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bliz May 9, 2013 04:38 AM

Cloning HDD
Hey guys,i'm upgrading my HDD,and i want to clone it,i have around 500gb of files on my old HDD and i want to put everything on the new one,they are both 1TB btw,so,no problem for space.

What if i just plug in both drives and drag and drop (copy) the partitions to the new drive? will it work?

And i don't wanna reinstall windows :blarg:

PS: i know about cloning sofware ,but most are not free and they don't work well,a lot of people have problems and the free ones are slow :P i would like to do it manually,it would be so cool if i just had to drag and drop C:\

zoob May 9, 2013 05:12 AM

I believe we had a thread on this recently...

Free Disk Copy, Drive Clone, Disk Image freeware - EaseUS Disk Copy Home Edition.

Or even Windows 7 system backup & restore works fine, just takes longer.

bliz May 9, 2013 05:34 AM

Ok thanks,but does it work if i copy C:\? are all the files in C or any hidden files? just for my general knowlege lol.

waynold78 May 9, 2013 05:44 AM

I have used the way mentioned above, it copies Everything and literally the drive and all...
great way to do this,( I went to a ssd and this was the way)

rjbarker May 10, 2013 08:42 AM

Just remember all old junk files and crap Registry files will also be copied, I went through this a few weeks ago and some Programs still did not work as I thought they would.....gave p and did a "clean install" of W7.....was much better.

bliz May 10, 2013 10:23 AM

Yeah... i think i will do a clean install,so much crap on my computer... maybe a few malwares too,don't ask me how i got em...

Cptn Vortex May 13, 2013 09:05 AM

Clonezilla is an option. While you're at it, just make yourself a Hiren boot CD. It's free and has pretty much anything you'll ever need : Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform

Sui May 13, 2013 01:03 PM

Try considering Clonezilla - Clonezilla - About

bliz May 13, 2013 02:38 PM

Thanks,i will check that.

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