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Booting from a clone


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#1 DAZZAROONEY

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:51 PM

Hi.

I have just made a clone of my laptop's hard drive onto an Iomega external hard drive using Acronis True Image Home 2011.

However, I have just read that I CANNOT boot from an external USB hard drive, so what should I do?

Can I keep it and transfer the clone to a new internal hard drive at a later date? What program should I use?

Does anyone know WHY Vista cannot be booted from an external hard drive? Seems stupid.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:41 PM

Operating systems for Windows are only run internally either desktop or laptop. To clone or image your OS and files using acronis is using another internal drive of same or greater capacity, then swap the newly created image drive from the old internal drive. This link may help you http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/16043.aspx

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