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Boot drive cloning software
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:57:28 PM »
Looking to replace a 60 GB SSD with a 240 GB SSD.  The current drive has the Windows Boot.  Suggestions or tips on software or how to copy successfully the boot drive?
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 08:12:49 PM »
Cloning a windows 7 or 8(.1) drive?

EDIT: Actually, I believe with Clonezilla it doesn't matter.  I used it for a windows 7 partition and the only issue I had was that I had to manually fix the MBR by booting to a recovery environment command line and using bootrec.exe /FixMbr.  Your mileage may vary though.
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 08:26:23 AM »
Acronis?
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 09:04:59 AM »
Acronis?

That was the other one I used as well...but I thought their free version was limited in some way.
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 03:05:40 PM »
cloning Win 7 drive
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 05:53:29 PM »
Clonezilla worked great.  Thank you
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Re: Boot drive cloning software
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 08:58:54 AM »
The one we use at work is Paragon Drive Copy.  The advantage over Clonezilla is that it is a graphical interface but Clonezilla is a bit more cusotmizable and forgiving when doing the copies. 
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