Clone lap top drive to usb external drive.

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  1. RIGHT ANGLE

    RIGHT ANGLE Registered Member

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    Maybe I am the only one in the world that didn’t know how to clone a lap top hard drive while it was still in the lap top to a new hard drive that I had put in a USB carrier. It failed the first time I tried and I supposed since the USB drive was not bootable, it couldn’t be done. BUT YES YOU CAN CLONE TO A USB HARD DRIVE BUT FIRST I HAD TO UPDATE ACRONIS TI 9.0. After the update, everything worked great!!!

    See the following email response from Acronis:

    My e-mail to Acronis:
    When I try to clone my laptop Computer drive to a USB external drive
    everything goes well until the computer restarts at which time I get
    a notice that it can not find the (USB, I think) drive. It cancels
    the cloning and just restarts windows. The Acronis had not
    partitioned the new drive. When I do a "windows e" and view "my
    computer" it does not show the external USB drive but I still have
    the icon to safely remove it.

    Where do I find the procedure to clone a laptop computer with an
    external hard drive?

    Thank You

    Reply from Acronis:
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis software!
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please install the below update with disabled logging and see whether the problem persists.

    http://download.acronis.com/support/SnapAPI.297_s_e.exe

    If the problem still persists please try to use Acronis Bootable Media to clone. You can create this media using Acronis True Image 9.0 Home from Windows environment.

    Thank you.
     
  2. RIGHT ANGLE

    RIGHT ANGLE Registered Member

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    I should also mention that after the cloning had finished, Acronis had me press any key to shut down the computer. When I did that, the computer would not turn on. The computer was completely dead. No AC light or anything. I then remove all power, both AC and the battery. When I plugged the AC and battery back in, everything worked!

    HOPE THIS POST HELPS SOMEONE.
     
  3. Ralphie

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    Did I understand this right .... are you able to boot Windows FROM the drive that is still in the external enclosure now?
     
  4. RIGHT ANGLE

    RIGHT ANGLE Registered Member

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    No, I removed it from the external enclosure and put it in the lap top.
     
  5. Ralphie

    Ralphie Registered Member

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    Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I have no problems performing a workable clone to a usb drive without having to resort to anything other than the bootable TI rescue cd - works great on both my laptop and desktop.
     
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