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Hard Disk To Hard Disk (straight Copy!)


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#1 jeverall

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:17 AM

Hi

Can someone please tell me how to copy eveything from hard disk #1 to hard disk #2
then remove hard disk #1 and use hard disk #2 in its place..???
I have tried a few different things that I know of and i'm out of ideas!
Any help will be much appreciated!

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 12:51 PM

Download Digital Dolly 1.0 and burn an .iso image to a CD. Create a folder on your computer to DL Digital Dolly to. Unzip DD in the same folder. Te create a bootable image.
Use the Drive Image feature in DD to copy all the information From drive C:\ to D:\.





MOD: Cleaned up mispelled word and poor sentence structure (Like you can see a difference).

Edited by acklan, 11 February 2006 - 08:08 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for the info Acklan, looks a bit confusing but i'll give it a go anyway and take it step by step!

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:24 AM

Copying a hard disk is different from imaging/cloning a hard disk.

Generally, you'll use copying to save your data and files (and not the system files).

Imaging/cloning will make an exact copy of your hard drive - so that you can restore the image later on and put the computer back to where it was when you made the image.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:35 AM

I thought that is what he wanted, not in those words? You just want to change out your hard drives not change your instance of windows, right?
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:18 PM

Mine was just an additional comment - meant to illustrate the differences between copying and imaging/cloning.

Take Acklan's advice - it's good! :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:09 PM

Thankyou Usasma and Acklan for all the advice you have given me! I have used it and my hardisk is now CLONED! (thanks for correcting me usasma! Now I know the correct term!) :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:04 PM

Thank yourself. You did an excellent job. Time, and research is all you needed. One more thing.Remember what you did and pass it on.


Good job, well done.
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 06:26 PM

I will try my best! thanks




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