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Old April 17, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
I've used Easeus Partition Master, but if you check the website of your HDD maker there's probably a free branded version of Acronis you can use. Both Seagate and WD offer it, or used to.
The migration software from most manufacturers only works when cloning TO a drive from said manufacturer, not FROM it.

Personally, I use TODO Backup from EaseUS. It costs a bit but I love the ability to do bare metal migration through the Windows PE environment.

It basically allows you do take your whole Windows installation, strip away the drivers and migrate it to a completely new system, while also retaining every one of your programs and even optimizing for HDD-> SSD migrations.
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