Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sassysclassy, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. sassysclassy

    sassysclassy Registered Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    I hope someone can help out. Am cloning a new hard drive and it seems to have cloned except for the operating system which is XPPro. I'm not really sure that programs are on it though. After trying to boot up from cloned drive, I thought to repair or reinstall windows and used my upgrade windows disk and it tells me can't because don't have prior system on disk. The source disk is from a Compaq Computer which originally had Home edition on it upgraded to Pro. Is there some reason that the operating system did not clone when I tried and if I install windows on the cloned drive now, will it wipe out the programs I hope are on it? Thanx for any help
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Hi sassysclassy, welcome to Wilders.

    It sounds like you have cloned the wrong drive, because a clone would be a twin of what you currently have, nothing missing.

    I would try cloning again, and if you have multiple drives, unplug them before you clone, until you have finished and succeeded.

    Cheers :D
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello sassysclassy,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    I would agree with Blackspear since "Clone Disk" tool of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home copies all the data, including partitions, operation system, folders and files, to a newer disk, making it bootable if the original disk was bootable.

    I would recommend that you find step-by-step instructions on how to perform clone procedure in Chapter 12. "Transferring the system to a new disk" in the Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User Guide. We may also recommend you to update to the latest build (3633) of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home. To get access to updates you should first register your software.

    Please note that we recommend you to unplug one of the hard drives right after the disk cloning process has been finished, since keeping both original and cloned hard drives connected might cause different boot or drive letter assignment problems.

    You may also find this post useful.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
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