a fresh backup with Acronis today on my XP -

Very simple and easy to use -

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

The best free disc imaging software is Macrium Reflect
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:33 AM

Hi
Thanks for the quick reply's. I will check them out!

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